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Research shows the benefits of clinical pharmacists

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May 27. 2019

A prospective observational cohort study, published in the BJGP, has shed light on the benefits of using clinical pharmacists as part of the primary care team.

Studying 16 practices in Glasgow, the study concluded that 'the inclusion of additional specialist clinical pharmacists to perform key prescribing activities released an average of five hours’ direct GP time per practice per week ... as well as freeing up GP capacity, practices and practitioners identified positive effects on patient safety and staff morale, along with reductions in stress during the study period'.

The full study is available at https://bjgp.org/content/68/675/e735

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