Funding for this research was provided by:
North West Midlands Urgent and Emergency Care Network (n/a)
NHS Staffordshire and Shropshire Local Professional Network for Pharmacy (n/a)
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Received: 25 September 2018
Accepted: 24 April 2019
First Online: 3 May 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval was not required because the study was a service evaluation. This was confirmed by the Chair of the School of Pharmacy’s Research Ethics Committee. The study involved analysis of anonymised, routinely collected data and at the time of their consultation with the pharmacist, patients verbally gave their consent for collection and analysis of anonymised data about their use of the service. Pharmacists were required to confirm on PharmOutcomes whether patients had given consent, rather than asking patients to sign a consent form. This was done to allow an independent check to be made that consent had been given without revealing personally identifiable information about patients.
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