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Exploring medication error causality and reporting in the Middle East. (2019)
Thesis
THOMAS, B. 2019. Exploring medication error causality and reporting in the Middle East. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The "Medication Without Harm, WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge", published by the World Health Organization in 2017, calls for action to reduce patient harm as a result of unsafe medication practices and medication errors. Medication error-related... Read More about Exploring medication error causality and reporting in the Middle East..

A cross-sectional survey of the pharmacy workforce in general practice in Scotland. (2019)
Journal Article
STEWART, D., MACLURE, K., NEWHAM, R., GIBSON-SMITH, K., BRUCE, R., CUNNINGHAM, S., MACLURE, A., FRY, S., MACKERROW, J. and BENNIE, M. 2020. A cross-sectional survey of the pharmacy workforce in general practice in Scotland. Family practice [online], 37(2), pages 206-212. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmz052

Background: In Scotland, there has been significant investment in pharmacy teams in general medical practices over recent years, aligned to current government policy. Objectives: To characterize the national pharmacy workforce including activities un... Read More about A cross-sectional survey of the pharmacy workforce in general practice in Scotland..

A modified-Delphi study of a framework to support the potential implementation of pharmacist prescribing. (2019)
Journal Article
JEBARA, T., CUNNINGHAM, S., MACLURE, K., PALLIVALAPILA, A., AWAISU, A., AL HAIL, M. and STEWART, D. 2020. A modified-Delphi study of a framework to support the potential implementation of pharmacist prescribing. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], 16(6), pages 812-818. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2019.09.005

Background: There is an extensive evidence base of the effectiveness and safety of pharmacist prescribing around the globe. There is therefore potential to develop a framework to support the implementation in Qatar to achieve the National Vision 2030... Read More about A modified-Delphi study of a framework to support the potential implementation of pharmacist prescribing..

An evaluation of mental health clinical pharmacist independent prescribers within general practice in remote and rural Scotland. (2019)
Journal Article
BUIST, E. MCLELLAND, R., RUSHWORTH, G.F., STEWART, D., GIBSON-SMITH, K., MACLURE, A., CUNNINGHAM, S. and MACLURE, K. 2019. An evaluation of mental health clinical pharmacist independent prescribers within general practice in remote and rural Scotland. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 41(5), pages 1138-1142. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-019-00897-1

Background: A 12-month pilot was implemented in two general practices in remote and rural Scotland, with patients referred by general practitioners to specialist mental health pharmacist independent prescribers. Objective: The objective was to evalua... Read More about An evaluation of mental health clinical pharmacist independent prescribers within general practice in remote and rural Scotland..

'If I die, I die, I don't care about my health': perspectives on self-care of people experiencing homelessness. (2019)
Journal Article
PAUDYAL, V., MACLURE, K., FORBES-MCKAY, K., MCKENZIE, M., MACLEOD, J., SMITH, A. and STEWART, D. 2020. 'If I die, I die, I don’t care about my health': perspectives on self‐care of people experiencing homelessness. Health and social care in the community [online], 28(1), pages 160-172. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12850

Self-care, which refers to what people do to prevent disease and maintain good health, can alleviate negative health consequences of people experiencing homelessness. The aim of the study was to apply a theoretically informed approach in exploring en... Read More about 'If I die, I die, I don't care about my health': perspectives on self-care of people experiencing homelessness..

The development and feasibility testing of a community pharmacy-based guidelines for the assessment and management of acne vulgaris. (2019)
Report
TUCKER, R., SMITH, K., MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2019. The development and feasibility testing of a community pharmacy-based guidelines for the assessment and management of acne vulgaris. Delphi study final report. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

The following describes a research study commissioned by Galderma to explore the development of guidelines for community pharmacists on how to assess and manage patients who present with acne. Background: Acne vulargis (or simply acne) is an extremel... Read More about The development and feasibility testing of a community pharmacy-based guidelines for the assessment and management of acne vulgaris..

Key stakeholders' views on the potential implementation of pharmacist prescribing: a qualitative investigation. (2019)
Journal Article
JEBARA, T., CUNNINGHAM, S., MACLURE, K., PALLIVALAPILA, A., AWAISU, A., AL HAIL, M. and STEWART, D. 2020. Key stakeholders’ views on the potential implementation of pharmacist prescribing: a qualitative investigation. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], 16(3), pages 405-414. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2019.06.009

Background: An accumulation of international evidence demonstrates that pharmacist prescribing is effective, safe and well-accepted. While there is potential for such development in the Middle East, the majority of published studies are largely repor... Read More about Key stakeholders' views on the potential implementation of pharmacist prescribing: a qualitative investigation..

A study of the development of frameworks of pharmacist prescribing in Qatar. (2019)
Thesis
JEBARA, T. 2019. A study of the development of frameworks of pharmacist prescribing in Qatar. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Several countries across the world have developed and implemented frameworks of non-medical prescribing. In the United Kingdom, pharmacist prescribing was introduced in 2003 as supplementary prescribing, with this extended to include independent pres... Read More about A study of the development of frameworks of pharmacist prescribing in Qatar..

Medication errors in hospitals in the Middle East: a systematic review of prevalence, nature, severity and contributory factors. (2019)
Journal Article
THOMAS, B., PAUDYAL, V., MACLURE, K., PALLIVALAPILA, A., MCLAY, J., EL KASSEM, W., AL HAIL, M. and STEWART, D. 2019. Medication errors in hospitals in the Middle East: a systematic review of prevalence, nature, severity and contributory factors. European journal of clinical pharmacology [online], 75(9), pages 1269-1282. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00228-019-02689-y

Purpose: The aim was to critically appraise, synthesise and present the evidence of medication errors amongst hospitalised patients in Middle Eastern countries, specifically prevalence, nature, severity and contributory factors. Methods: CINAHL, Emba... Read More about Medication errors in hospitals in the Middle East: a systematic review of prevalence, nature, severity and contributory factors..

A systematic review of the adoption and acceptance of eHealth in Saudi Arabia: views of multiple stakeholders. (2019)
Journal Article
ALSHAHRANI, A., STEWART, D. and MACLURE, K. 2019. A systematic review of the adoption and acceptance of eHealth in Saudi Arabia: views of multiple stakeholders. International journal of medical informatics [online], 128, pages 7-17. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2019.05.007

Background: eHealth is defined as “the use of information and communication technology for health”. Adoption and acceptance are key concepts to measure the level of eHealth impact. The aim of this systematic review was to critically appraise, synthes... Read More about A systematic review of the adoption and acceptance of eHealth in Saudi Arabia: views of multiple stakeholders..

A chronological review of Scotland's policies and strategic priorities for implementation of pharmacy-related technologies. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
MCNELLIS, A., MACLURE, K., STEWART, D. and MCANAW, J. 2019. A chronological review of Scotland's policies and strategic priorities for implementation of pharmacy-related technologies. Presented at the 25th Health services research and pharmacy practice conference (HSRPP 2019): crossing cultural boundaries; optimising communications for future care, 8-9 April 2019, Birmingham, UK.

National strategies across the world have highlighted the need for improving technology in healthcare. This study aims to summarise the goals and intentions of the Scottish Government and evaluate implementation.

An exploration of community pharmacists' views on the need for, type and content of a tool to support engagement with patients who may be homeless. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
MACLURE, K., GIBSON SMITH, K., PAUDYAL, V. and STEWART, D. 2019. An exploration of community pharmacists' views on the need for, type and content of a tool to support engagement with patients who may be homeless. Presented at the 2019 Health services research and pharmacy practice conference (HSRPP 2019), 8-9 April 2019, Birmingham, UK.

Homelessness remains a global public health concern. A prior survey indicated the need for pharmacist training and coverage of the topic of homelessness around minimising impact of medicines use, referring for social support, confidence in broaching... Read More about An exploration of community pharmacists' views on the need for, type and content of a tool to support engagement with patients who may be homeless..

General public awareness and views of community pharmacy in Scotland: the 'first port of call' study. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
MACLURE, K., CRAIG, G., BOYTER, A., MACLURE, A., POWER, A., OSPREY, A., MCGREGOR, A. and STEWART, D. 2019 General public awareness and views of community pharmacy services in Scotland: the 'first port of call' study. Presented at the 2019 Health services research and pharmacy practice conference (HSRPP 2019), 8-9 April 2019, Birmingham, UK.

The recently published ‘Achieving Excellence in Pharmaceutical Care: a Strategy for Scotland’ urges community pharmacy (CP) to make itself the ‘first port of call’ for healthcare advice. The aim of this research is to explore the Scottish general pub... Read More about General public awareness and views of community pharmacy in Scotland: the 'first port of call' study..

An exploration of factors influencing health managers' acceptance of eHealth services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
ALSHAHRANI, A., STEWART, D. and MACLURE, K. 2019. An exploration of factors influencing health managers' acceptance of eHealth services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Presented at the 2019 Health services research and pharmacy practice conference (HSRPP 2019), 8-9 April 2019, Birmingham, UK.

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is a country with one of the largest land masses and difficult geographical terrain in the Middle East. The accessibility of advanced health services, especially for people in rural areas, has been considered one of the... Read More about An exploration of factors influencing health managers' acceptance of eHealth services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia..

An exploration of the medication related experiences of community dwelling adults with learning disabilities. (2019)
Thesis
MACLEOD, J. 2019. An exploration of the medication related experiences of community dwelling adults with learning disabilities. Robert Gordon University [online], DPP thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The purpose of this study was to explore the medication related experiences of community dwelling adults with learning disabilities (LD). A narrative review was undertaken and found that current literature focused on measuring the prevalence of parti... Read More about An exploration of the medication related experiences of community dwelling adults with learning disabilities..

Perceived roles and barriers in caring for the people who are homeless: a survey of UK community pharmacists. (2019)
Journal Article
PAUDYAL, V., GIBSON SMITH, K., MACLURE, K., FORBES-MCKAY, K., RADLEY, A. and STEWART, D. 2019. Perceived roles and barriers in caring for the people who are homeless: a survey of UK community pharmacists. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 41(1), pages 215-227. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-019-00789-4

Background: Community pharmacists can be an accessible source for advice and support for the people who are homeless, given their utilisation of a variety of currently available services such as dispensing of medicines, drugs and alcohol services. Ob... Read More about Perceived roles and barriers in caring for the people who are homeless: a survey of UK community pharmacists..