Primary care pharmacists: a profile

Jill K. Jesson, Keith A. Wilson, Alison Blenkinsopp

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A survey was carried out in 1998 in 43 English health authorities of primary care pharmacists (employed to provide prescribing advice to GPs at medical practice level). 119 responses were received (66%). Most combined working as a PCP with another occupation, usually community pharmacy (57%), hospital pharmacy (13%) or as an academic (7%). 53% of respondents worked 8 hours or less per week as a PCP. Only 18 respondents were employed full-time as a PCP. The most common activities were drug information (91%), PACT analysis (90%), drug cost containment (90%) and review of individual patient medication (88%). (7 refs.)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-104
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Social and Administrative Pharmacy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002


  • prescribing support activity
  • primary care pharmacist (PCP)


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