Table 1

Demographic data of participants (n=15)

Type of non-medical prescriber
 Nurse11 (73.3%)
 Pharmacist4 (27.7%)
Time qualified as the prescriber
 13 months to 2 years3 (20.0%)*
 3–5 years5 (33.3%)
 6–10 years2 (13.3%)
 >10 years5 (33.3%)
Time in post
 13 months to 2 years4 (26.7%)
 3–5 years9 (60.0%)
 6–10 years0 (0.0%)
 >10 years2 (13.3%)
Type of clinical setting and length of patient appointments
 Community care (45–90 min)2 (13.3%)
 General practice (10–15 min)10 (66.7%)†
 Out of hours (10–20 min)1 (6.7%)
 General practice and out of hours (10–30 min)1 (6.7%)
 Urgent care (15 min)1 (6.7%)
  • *Two of the three participants were pharmacists.

  • †All pharmacists worked in general practice and had 15 min of appointment times.