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Practice based pharmacists free up five hours of GP time a week

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: (Published 25 September 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k4019
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. London, UK

A clinical pharmacist based in a GP practice frees up almost five hours of GP time per week just by taking on prescribing work, a small study of practices in Scotland has found.1 They also improve patient safety and staff morale, and reduce stress levels in the practice, according to surveys of GPs and practice staff.

Clinical pharmacists in general practice was proposed as a way of reducing GP workload and improving patient care. In …

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