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An initial exploration of the perceptions of preparedness to practise among Saudi Arabian trained hospital pharmacists. (2018)
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AMEER, L., MACLURE, K., TONNA, A. and STEWART, D. 2018. An initial exploration of the perceptions of preparedness to practise among Saudi Arabian trained hospital pharmacists. Pharmacy practice [online], 16(2), article number 1192. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18549/PharmPract.2018.02.1192

Background: There is a dearth of literature on perceptions of preparedness to practise, which explores the extent to which educational institutions prepare their students to fulfil their professional role. Objective: The aim of this study was to expl... Read More about An initial exploration of the perceptions of preparedness to practise among Saudi Arabian trained hospital pharmacists..

Stakeholders' views and experiences of pharmacist prescribing: a systematic review. (2018)
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JEBARA, T., CUNNINGHAM, S., MACLURE, K., AWAISU, A., PALLIVALAPILA, A. and STEWART, D. 2018. Stakeholders' views and experiences of pharmacist prescribing: a systematic review. British journal of clinical pharmacology [online], 84(9), pages 1883-1905. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/bcp.13624

AIMS: The aims of this systematic review were to: (1) critically appraise, synthesize and present the available evidence on the views and experiences of stakeholders on pharmacist prescribing and; (2) present the perceived facilitators and barriers f... Read More about Stakeholders' views and experiences of pharmacist prescribing: a systematic review..

A case study of polypharmacy management in nine European countries: implications for change management and implementation. (2018)
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MCINTOSH, J., ALONSO, A., MACLURE, K., STEWART, D., KEMPEN, T., MAIR, A., CASTEL-BRANCO, M., CODINA, C., FERNANDEZ-LLIMOS, F., FLEMING, G., GENNIMATA, D., GILLESPIE, U., HARRISON, C., ILLARIO, M., JUNIUS-WALKER, U., KAMPOLIS, C.F., KARDAS, P., LEWEK, P., MALVA, J., MENDITTO, E., SCULLIN, C., WIESE, B. 2018. A case study of polypharmacy management in nine European countries: implications for change management and implementation. PLoS ONE [online], 13(4), article number e0195232. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0195232

Background: - Multimorbidity and its associated polypharmacy contribute to an increase in adverse drug events, hospitalizations, and healthcare spending. This study aimed to address: what exists regarding polypharmacy management in the European Union... Read More about A case study of polypharmacy management in nine European countries: implications for change management and implementation..

Relocating patients from a specialist homeless healthcare centre to general practices: a multi-perspective study. (2018)
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GIBSON SMITH, K., PAUDYAL, V., MACLURE, K., FORBES-MCKAY, K., BUCHANAN, C., WILSON, L., MACLEOD, J., SMITH, A. and STEWART, D. 2018. Relocating patients from a specialist homeless healthcare centre to general practices: a multi-perspective study. British journal of general practice [online], 68(667), pages e105-e113. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp18X694577

Background: - The relocation of formerly homeless patients eligible to transfer from a specialist homeless healthcare centre (SHHC) to mainstream general practices is key to patient integration in the local community. Failure to transition patients c... Read More about Relocating patients from a specialist homeless healthcare centre to general practices: a multi-perspective study..

The experiences and beliefs of older people in Scottish very sheltered housing about using multi-compartment compliance aids. (2018)
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STEWART, D., GIBSON-SMITH, K., MACLEOD, J., STRATH, A., PAUDYAL, V., FORBES-MCKAY, K., CUNNINGHAM, S. and MACLURE, K. 2018. The experiences and beliefs of older people in Scottish very sheltered housing about using multi-compartment compliance aids. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 40(2), pages 394-402. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-017-0580-x

The aim was to describe the experiences and beliefs of older people surrounding the use of MCAs, with emphasis on issues of personalisation, reablement, shared decision-making, independence and support. This was a qualitative study comprising individ... Read More about The experiences and beliefs of older people in Scottish very sheltered housing about using multi-compartment compliance aids..

Supporting shared decision-making and people's understanding of medicines: an exploration of the acceptability and comprehensibility of patient information. (2017)
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GIBSON SMITH, K., BOOTH, J.L., STEWART, D., PFLEGER, S., MCIVER, L. and MACLURE, K. 2017. Supporting shared decision-making and people's understanding of medicines: an exploration of the acceptability and comprehensibility of patient information. Pharmacy practice [online], 15(4), article number 1082. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18549/PharmPract.2017.04.1082

Background: Patient information may assist in promoting shared decision-making, however it is imperative that the information presented is comprehensible and acceptable to the target audience. Objective: This study sought to explore the acceptability... Read More about Supporting shared decision-making and people's understanding of medicines: an exploration of the acceptability and comprehensibility of patient information..

A modified Delphi study to determine the level of consensus across the European Union on the structures, processes and desired outcomes of the management of polypharmacy in older people. (2017)
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STEWART, D., GIBSON-SMITH, K., MACLURE, K., MAIR, A., ALONSO, A., CODINA, C., CITTADINI, A., FERNANDEZ-LLIMOS, F., FLEMING, G., GENNIMATA, D., GILLESPIE, U., HARRISON, C., JUNIUS-WALKER, U., KARDAS, P., KEMPEN, T., KINNEAR, M., LEWEK, P., MALVA, J., MCINTOSH, J., SCULLIN, C. and WIESE, B. 2017. A modified Delphi study to determine the level of consensus across the European Union on the structures, processes and desired outcomes of the management of polypharmacy in older people. PLOS one [online], 12(11), e0188348. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0188348

Background:- Inappropriate use of multiple medicines (inappropriate polypharmacy) is a major challenge in older people with consequences of increased prevalence and severity of adverse drug reactions and interactions, and reduced medicines adherence.... Read More about A modified Delphi study to determine the level of consensus across the European Union on the structures, processes and desired outcomes of the management of polypharmacy in older people..

From policy towards pharmacy practice: a review of the intended use of ehealth in pharmacy in Scotland. (2017)
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MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2017. From policy towards pharmacy practice: a review of the intended use of ehealth in pharmacy in Scotland. Health policy and technology [online], 6(3), pages 279-285. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hlpt.2017.07.004

Background Policy-driven ehealth underpins the delivery of healthcare in which pharmacy practice plays an increasingly integral role. As health is a devolved matter within the UK, responsibility for policy development and service delivery lies with t... Read More about From policy towards pharmacy practice: a review of the intended use of ehealth in pharmacy in Scotland..

A qualitative case study of ehealth and digital literacy experiences of pharmacy staff. (2017)
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MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2018. A qualitative case study of ehealth and digital literacy experiences of pharmacy staff. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], 14(6), pages 555-563. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.07.001

Background: eHealth's many forms are benchmarked by the World Health Organization. Scotland is considered an advanced adopter of ehealth. The third global survey on ehealth includes pharmacy-related ehealth indicators. Advances in ehealth place an ob... Read More about A qualitative case study of ehealth and digital literacy experiences of pharmacy staff..

An exploratory study of community pharmacist diagnosis and management of dermatitis and acne. (2017)
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TUCKER, R.P., MACLURE, K., PAUDYAL, V., LAYTON, A.M., BEWLEY, A. and STEWART, D. 2017. An exploratory study of community pharmacist diagnosis and management of dermatitis and acne. Selfcare [online], 8(2), pages 1-10. Available from: http://selfcarejournal.com/article/exploratory-study-community-pharmacist-diagnosis-management-dermatitis-acne/

BACKGROUND: Dermatitis and acne account for a large number of general practitioner appointments yet are amenable to treatment with products available to purchase from community pharmacies. OBJECTIVES: 1. The clinical appropriateness of community phar... Read More about An exploratory study of community pharmacist diagnosis and management of dermatitis and acne..

The behaviors and experiences of the community pharmacy team on the provision of multi-compartment compliance aids. (2017)
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STEWART, D., MCDONALD, C., MACLEOD, J., MACLURE, K., GRAY, G. and MCINTOSH, T. 2018. The behaviors and experiences of the community pharmacy team on the provision of multi-compartment compliance aids. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], 14(4) pages 347-355. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.04.004

Background - Multi-compartment compliance aids (MCAs) are repackaging systems for solid dosage form medicines. Acknowledging the lack of evidence that MCAs improve adherence or clinical outcomes, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has expressed concern... Read More about The behaviors and experiences of the community pharmacy team on the provision of multi-compartment compliance aids..

When you are homeless, you are not thinking about your medication, but your food, shelter or heat for the night: behavioural determinants of homeless patients' adherence to prescribed medicines. (2017)
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PAUDYAL, V., MACLURE, K., BUCHANAN, C., WILSON, L., MACLEOD, J. and STEWART, D. 2017. When you are homeless, you are not thinking about your medication, but your food, shelter or heat for the night: behavioural determinants of homeless patients' adherence to prescribed medicines. Public health [online], 148, pages 1-8. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2017.03.002

Objectives This study aimed to explore behavioural determinants of homeless patients' adherence to prescribed medicines using Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF). Study design A qualitative study using semi-structured, face-to-face interviews. Method... Read More about When you are homeless, you are not thinking about your medication, but your food, shelter or heat for the night: behavioural determinants of homeless patients' adherence to prescribed medicines..

Antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections: a mixed-methods study of patient experiences of non-medical prescriber management. (2017)
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COURTENAY, M., ROWBOTHAM, S., LIM, R., DESLANDES, R., HODSON, K., MACLURE, K., PETERS, S. and STEWART, D. 2017. Antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections: a mixed-methods study of patient experiences of non-medical prescriber management. BMJ open [online], 7(3), e013515. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013515

Objective: To (1) explore patients' expectations and experiences of nurse and pharmacist non-medical prescriber-led management of respiratory tract infections (RTIs), (2) examine whether patient expectations for antibiotics affect the likelihood of r... Read More about Antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections: a mixed-methods study of patient experiences of non-medical prescriber management..

Evaluating pharmacist input into the pharmaceutical care of patients in dispensing medical practices in remote and rural areas of Scotland. (2017)
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STEWART, D., ANTHONY, B., MORRISON, C., MACRAE, Y., DIXON, L., FRIEL, E., YOONG, E., CUNNINGHAM, S. and MACLURE, K. 2017. Evaluating pharmacist input into the pharmaceutical care of patients in dispensing medical practices in remote and rural areas of Scotland. Family practice [online], 34(4), pages 491-499. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmx014

Background. - The Highlands and the Western Isles are the two most remote and rural areas of Scotland, with many medical practices in areas where pharmacies would not be viable. Recent regulations state that that dispensing medical practices in these... Read More about Evaluating pharmacist input into the pharmaceutical care of patients in dispensing medical practices in remote and rural areas of Scotland..

Future perspectives on nonmedical prescribing. (2017)
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STEWART, D., JEBARA, T., CUNNINGHAM, S., AWAISU, A., PALLIVALAPILA, A. and MACLURE, K. 2017. Future perspectives on nonmedical prescribing. Therapeutic advances in drug safety [online], 8(6), pages 183-197. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/2042098617693546

Many countries have implemented nonmedical prescribing (NMP) and many others are scoping prescribing practices with a view to developing NMP. This paper provides a future perspective on NMP in light of findings of an umbrella review of aspects of NMP... Read More about Future perspectives on nonmedical prescribing..

Guidance to manage inappropriate polypharmacy in older people: systematic review and future developments. (2016)
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STEWART, D., MAIR, A., WILSON, M., KARDAS, P., LEWEK, P., ALONSO, A., MCINTOSH, J., MACLURE, K. and SIMPATHY Consortium. 2017. Guidance to manage inappropriate polypharmacy in older people: systematic review and future developments. Expert opinion on drug safety [online], 16(2), pages 203-213. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14740338.2017.1265503

Introduction: Single disease state led evidence-based guidelines do not provide sufficient coverage of issues of multimorbidities, with the cumulative impact of recommendations often resulting in overwhelming medicines burden. Inappropriate polypharm... Read More about Guidance to manage inappropriate polypharmacy in older people: systematic review and future developments..

Non-medical prescribing versus medical prescribing for acute and chronic disease management in primary and secondary care. (2016)
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WEEKS, G., GEORGE, J., MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2016. Non-medical prescribing versus medical prescribing for acute and chronic disease management in primary and secondary care. [Review]. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], Issue 11, article number CS011227. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD011227.pub2

The aim of this Cochrane review was to find out if prescribing by health professionals other than doctors delivers comparable outcomes to prescribing by doctors. Cochrane researchers collected and analysed all relevant studies to answer this question... Read More about Non-medical prescribing versus medical prescribing for acute and chronic disease management in primary and secondary care..

Digital literacy knowledge and needs of pharmacy staff: a systematic review. (2016)
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MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2016. Digital literacy knowledge and needs of pharmacy staff: a systematic review. Journal of innovation in health informatics [online], 23(3), pages 560-571. Available from: https://doi.org/10.14236/jhi.v23i3.840

Objective: To explore the digital literacy knowledge and needs of pharmacy staff including pharmacists, graduate (pre-registration) pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, dispensing assistants and medicine counter assistants. Methods: A systematic review... Read More about Digital literacy knowledge and needs of pharmacy staff: a systematic review..

A case study investigation into the use of multi-compartment compliance aids in older people resident in very sheltered housing. (2016)
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MACLURE, K., MACLEOD, J., FORBES-MCKAY, K., PAUDYAL, V., CUNNINGHAM, S., STRATH, A., LYNCH, R. and STEWART, D. 2016. A case study investigation into the use of multi-compartment compliance aids in older people resident in very sheltered housing. Patient: patient-centered outcomes research [online] 9(6), pages 583-590. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40271-016-0178-8

Background: Multi-compartment compliance aids (MCAs) are repackaging systems for solid dosage form medicines, heralded by some as a solution to non-adherence but with little evidence of benefit. Objective: The aim was to use a theoretical approach to... Read More about A case study investigation into the use of multi-compartment compliance aids in older people resident in very sheltered housing..

Reviewing the literature, how systematic is systematic? (2016)
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MACLURE, K., PAUDYAL, V. and STEWART, D. 2016. Reviewing the literature, how systematic is systematic? International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 38(3), pages 685-694. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-016-0288-3

Introduction Professor Archibald Cochrane, after whom the Cochrane Collaboration is named, was influential in promoting evidence-based clinical practice. He called for 'relevant, valid research' to underpin all aspects of healthcare. Systematic revie... Read More about Reviewing the literature, how systematic is systematic?.