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Table 4 Reasons reported by patients for reconsultations

From: Evaluation of a new patient consultation initiative in community pharmacy for ear, nose and throat and eye conditions

Reconsultation type Reason No.
For GP appointments Symptoms did not resolve 11
Was referred at initial pharmacist consultation 8
Appointment already booked for another matter 7
Developed more serious illness 4
Wanted second opinion 2
Needed sick note 1
For practice nurse appointment Consulted for additional matter 1
For returning to the pharmacy Symptoms did not resolve 3
For going to an out-of-hours service Adverse reaction to antibiotic 1
Total (reason unknown for 7 patients) 38