Health care professionals' perceptions of a community based ‘virtual ward’ medicines management service: A qualitative study

Louise Cope, Barbara Jack, Andrew Kirkcaldy

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Abstract

This article describes a qualitative research study using focus groups to explore the views and experiences of a medicines management team (MMT) on the service they deliver within a ‘Virtual Ward’ (VW); and those of the wider multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals on the service provided by MMT. Several themes emerged from the focus groups, including impact on patients and carers, team working and issues and challenges. A dedicated medicines management team was seen as a positive contribution to the VW, which potentially increased the quality of patient care,and appeared to be a positive experience for both the MM and wider multidisciplinary teams.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-75
JournalResearch in Social & Administrative Pharmacy
Volume14
Issue number1
Early online date3 Feb 2017
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Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2018

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