Integrating pharmacists into general practice
A qualitative interview study in Northern Ireland involved interviews with eleven triads of GPs, Practice-Based-Pharmacists (PBPs) and Community Pharmacists.
PBPs were perceived to have a positive impact on primary healthcare delivery.
Patient awareness/ understanding of the PBP role was perceived to be lacking.
Ask your PBPs to work with the practice manager in developing a page on your website about the support they offer patients.
Have information about your PBPs on electronic/ written notice boards in your reception area.
Explore how your PPG could help raise awareness of the role of new PCN team members including PBPs with your wider population.
Read more about the research informing this GEM here: https://bjgp.org/content/73/731/e407