GPs happy for pharmacists to help with insomnia

GPs would be happy for pharmacists to help them manage insomnia in their practices, a new study shows.

Pharmacists could take over patient education about sleep health and the adverse effects of sedatives and hypnotics, say a majority of GPs who participated in the study.

However, a lack of funding and space for pharmacist consultations are barriers to collaboration, the authors write in the journal Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy.

The study among 24 GPs across greater Sydney also found doctors were worried patients would object to pharmacists taking over part of their care.

However, the

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