Care home managers' views of services provided by community pharmacies

D. Bolaky, Peter Clark, D. Ferrigan, R. Patel, D. Virdee

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Aim - To determine care home managers’ views of the services provided by community pharmacists.

Design - A confidential self-administered postal survey.

Subjects and settings - 2,000 managers of care homes for the elderly in four regions of England.

Outcome measures - The level of satisfaction with services provided to residential care homes for the elderly by community pharmacists.

Results - 1,062 care home managers (53.1%) returned questionnaires. The most common services provided were the supply of medicines and advice on the storage and disposal of medicines. Over 92% of respondents expressed a high overall level of satisfaction with the services currently provided.

Conclusions - Residential home managers were broadly satisfied with the current provision of services by community pharmacists and would support the provision of further services in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-140
Number of pages2
JournalPharmaceutical Journal
Issue number7588
Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2010


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