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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: Pharmacy professionals’ experiences and perceptions of providing NHS patient medicines helpline services: a qualitative study

CharacteristicParticipants (n = 34)
n (%), or mean years (SD; range)
GenderMale8 (24%)
Female26 (76%)
Age 39 (9.50; 25 to 59)
EthnicityWhite or White British27 (79%)
Asian or Asian British7 (21%)
Job titleSenior or Lead MI Pharmacist16 (47%)
Chief Pharmacist4 (12%)
MI Pharmacist4 (12%)
MI Manager3 (9%)
Pharmacist3 (9%)
Senior or Lead Pharmacist2 (6%)
Junior Pharmacist1 (3%)
Senior or Lead MI Technician1 (3%)
Number of years employed as a pharmacy professional16 (9.97; 3 to 35)
Number of years working on a PMHS6 (3.71; 0.5 to 12)
NHS Trust typeAcute26 (76%)
Mental health3 (9%)
Integrated (two or more types)2 (6%)
Specialist2 (6%)
Community1 (3%)
  1. Note. Abbreviations: MI = medicines information; PMHS = patient medicines helpline service. NHS = National Health Service