The staff interviews suggest that successful implementation of the HLP programme is dependent upon achieving the right skill mix including the introduction of healthy living champions to ensure staff are better equipped to approach and engage with clients on health related issues. The HLP process allowed staff to grow within and into roles, enhancing job satisfaction and motivation. Staff value the HLP model towards achieving a more proactive, supported and effective approach to service provision. buy Rucaparib Staff also identify key aspects of the process that need to be managed and addressed to ensure the outweighing benefits of the programme
are sustained and translate to better health outcomes amongst the local community. A limitation to the study was that due to time constraints it was not possible to interview multiple staff at each location; in some cases, only the pharmacist could participate and in other pharmacies only a non-pharmacist member of staff could be interviewed. This therefore assumed that the member of staff interviewed, represented the opinions of
the entire team. 1. Department of Health. Pharmacy in England: Pexidartinib in vivo building on strengths – delivering the future. London: Department of Health 2008. Available at: (Accessed April 14, 2013). www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_083815 2. NHS Portsmouth. Interim report on the outcomes from the Portsmouth Health Living Pharmacy initiative. September 4-Aminobutyrate aminotransferase 2010. Available at: (Accessed April 14, 2013) http://www.portsmouth.nhs.uk/Downloads/General%20Documents/Portsmouth%20HLP%20interim%20outcomes.pdf Scott Cunningham, Khyati Sanghani, Alison Strath Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK Survey of Scottish community pharmacists’ views and experiences of the Chronic Medication Service (CMS) and Pharmacy Care Record
(PCR) CMS and PCR are well supported but may require technological enhancement and they are not yet part of daily practice. Pharmacists perceive that GPs lack awareness and understanding of CMS. Practice developments require greater CMS-PCR integration into daily work streams and initiatives that promote collaborative working with GPs. A Chronic Medication Service (CMS) in Scottish community pharmacy practice has been developed.1 CMS was introduced in 2010 and is designed to offer personalised pharmaceutical care. The Pharmacy Care Record (PCR), a web based system, facilitates CMS. The aim of the research was to survey the views and experiences of community pharmacists to CMS and PCR. A cross-sectional survey was sent to 1091 CPs in Scotland with one reminder. It was developed and piloted by an expert team with broad experience of practice and research. Data from earlier unpublished qualitative work was used to inform survey development. Open, closed and Likert-type questions were included. Data entry and analysis were performed using SPSS 17.0.