Community Pharmacy Handbook
Jon Waterfield - Senior Lecturer in clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice, De Montfort University, Leicester
With the introduction of the new contractual framework for community pharmacy, there are now many opportunities for pharmacists to engage in new ways of working. This clear and precise guide aims to answer practical questions such as:
- How do I manage my own professional development?
- What is the best way of training my support staff?
- How do I motivate the pharmacy team?
- What are the practical issues in setting up an MUR service?
- How do I offer a medicines management service to residential care homes?
- How do I work effectively with the primary care team?
- How do I promote the value of pharmacy services?
1. Continuing Professional Development
2. Management Skills in the Pharmacy
3. Training and Development of the Pharmacy Team
4. Contractual Framework for Community Pharmacy
5. Medicines Use Review
6. Offering Enhanced Services
7. Supplying Medication
8. Responding to Symptoms
9. Multidisciplinary Working
'This book is an essential guide for community pharmacists and pre-registration students, providing background information on the new pharmacy contract and detailing ways in which new services may be set up...the language and layout are user- friendly and the multiple choice questions and case studies at the end of each chapter help to reinforce the information provided.'
Christine Kelly, community pharmacy adviser, Northern Health and Social Services Board, Chemist and Druggist, published online on October 2008
08-Jul-00, Irish Pharmacy Journal
'This format is very useful, with answers given to each exercise, which maximises the learning potential of the book...the general chapters contain a lot of information one might otherwise pay a small fortune for at a management or training seminar.'
Sinead McCool(Course Co-ordinator, M.Sc. Clinical Pharmacy, CACT/ UCC) Irish Pharmacy Journal July 2008
08-Aug-00, Doody Enterprises, Inc
'Overall this is a useful resource for continuing professional development, initiation of new clinical practice services, and improving patient care in the community and setting. This book serves as a guide to help pharmacists prepare and transition into a more clinically relevant and effective practice setting.'
Jamila L Stanton, Doody Enterprises , Pharm. D. (Temple University of Pharmacy), Doody Enterprises, June 2008
01-May-08, New Zealand Pharmacy
'I believe community pharmacists could gain great management skills from this book û and with the text written by a pharmacist, the theory has already been adapted to our unique working environment.'
Jenny McElroy. New Zealand Pharmacy, May 2008