Promoting patient-centred consultation
Medway School of Pharmacy promotes patient-centred consultation among local pharmacists
Medway School of Pharmacy values the links that it has with local pharmacists. In November, almost 80 local pharmacists and students attended an interactive meeting organised by the West Kent and Medway Pharmacy Forum in partnership with the Centre for Postgraduate Pharmacy Education (CPPE) at Medway School of Pharmacy, which gave students the opportunity to work with local pharmacists to develop patient-centred consultations following the launch of national pharmacist consultation guidelines earlier this year.
Samantha Scragg from the CPPE presented the Consultation Skills for Pharmacy Practice Learning Pathway and associated web-based resources, participants then participated in an interactive video-critique exercise and then Shivaun Gammie, Clinical Lecturer at Medway School of Pharmacy, described how findings from the School’s research projects could be used by pharmacists to improve their consultation skills.
The following comments were received after the evening:
“It was a very interesting and stimulating evening and the interaction with students made it doubly enjoyable”. (Pharmacist)
“The evening gave us a great insight into consultations and we recommend it to any final year pharmacy students.” (student)