Abstract

Prescribing is the most frequent intervention in healthcare. However, sub-20 optimal prescribing or prescription errors may mean that patients fail to 21 receive the best medication regime or the information they need to benefit 22 most. Although now recognised as an important determinant to promote 23 safe prescribing, inter-professional learning and subsequent collaboration 24 in practice is still developing. This article reports on an evaluation of a 25 prescribing workshop to increase ‘shared learning’ between registered 26 practitioners undertaking a non-medical prescribing (NMP) course 27 (midwifery, nursing, physiotherapy and podiatry) and undergraduate 28 pharmacy students to increase awareness of, and understanding of roles. 29 The focus was on three domains of safe prescribing: Knowledge (of 30 commonly prescribed medicines and their suitability for individual patients); 31 Process (of legal requirements and supply of medicines and associated 32 patient information); and Relationships (between prescribers and 33 pharmacists). A mixed methods approach to evaluation was utilised with 5-34 point Likert-style items and a free text section. Participants reported 35 positively about the workshop content and their learning experience, 36 although some differences between pharmacy and NMP participants were 37 noted in the knowledge domain. A major thread for all involved was the 38 enjoyment of learning and the importance of recognition and collaboration 39 as key stakeholders in ensuring safe prescribing outcomes.
LanguageEnglish
JournalBritish Journal of Pharmacy
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 23 Jan 2019

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Pharmacy Students
Prescriptions
Learning
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Education
Podiatry
Midwifery
Pharmacists
Nursing
Delivery of Health Care

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