Community pharmacy prescribing in Scotland

Sam Falconer is a community pharmacist. His current role is that of pharmacy manager at Kilwinning’s Townhead Pharmacy.


Sam and his team are carving out a reputation for innovation and excellence in the delivery of pharmaceutical care a the heart of their community. Sam is an independent prescriber and he has been using this qualification to deliver a common clinical conditions service.


This service involves him assessing and prescribing for conditions like tonsilitis, ear problems, chest complaints and other ailments not covered by the Scottish Minor Ailment Service. He is already making an impact locally and the people that use his services are extremely satisfied with the work he does for them.


He was good enough to join me on the podcast to talk through how he has achieved this but also some of the challenges along the way.


If you want to understand how to run a well thought through independent prescriber led community pharmacy common clinical conditions service then this podcast is for you.



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One thought on “Community pharmacy prescribing in Scotland”

  1. John Dunlop says:

    Interesting podcast on prescribing which does flag that not many pharmacists in community pharmacy are undertaking this level of care. It would have been useful to state why this is. Is it because the pharmacy ‘clips the ticket’ before rewarding the prescribing pharmacist? Or is it because pharmacists are not really interested in the effort to reach this level of practice.
    I would also like to know what research is being undertaken to value the role of a prescribing pharmacist in community pharmacy?

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