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Table 5 Reported skills, training and support for ITP across professional groups

From: Identifying enablers and barriers to individually tailored prescribing: a survey of healthcare professionals in the UK

  Nurse prescribers (n = 234) Pharmacists (n = 88) GP (n = 97) Total (n = 419)
Numbers (%) reporting medium or high levels of practice skills in…
 Assessing patient management of medicines 153 (65.4) 66 (75) 75 (77.3) 309 (73.7)
 Eliciting patient goals 119 (50.1) 48 (54.5) 57 (58.8) 237 (56.6)
 Deciding medicines meds to change 111 (47.4) 55 (62.5) 72 (74.2) 250 (59.7)
 Monitoring impact of change 122 (52.1) 39 (44.3) 50 (51.5) 226 (53.9)
Described support from [n(%)]
 My training 114 (48.7) 47 (53.4) 43 (44.3) 219 (52.3)
 My professional status 80 (34.2) 38 (43.2) 48 (49.5) 176 (42.0)
 My colleagues 131 (60.0) 57 (64.8) 61 (62.9) 264 (63.0)
 My patients 130 (55.6) 53 (60.2) 73 (75.3) 272 (65.0)
Expressed training experience/needs [n(%)]
 Had formal training 39 (16.7) 16 (18.2) 12 (12.4) 74 (17.7)
 Had informal training 81 (34.6) 37 (42.0) 51 (52.6) 178 (42.5)
 Would like more training 129 (55.1) 59 (67.0) 67 (69.1) 267 (63.7)