Perspectives of community pharmacy staff on commonly encountered skin conditions and the key challenges towards enhancing their role in dermatology

Zakia Shariff, Jane Harvey, Paul Leighton, Matthew Boyd, Matthew Ridd, Miriam Santer, Rod Tucker, Ian Maidment

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Abstract

This research letter discusses the perspectives of community pharmacy staff on commonly encountered skin conditions and the key challenges towards enhancing their role in this area. A mixed methods online survey was created, and a total of 174 community pharmacy staff completed the survey. The results highlight the range of conditions currently encountered in community pharmacy and the breadth of challenges facing community pharmacy staff, in particular challenges surrounding providing a differential diagnosis. Community pharmacies are an integral part of the NHS and have a key role in managing skin conditions; however, in order to optimise this role, the perspectives of staff discussed in this letter need to be further explored and addressed.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere369
Pages (from-to)e369
JournalSkin Health and Disease
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 11 Mar 2024

Bibliographical note

© 2024 The Authors. Skin Health and Disease published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of British Association of Dermatologists.

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