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The standards of practice for delivery of polypharmacy and chronic disease medication reviews by general practice clinical pharmacists: a consensus study. (2022)
Journal Article
EARLE-PAYNE, K., FORSYTH, P., JOHNSON, C.F., HARRISON, H., ROBERTSON, S. and WEIDMANN, A.E. 2022. The standards of practice for delivery of polypharmacy and chronic disease medication reviews by general practice clinical pharmacists: a consensus study. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 44(3), pages 663-672. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-022-01387-7

Background: General practice in the UK is experiencing a crisis. Greater multidisciplinary working is a potential solution. The new general practice contract in Scotland encourages this and includes a new pharmacotherapy service to be delivered by Ge... Read More about The standards of practice for delivery of polypharmacy and chronic disease medication reviews by general practice clinical pharmacists: a consensus study..

Key stakeholders' experiences with the implementation of medication reviews in community pharmacies: a systematic review. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
MICHEL, D., TONNA, A., DARTSCH, D. and WEIDMANN, A. 2022. Key stakeholders' experiences with the implementation of medication reviews in community pharmacies: a systematic review. Presented at 8th PCNE (Pharmaceutical Care Network Europe) working symposium 2022: navigating research on pharmaceutical care, 11-12 February 2022, Lisbon, Portugal.

Background: Many unplanned hospital admissions occur due to adverse drug events which may be reduced by medication reviews (MRs), a pharmacist intervention that aims to optimise drug use. However, evidence suggests that MRs are not widely available i... Read More about Key stakeholders' experiences with the implementation of medication reviews in community pharmacies: a systematic review..

The role of community pharmacists in immunisation: a national cross-sectional study. (2021)
Journal Article
LINDNER, N., RIESENHUBER, M., MÜLLER-URI, T. and WEIDMANN, A.E. 2022. The role of community pharmacists in immunisation: a national cross-sectional study. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 44(2), pages 409-417. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-021-01357-5

Background: Austrian pharmacists are not authorised to administer immunisations, and evidence about their willingness to immunise is lacking. Aim: The aim of this study is to investigate Austrian community pharmacists' willingness to administer immun... Read More about The role of community pharmacists in immunisation: a national cross-sectional study..

Experiences of key stakeholders with the implementation of medication reviews in community pharmacies: a systematic review using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR). (2021)
Journal Article
MICHEL, D.E., TONNA, A.P., DARTSCH, D.C. and WEIDMANN, A.E. 2022. Experiences of key stakeholders with the implementation of medication reviews in community pharmacies: a systematic review using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR). Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], 18(6), pages 2944-2961. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2021.07.017

Background: Though medication reviews have shown positive patient outcomes, they are still not widely implemented in community pharmacies. Published reviews on their implementation often include several other pharmacy services, making them non-specif... Read More about Experiences of key stakeholders with the implementation of medication reviews in community pharmacies: a systematic review using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR)..

Icelandic community pharmacists' and pharmacy students' expectations of future role extensions and education requirements: a cross sectional survey. (2021)
Journal Article
WEIDMANN, A.E., GUÐBJÖRNSDÓTTIR, U.K., GUNNARSDOTTIR, A.I., GUNNARSSON, P. and JÓNSDÓTTIR, F. 2021. Icelandic community pharmacists and pharmacy students expectations of future role extensions and education requirements: a cross sectional survey. Pharmacy education [online], 21, pages 83-91. Available from: https://doi.org/10.46542/pe.2021.211.8391

Aim: To explore the expectations of Icelandic community pharmacists and final year pharmacy students on future role extensions and associated education needs. Methods: All community pharmacists across Iceland registered with the Pharmaceutical Societ... Read More about Icelandic community pharmacists' and pharmacy students' expectations of future role extensions and education requirements: a cross sectional survey..

Views and experiences of community pharmacy team members on antimicrobial stewardship activities in Scotland: a qualitative study. (2020)
Journal Article
TONNA, A.P., WEIDMANN, A.E., SNEDDON, J. and STEWART, D. 2020. Views and experiences of community pharmacy team members on antimicrobial stewardship activities in Scotland: a qualitative study. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 42(5), pages 1261-1269. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-020-01042-z

Background: It has been acknowledged and recognised internationally that the community pharmacy team has a major role to play in antimicrobial stewardship programmes, particularly regarding patient engagement. However, there is a paucity of published... Read More about Views and experiences of community pharmacy team members on antimicrobial stewardship activities in Scotland: a qualitative study..

Self-reported clinical pharmacy service provision in Austria: an analysis of both the community and hospital pharmacy sector: a national study. (2020)
Journal Article
DEIBL, S., MUELLER, D., KIRCHDORFER, K., STEMER, G., HOPPEL, M. and WEIDMANN, A.E. 2020. Self-reported clinical pharmacy service provision in Austria: an analysis of both the community and hospital pharmacy sector: a national study. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 42(4), pages 1050-1060. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-020-01066-5

Background: With expansion of more advanced clinical roles for pharmacists we need to be mindful that the extent to which clinical pharmacy services (CPS) are implemented varies from one country to another. To date no comprehensive assessment of numb... Read More about Self-reported clinical pharmacy service provision in Austria: an analysis of both the community and hospital pharmacy sector: a national study..

Patients' lived experiences with antineoplastic medicines for the management of malignant solid tumours: a systematic review. (2019)
Journal Article
BRINCAT, A., BONANNO, P.V., STEWART, D. and WEIDMANN, A.E. 2020. Patients’ lived experiences with antineoplastic medicines for the management of malignant solid tumours: a systematic review. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], 16(4), pages 450-463. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2019.06.020

Background: Antineoplastic medicines affect the patients’ physical and psychosocial well-being posing challenges for patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals. However, little is known about the patients’ lived experience with medicines (PLE... Read More about Patients' lived experiences with antineoplastic medicines for the management of malignant solid tumours: a systematic review..

Experiences with the implementation of pharmacist's medication reviews in community pharmacies: a systematic review using the consolidated framework for implementation research. (2019)
Other
MICHEL, D., STEWART, D., WEIDMANN, A. and TONNA, A. and DARTSCH, D. 2019. Experiences with the implementation of pharmacist's medication reviews in community pharmacies: a systematic review using the consolidated framework for implementation research. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], item number CRD42019122836. Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42019122836

The aim of this systematic review is to critically appraise, synthesise and present the available evidence on experiences with the implementation of Medication Reviews (MR) in ambulatory care settings including potential facilitators and barriers, re... Read More about Experiences with the implementation of pharmacist's medication reviews in community pharmacies: a systematic review using the consolidated framework for implementation research..

Austrian pharmacy students' views, experiences and attitudes on an elective clinical pharmacy teaching event delivered in the English language. (2018)
Journal Article
WEIDMANN, A.E., DONAT, I. and ORTNER, A. 2018. Austrian pharmacy students' views, experiences and attitudes on an elective clinical pharmacy teaching event delivered in the English language. Pharmacy education [online], 18(1), pages 224-230. Available from: http://pharmacyeducation.fip.org/pharmacyeducation/article/view/532/574

Introduction: The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) recommend emphasising clinical education within a balanced pharmacy curriculum. During the summer of 2016 the University of Graz (KFU), sponsored... Read More about Austrian pharmacy students' views, experiences and attitudes on an elective clinical pharmacy teaching event delivered in the English language..

Patients' lived experiences of cytotoxic medications prescribed for the management of malignant solid tumours: a systematic review. (2018)
Other
BRINCAT, A., STEWART, D., WEIDMANN, A. and VELLA BONANNO, P. 2018. Patients' lived experiences of cytotoxic medications prescribed for the management of malignant solid tumours: a systematic review. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], item number CRD42016048457. Available from: http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?ID=CRD42016048457

The aim of the systematic review is to critically appraise, synthesise and present the available evidence of patients' lived experiences of cytotoxic medications prescribed for the management of malignant solid tumours. In relation to the patients ph... Read More about Patients' lived experiences of cytotoxic medications prescribed for the management of malignant solid tumours: a systematic review..

Hospital staff views of prescribing and discharge communication before and after electronic prescribing system implementation. (2017)
Journal Article
MILLS, P.R., WEIDMANN, A.E. and STEWART, D. 2017. Hospital staff views of prescribing and discharge communication before and after electronic prescribing system implementation. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 39(6), pages 1320-1330. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-017-0543-2

Background Electronic prescribing system implementation is recommended to improve patient safety and general practitioner's discharge information communication. There is a paucity of information about hospital staff perspectives before and after syst... Read More about Hospital staff views of prescribing and discharge communication before and after electronic prescribing system implementation..

Hospital electronic prescribing system implementation impact on discharge information communication and prescribing errors: a before and after study. (2017)
Journal Article
MILLS, P., WEIDMANN, A.E. and STEWART, D. 2017. Hospital electronic prescribing system implementation impact on discharge information communication and prescribing errors: a before and after study. European journal of clinical pharmacology [online], 73(10), pages 1279-1286. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00228-017-2274-7

The study aimed to test the hypothesis that hospital electronic prescribing and medicine administration (HEPMA) system implementation impacted patient discharge letter quality, and the nature and frequency of prescribing errors. A quasi experimental... Read More about Hospital electronic prescribing system implementation impact on discharge information communication and prescribing errors: a before and after study..

A qualitative study of determinants of patient behaviour leading to an infection related hospital admission. (2017)
Journal Article
TONNA, A.P., WEIDMANN, A.E., LAING, R.B.S., TONNA, I., MACARTNEY, G.M., PAUDYAL, V. and STEWART, D. 2017. A qualitative study of determinants of patient behaviour leading to an infection related hospital admission. Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh [online], 47(1), pages 40-46. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4997/JRCPE.2017.109

Objective: To describe and understand the determinants of patients' behaviours surrounding admission to hospital for an acute infective episode. Method: Patients admitted to the infection or acute medicine admission units of a major Scottish teaching... Read More about A qualitative study of determinants of patient behaviour leading to an infection related hospital admission..

Hospital electronic prescribing and medicines administration system implementation into a district general hospital: a mixed method evaluation of discharge communication. (2016)
Thesis
MILLS, P.R. 2016. Hospital electronic prescribing and medicines administration system implementation into a district general hospital: a mixed method evaluation of discharge communication. Robert Gordon University, DPP thesis.

Hospital electronic prescribing and medicines administration (HEPMA) system implementation is advocated by national e-health strategies to produce patient safety benefits. No previous study has evaluated the impact of HEPMA implementation on either d... Read More about Hospital electronic prescribing and medicines administration system implementation into a district general hospital: a mixed method evaluation of discharge communication..

Renal and bone adverse effects of a tenofovir-based regimen in the treatment of HIV-Infected children: a systematic review. (2015)
Journal Article
OKONKWO, R.I., WEIDMANN, A.E. and EFFA, E.E. 2016. Renal and bone adverse effects of a tenofovir-based regimen in the treatment of HIV-Infected children: a systematic review. Drug safety [online], 39(3), pages 209-218. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40264-015-0371-z

Introduction Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF)-containing regimens in the treatment of HIV-infected children have safety concerns with respect to renal and bone toxicity. Objective The aim of this study was to systematically review and critically a... Read More about Renal and bone adverse effects of a tenofovir-based regimen in the treatment of HIV-Infected children: a systematic review..

Hospital discharge information communication and prescribing errors: a narrative literature overview. (2015)
Journal Article
MILLS, P.R., WEIDMANN, A.E. and STEWART, D. 2016. Hospital discharge information communication and prescribing errors: a narrative literature overview. European journal of hospital pharmacy [online], 23(1), pages 3-10. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/ejhpharm-2015-000677

Objectives - To provide a narrative overview of the literature on discharge information communication and medicines discharge prescribing error rate in the UK and other similar healthcare systems. Methods - A narrative review of the peer reviewed lit... Read More about Hospital discharge information communication and prescribing errors: a narrative literature overview..

Interprofessional student-run primary health clinics: implications for pharmacy education in Scotland. (2015)
Journal Article
WEIDMANN, A. E., PAMMETT, R., LANDRY, E. and JORGENSON, D., 2015. Interprofessional student-run primary health clinics: implications for pharmacy education in Scotland. Canadian Pharmacists Journal [online], 148(3), pages 156-159. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1715163515578124

Introduction Interprofessional student run primary health care clinics have been a flagship model of health professional education in Canada for many years. The purpose of this study was to determine if there is support for implementing this educatio... Read More about Interprofessional student-run primary health clinics: implications for pharmacy education in Scotland..

Promoting weight management services in community pharmacy: perspectives of the pharmacy team in Scotland. (2015)
Journal Article
WEIDMANN, A.E., MACLURE, K., MARSHALL, S., GRAY, G. and STEWART, D. 2015. Promoting weight management services in community pharmacy: perspectives of the pharmacy team in Scotland. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 37(4), pages 599-606. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-015-0102-7

Background Obesity has reached pandemic levels with more than 1.4 billion adults affected worldwide. While there is a need to systematically develop and evaluate community pharmacy based models of weight management, it is imperative to describe and u... Read More about Promoting weight management services in community pharmacy: perspectives of the pharmacy team in Scotland..

A mixed methods investigation into the use of non-technical skills by community and hospital pharmacists. (2014)
Journal Article
IRWIN, A. and WEIDMANN, A. 2015. A mixed methods investigation into the use of non-technical skills by community and hospital pharmacists. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], 11(5), pages 675-685. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2014.11.006

Background: Non-technical skills refer to the social and cognitive factors that may influence efficient and safe job performance. Non-technical skills are an important element of patient safety in a variety of health care disciplines, including surge... Read More about A mixed methods investigation into the use of non-technical skills by community and hospital pharmacists..