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Case study of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic pharmacy service preparations

File, Hayley, Thomas, Trudy, Anderson, Geoff (2015) Case study of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic pharmacy service preparations. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 23 (3). pp. 212-220. ISSN 0961-7671. E-ISSN 2042-7174. (doi:10.1111/ijpp.12149) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:53285)

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Objectives: The Pharmacy Clinical Services Group (PCSG) was formed in 2009. Its aim was to design and deliver a world-class pharmacy service to 250 000 accredited persons and consider the pharmaceutical needs of 9.2 million visitors to the London 2012 Games.

Methods: The explanatory case study method was used to investigate how the PCSG prepared and how they considered the wider vision of the Games. The study investigated two propositions: (1) that the PCSG has a communication function and (2) that it has a design function. A range of data were examined using NVivo 9 data management software.

Key findings: The study identified four emerging themes and a number of sub themes.

Conclusions The study validated the propositions and highlighted that the PCSG had a leading role within the wider multidisciplinary team. The study found that the PCSG embraced the wider vision of the Games and was exceptionally well prepared to deliver a world-class pharmacy service, anticipating a new gold standard for the provision of pharmacy services for future sporting events.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/ijpp.12149
Uncontrolled keywords: education; leadership; medicines management; pharmaceutical care
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Medway School of Pharmacy
Funders: University of Greenwich (
Depositing User: Trudy Thomas
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2015 22:28 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 11:00 UTC
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