Role and Responsibilities of a Community Pharmacist
Community pharmacists are the easiest to get health specialists by the public and they sustain a connection with doctors and other health specialists in the primary health upkeep. Community pharmacies are located in small town centre, supermarkets, in the most underprivileged interiors and are in most cases opened for longs hours when no other healthcare givers are obtainable (Rubio-Valera, Maria, Chen, and O’Reilly 2014, p. 10977). For years the community pharmacist as a healthcare specialist has progressed from the customary role of dispensing doctors’ prescriptions role to permit for improved and enhanced incorporation and team working with the broader professional in the health care servicing (Mossialos et al. 2015, p.631). The paper aims at the main role and responsibilities of the community pharmacist.
Pharmacists in community setting dispense medications, advice on how to use the prescription and over the counter prescriptions, and offer drug therapy (McMillan, King and Tully 2016, p.657). A community pharmacist before dispensing any medication, he checks the information needed, confirms if the prescription is suitable for the patients, prepares the medication (there are drugs which are not kept in their ready-to-use state), ensures the prescription is accurately filled
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