The Clinical and Operational Impact of Regulatory Change on Pharmacy Practice

Why is this research being conducted? Changes to EU law were introduced by the Falsified Medicines Directive 2011 (FMD 201162/EC). This research projects is looking at the impact that this legislation change may have on community pharmacy practice within the UK through the mandatory adoption of new technology as a result of this policy.  The primary focus will be how pharmacy professionals’ working practices may change as a result of the adoption of the traceability system. The second aim of the project is to find out if the digital (traceability) system provides a method to safeguard patient health. Finally, we will be evaluating the challenges with implementation, scale-up and sustainability of the proposed technology. We appreciate your interest in participating in this questionnaire/online survey. You have been invited to participate as you are a professional working within community pharmacy. Please read through these terms before agreeing to participate by ticking the ‘Next’ box below.
Do I have to take part?  Please note that your participation is voluntary. You may withdraw at any point during the questionnaire/online-survey for any reason, before submitting your answers, by pressing the ‘Exit’ button / closing the browse.
How will your data be used?  Your answers will be completely anonymous, and we will use all reasonable endeavours to keep them confidential. Your data will be stored in a password-protected file and may be used in academic publications. Your IP address will be stored by the software to prevent duplicate survey entries and will not be utilised for any other purpose. All questions are optional / OR we have included a ‘Prefer not to say’ option for each set of questions if you prefer not to answer a particular question. Research data will be stored for a minimum of three years after publication or public release. The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored or processed at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.
Who will have access to your data?  The University of Oxford is the data controller with respect to your personal data, and as such will determine how your personal data is used in the study. The University will process your personal data for the purpose of the research outlined above. Research is a task that we perform in the public interest.  Further information about your rights with respect to your personal data is available from  Your information may be shared with other research institutions/universities for the purpose of research collaboration. The survey software provider (SurveyMonkey) may also retain information as outlined on their terms and conditions.