COMMUNITY Pharmacy Scotland (CPS) has recruited a research assistant, Lee Boag, as part of ongoing plans to evaluate the value of community pharmacy in Scotland.
Lee will be working with CPS and both Scottish schools of pharmacy closely for at least a year.
CPS commented: “His work is absolutely crucial in evidencing the benefits of all the hard work you do in providing pharmacy services. Having this evidence is essential for protecting and developing the community pharmacy network’s contribution to the health of Scotland’s people, so we would ask for you to look out for communications from Lee and to get involved with his projects, which are designed to take as little time and effort for you to deliver as possible.
“Lee’s project this year will be looking at the Electronic Minor Ailments service (eMAS) and every pharmacy will receive 10 participation packs to hand out to people accessing the service.”
CPS plans to use these packs to help pharmacy contractors elicit feedback from patients accessing the minor ailments service.
“The more responses we get, the more powerful Lee’s evaluation will be, and the better we can represent your hard work,” said CPS.