Community Pharmacy Handbook (2008)


Jon WaterfieldBPharm, MSc, MRPharmS, PGCE, Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy, Leicester School of Pharmacy, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK


Community Pharmacy Handbook is an essential survival guide for community pharmacists, pharmacy undergraduates and pre-registration graduates, providing access to a spectrum of relevant information in an easily digestible form. Case studies and exercises in each chapter include structured questions, which encourage the reader to consolidate the information provided and apply their knowledge to a typical community pharmacy scenario.

Key features

This book will help you answer all of these questions:

  • How do I manage my own professional development?
  • What is the best way of training my support staff?
  • How do I motivate the pharmacy team?
  • What are the practical issues in setting up an MUR service?
  • How do I offer a medicines management service to residential care homes?
  • How do I work effectively with the primary care team?
  • How do I promote the value of pharmacy services?


‘This book is an essential guide for community pharmacists and pre-registration students, providing background information on the new pharmacy contract and detailing ways in which new services may be set up…the language and layout are user- friendly and the multiple choice questions and case studies at the end of each chapter help to reinforce the information provided.’ – Christine Kelly, community pharmacy adviser, Northern Health and Social Services Board, Chemist and Druggist
‘This format is very useful, with answers given to each exercise, which maximises the learning potential of the book…the general chapters contain a lot of information one might otherwise pay a small fortune for at a management or training seminar.’ – Sinead McCoolCourse Co-ordinator, M.Sc. Clinical Pharmacy, CACT/ UCC
‘Overall this is a useful resource for continuing professional development, initiation of new clinical practice services, and improving patient care in the community and setting. This book serves as a guide to help pharmacists prepare and transition into a more clinically relevant and effective practice setting.’ – Jamila L Stanton, Doody Enterprises , Pharm. D


  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Pharmaceutical Press; 1 edition (14 Feb 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0853697167
  • ISBN-13: 978-0853697169


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