Are community pharmacists prepared to work extended opening hours?

Saini, S., Langley, C.A., Marriott, J.F. and Wilson, K.A. (2002). Are community pharmacists prepared to work extended opening hours? International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 10 (S1), R45.


Focal points: A 5 per cent cross-sectional sample of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's membership was targeted with a self-completion questionnaire Community pharmacy respondents were asked questions on their views on current pharmacy opening hours and their willingness to work extended opening hours Around one fifth of the community pharmacists sampled believed that patients should have access to at least one community pharmacy 24 hours a day Only 3.4 per cent of community pharmacists sampled were prepared to work at any time over a 24-hour period With the introduction of more 24-hour health care services (eg, NHS Direct), there may need to be a change in the attitudes of community pharmacists towards working extended opening hours

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Divisions: Life & Health Sciences > Pharmacy
Life & Health Sciences
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Published Date: 2002-09
Authors: Saini, S.
Langley, C.A. ( 0000-0002-0178-3778)
Marriott, J.F.
Wilson, K.A.

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