Abstract

This article reports on an evaluation of a prescribing workshop to increase ‘shared learning’ between registered practitioners undertaking a non-medical prescribing (NMP) course (midwifery, nursing, physiotherapy and podiatry) and undergraduate pharmacy students to increase awareness of, and understanding of the roles. The focus was on three domains of safe prescribing: Knowledge (of commonly prescribed medicines and their suitability for individual patients); Process (of legal requirements and supply of medicines and associated patient information); and Relationships (between prescribers and pharmacists). A cross sectional evaluation was utilised with 6-point Likert-style items and a free text section, completed by 337 participants. Participants reported positively about the workshop content and their learning experience, although some differences between pharmacy and NMP participants were noted in the knowledge domain. Quantitative analysis revealed significant differences (p<0.001) of low-to-moderate magnitude (partial- 2=0.146) between NMP and Pharmacy student on all 3 domains, with NMP students reporting slightly more positive outcomes (between 0.4 and 1.5 points higher) in all cases. However, both groups scored positively; with mean domain scores of 15.6 to 16.5 on scales with maximum scores of 18.
Original languageEnglish
Article number659
Number of pages12
JournalBritish Journal of Pharmacy
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2019

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Cross-Sectional Studies
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Midwifery
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