An audit of prescribing for type 2 diabetes in primary care: optimising the role of the community pharmacist in the primary healthcare team

Twigg, Michael J. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0910-3850, Desborough, James A. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5807-1731, Bhattacharya, Debi ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3024-7453 and Wright, David J. (2013) An audit of prescribing for type 2 diabetes in primary care: optimising the role of the community pharmacist in the primary healthcare team. Primary Health Care Research & Development, 14 (03). pp. 315-319. ISSN 1463-4236

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Abstract

The Government has identified that the pharmacist should have greater involvement in the management of long-term conditions. The aim of this audit was to determine the adherence to National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines for type 2 diabetes patients and identify whether there is a potential role for pharmacists in their long-term management. All prescribing, in 194 patients, was within guidance for anti-hyperglycaemics. In all, 87.4% of patients prescribed an anti-hypertensive were prescribed an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or equivalent. A large number of patients remain uncontrolled with respect to blood glucose or blood pressure. There are four potential reasons for this: patients require additional therapy; current therapy has not been optimised; current therapy is not working; or the patient is not fully adherent. Therefore, there may be a role for the pharmacist either in therapy optimisation or improving patient adherence to current therapy in order to support more patients reaching national targets.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/good_health_and_well_being
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Pharmacy
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2014 12:16
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2022 23:54
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/47140
DOI: 10.1017/S1463423612000345

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