|Population||Community pharmacists, community pharmacy support staff, pharmacy customers and members of the general public.|
|Phenomenon of Interest||The phenomenon of interest was the attitudes and beliefs of the general public and community pharmacists towards the public health role of community pharmacists. The activities included in the scope of pharmacy public health services in this review include individual and community efforts to promote health, prevent and detect health problems and promote self care in individuals with long term health conditions.|
|Primary Outcome Measures||
The outcome measures of interest included but were not restricted to the following:|
• Pharmacists' and general public's beliefs about the skills and knowledge of pharmacists in providing public health
• Pharmacists' and general public's beliefs about the suitability of pharmacists and community pharmacy for providing public health services.
• Pharmacists' and general public's beliefs about the most appropriate provider of public health services.
• Pharmacists' beliefs about their confidence in carrying out public health services.
• Pharmacists' beliefs about training needed for carrying out public health services.
• General public's views about their experiences of public health services in community pharmacy.
• General public's use of community pharmacies and knowledge of public health services provided in pharmacies.
|Types of Studies||Quantitative cross sectional surveys and qualitative studies. Studies were included if they reported one or more of the outcomes detailed above.|