The number of qualified pharmacist prescribers in Northern Ireland is still relatively small and many of those qualified to do so are not actually prescribing, according to recent research. The story is familiar: although benefits for patient care and perceptions of pharmacists’ roles are recognised, barriers to prescribing remain.
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