A pilot study run in Scotland has provided evidence that specialist mental health pharmacist independent prescribers delivered quality care to patients with diagnoses of moderate to severe depression and/or anxiety.
Women with a rare type of ovarian cancer could benefit from a drug previously used to treat skin cancer.
We were lucky that she came on to talk about her career so far and her work in this area to date.
A team of Scottish-led international researchers are developing low-cost, easy to use tests for tuberculosis which could help millions of patients around the world.
New therapies could be developed after researchers gain fresh insight into how cells alert the body when they are in danger of becoming cancerous. A mechanism that forms a natural part of the ageing process could be used to help the body detect cancer cells sooner so they can be removed before tumours […]
New research has, for the first time, provided guidance on the amount of antibiotics that can safely be prescribed without generating resistant superbugs. The study, led by NHS Grampian in collaboration with Professor Ian Gould, Honorary Professor at the University of Aberdeen uses data modelling to calculate the risk/benefit ratio for several different […]
Authors Hindi AMK, Schafheutle EI and Jacobs S were involved in the publication of a qualitative study recently with the following title: Community pharmacy integration within the primary care pathway for people with long-term conditions: a focus group study of patients’, pharmacists’ and GPs’ experiences and expectations. Link to paper: here. […]
Due to a shortage of emergency department doctors and nurses, hospitals have started to employ pharmacists who have additional clinical skills, known as Emergency Department Pharmacist Practitioners, to help deliver services. A recently published study sought to describe, compare and define the Emergency Department Pharmacist Practitioner role. Setting UK emergency departments. The […]
Cathy Geeson was the first pharmacist to receive a Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Her research involved the development of a prediction tool to help hospital pharmacists identify patients at highest risk of preventable medication-related problems. The newly developed Medicines Optimisation Assessment (MOAT) tool has potential to […]
A study has confirmed that there are benefits to pharmacist independent prescribers working with homeless people to address their health needs. The ‘assertive outreach’ programme delivered by independent prescribing pharmacists out on the streets of a number of Scottish cities has been found to be ‘feasible and leads to increased access to medicines for […]