Testing annual asthma reviews for those who fail to attend: proof-of-concept study

Craske, Miriam, Wright, David, Blacklock, Jeanette, Matthews, Heather, Dean, Tony, Farrow, Tania, Daly, Clare and Duell, Paul (2018) Testing annual asthma reviews for those who fail to attend: proof-of-concept study. The Pharmaceutical Journal, 8 (10). pp. 243-249. ISSN 0031-6873

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Introduction: Suboptimal asthma care is related to increased morbidity and mortality. As a result, GP surgeries provide annual reviews for people with asthma. A high proportion of asthma patients do not attend their review but still collect asthma treatment from their community pharmacy. The aim of this proof-of-concept study was to evaluate the provision of patient non-attendance lists to community pharmacies who subsequently offered the review Method: Five GP surgeries and ten community pharmacies were recruited in the east of England. Non-attender details were provided to community pharmacies from GP surgeries directly over a six-month period. Asthma reviews, funded by the medicines use review scheme, were delivered using standardised methodological approaches and electronic recording systems. Relevant routinely collected data were obtained before and after service provision. Stakeholder meetings were held to obtain feedback after service completion. Results: A total of 27 patients received the service, with data collected on 26 patients. High levels of satisfaction with the service were identified. Pharmacist training, pharmacy accessibility and pharmacist competence were seen as service enablers. The pharmacy consultation room, GP surgery organisation and different IT systems were seen as barriers. A high level of satisfaction was identified, with the recommendation that the service should be offered to all patients with asthma irrespective of attendance. Discussion and conclusion: This service model, which involved integrated working between GPs and community pharmacies and enabled asthma review non-attenders to be targeted, is in line with the recommendations of the Murray Review. Stakeholders recommended that community pharmacists should provide yearly asthma reviews and that these should be performed in close collaboration with GP surgeries.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: asthma,community pharmacy,asthma review,gp referral,medicines use review,pharmacists,mur
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Pharmacy
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Patient Care
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2018 15:30
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2024 03:31
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/68109


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