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Community Pharmacists - take our survey!

12 October 2020

Community Pharmacists

Do you work in community pharmacy or know someone who does and can spare a few minutes to complete our survey?

Our researchers aim to develop UK community pharmacy standards to improve practice for providing palliatve and end of life care; we would be extrememly grateful if you could follow or share the survey link below:

https://cardiff.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/development-of-daffodil-standards-in-the-context-of-commun-2

Patients experiencing a life-threatening illness require palliative care and access to services to maximise their quality of life. Pharmacy plays a key role in terms of optimising treatment regimens for patients by reducing harm, increasing the value of medication use and improving patients’ and caregivers’ knowledge of medicines. This can only be achieved by ensuring timely access to palliative medicines as well as effective communication with other healthcare professionals within palliative care teams. In the UK, governmental bodies emphasise the need to engage with stakeholders and focus on the health and well-being of patients, families, and the workforce.

This project, led by Annmarie Nelson (Marie Curie Professor of Supportive and Palliative Care, Scientific Director, Marie Curie Research Centre) and Emyr Jones (Consultant Pharmacist) will use an online survey and interviews to investigate community pharmacists’ level of involvement with palliative care patients. This will help identify key priority areas that need to be addressed for ensuring safe, effective, and compassionate services for patient benefit.

If you would like any further information, or have any questions about the study, please contact Dr Anna Torrens-Burton at Torrens-BurtonA@cardiff.ac.uk

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