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Table 5 Views of general practitioners on practice-based pharmacists and their impact on primary care

From: General practitioners’ experiences with, views of, and attitudes towards, general practice-based pharmacists: a cross-sectional survey

Statement Strongly disagree/disagree
N (%)
Neither agree nor disagree
N (%)
Agree/strongly agree
N (%)
1. I welcome the PBP as part of the team 1 (0.5) 4 (2.0) 197 (97.5)
2. The role of the PBP is clear to me 5 (2.5) 26 (12.9) 171 (84.7)
3. I understand the difference between the roles of community pharmacists and PBPs 2 (1.0) 9 (4.5) 191 (94.6)
4. The introduction of the PBP role may take roles away from other members of the practice team 53 (26.2) 28 (13.9) 121 (59.9)
5. The introduction of the PBP role moves community pharmacists to the periphery of the primary care team 130 (64.4) 50 (24.8) 22 (10.9)
6. PBPs can provide a better link between general practices and community pharmacists 3 (1.5) 5 (2.5) 194 (96.1)
7. The introduction of the PBP role will have a positive impact on patient outcomes 3 (1.5) 7 (3.5) 192 (95.0)
8. PBPs will help in improving GPs’ knowledge and confidence about medications 7 (3.5) 14 (6.9) 181 (89.6)
9. PBPs will help to alleviate pressure within primary care 3 (1.5) 21 (10.4) 178 (88.1)
10. Having a PBP employed in general practices will save the NHS money by potentially freeing up GP time 15 (7.4) 36 (17.8) 151 (74.8)
11. Having a PBP employed in general practices will save the NHS money by reducing medicine waste 4 (2.0) 31 (15.3) 167 (82.7)