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Table 2 Emergent themes and subthemes

From: Supporting respiratory patients in primary care: a qualitative insight from independent community pharmacists in London


Subtheme (s)

Services and limitations of patient support

Services provided to respiratory patients

Barriers to patient support

Fragmented primary care

Lack of communication with other HCPs

Lack of access to patients’ records

The need and acceptability of new technologies to support respiratory patients

Relative advantage



Trialability and observability

The need to promote the clinical role of community pharmacists


Professional identity