Research team: Dr Sukvinder Kaur Bhamra (principle investigator, Medway School of Pharmacy, University of Kent) and Professor Michael Heinrich (co-investigator, School of Pharmacy, UCL)
You are being invited to take part in a study exploring the impact of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) on community pharmacy teams. Before you decide if you want to take part, you must understand why the study is being done and what it involves. Please take time to read the following information. Please get in touch if anything is not clear or if you would like more information.
Why is the study being done?
We aim to gain insight into what impact the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had on community pharmacy teams and how we can better prepare for future crises. We want to know how it affected your professional practice and personal well-being. As well as any adjuvant or complementary therapies patients may have asked you about to prevent or manage the coronavirus.
Can I take part?
- You worked in a community pharmacy in the UK during the COVID-19 outbreak.
- If you are a community pharmacist, pre-registration pharmacist, pharmacy technician, accredited checking technician, dispenser, healthcare assistant or other member of the pharmacy team who has worked in community pharmacy during the COVID-19 outbreak.
- You are based in the UK.
- You are over 18 years of age.
- You have not worked in a community pharmacy, in the UK, during the COVID-19 outbreak (i.e. this includes working in other sectors such as hospital, industry and academia).
- You are not based in the UK.
- You are under 18 years of age.
Do I have to take part?
It is for you to decide whether or not to take part. If you agree to take part, you can change your mind at any time without giving any reason. Once a questionnaire is completed and submitted however, there will be no way of identifying your response and so from that point we will be unable to withdraw your answers from the study.
If I do take part, what would I have to do and what would be done to me?
Please answer the questions online, one by one, until you complete the questionnaire. It will take between ten and fifteen minutes to complete. The questionnaire will be available online until the 31st July 2020.