Pharmacists keen to take on wider prescribing role

Four main findings from PSA survey

Pharmacists are keen to take on a wider prescribing role, which they believe will benefit patients and the wider health care system, according to a PSA survey of 196 pharmacists and students.

Pharmacists keen to take on wider prescribing role

These of some of the findings of the survey, conducted in response to the Pharmacy Board’s discussion paper on pharmacist prescribing:

  • The majority would prescribe under the models proposed by the Board, with 56% of pharmacists ready to prescribe under a structured prescribing arrangement as soon as it is available. Other respondents felt

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