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Future perspectives on nonmedical prescribing. (2017)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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..

Types of clinical outcomes and methods for their assessment in the evaluation of pharmacist-led management of minor ailments: a systematic review. (2016)
Other
PAUDYAL, V., CUNNINGHAM, S., MACLURE, K., GIBSON SMITH, K., RYAN, C. and CORDINA, M. 2016. Types of clinical outcomes and methods for their assessment in the evaluation of pharmacist-led management of minor ailments: a systematic review. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], item number CRD42016050847. Available from: http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?ID=CRD42016050847

The aim of this systematic review is to review the types of clinical outcomes and methods of assessment used in the evaluation of pharmacist-led minor ailments management and identify development and the application of best practices.

Clinical information needs and access for clinical healthcare staff in Highland health and social care service. (2016)
Presentation / Conference
ALMAZROUI, K., MACLURE, K., STEWART, D., RUSHWORTH, G. and HANNAM, P. 2016. Clinical information needs and access for clinical healthcare staff in Highland health and social care service. Presented at 2016 NHS Highland research, development and innovation annual conference, 25 November 2016, Inverness, UK.

Background: Clinical information is required by all clinical healthcare staff to promote better patient care and safety. The information needed, sources, formats and accessibility varies from one staff member to another according to factors such as e... Read More about Clinical information needs and access for clinical healthcare staff in Highland health and social care service..

Non-medical prescribing versus medical prescribing for acute and chronic disease management in primary and secondary care. (2016)
Journal Article
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..

Safety of levetiracetam in pregnancy and lactation: a systematic review. (2016)
Presentation / Conference
THOMAS, B., ROUF, A., AL HAIL, M.S., ELKASSEM, W.M., ALSAAD, D., TARANNUM, A., MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2016. Safety of levetiracetam in pregnancy and lactation: a systematic review. Presented at the 9th Medication safety conference, 4-6 November 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Most women with active seizures are often encouraged to continue their antiepileptic medications during pregnancy to avoid serious fetal or maternal complications. Levetiracetam (LEV) is a newer antiepileptic drug used as adjunctive therapy in patien... Read More about Safety of levetiracetam in pregnancy and lactation: a systematic review..

Access to patients' clinical healthcare records: inclusion for community pharmacists in NHS Tayside. (2016)
Presentation / Conference
MACLURE, K., STEWART, D., COULSON, D., ROBERTSON, D., THOMSON, G., DREISCHULTE, T. and MACDONALD, C. 2016. Access to patients' clinical healthcare records: inclusion for community pharmacists in NHS Tayside. Presented at the 45th European symposium on clinical pharmacy (ESCP 2016), 5-7 October 2016, Oslo, Norway.

The 2020 Workforce Vision in Scotland envisages 'making more and better use of technology ....to increase access to services and improve efficiency' across the healthcare interface. Services offered by community pharmacy remain limited by lack of sha... Read More about Access to patients' clinical healthcare records: inclusion for community pharmacists in NHS Tayside..

Social media: a force for inclusion. (2016)
Presentation / Conference
BROWN, A., MACLURE, K., ADDISON, B., PEDERSON, S., STEWART, D. and ANDREWS, J. 2016. Social media: a force for inclusion. Presented at the 45th European symposium on clinical pharmacy (ESCP 2016), 5-7 October 2016, Oslo, Norway.

The migration of modern social networks to the internet has facilitated the transition of traditional pharmacy networks online. The ubiquitous nature of social media (SoMe) combined with merging of personal and professional personas have led to organ... Read More about Social media: a force for inclusion..

Tackling inequalities in access to clinical pharmacist led healthcare: recognising and overcoming ethical issues of inclusion in research. (2016)
Presentation / Conference
MACLURE, K. and MACLEOD, J. 2016. Tackling inequalities in access to clinical pharmacist led healthcare: recognising and overcoming ethical issues of inclusion in research. Workshop held during the 45th European symposium on clinical pharmacy (ESCP 2016), 5-7 October 2016, Oslo, Norway.

This is an overview for a workshop delivered as part of the 45th European symposium on clinical pharmacy (ESCP 2016). Clinical pharmacists are trained to treat people from all walks of life equally. Their work ethos and ethical practice promotes incl... Read More about Tackling inequalities in access to clinical pharmacist led healthcare: recognising and overcoming ethical issues of inclusion in research..

Digital literacy knowledge and needs of pharmacy staff: a systematic review. (2016)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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?.

Professional body and regulatory organisation guidance on the use of social media for registered healthcare professionals: a systematic review protocol. (2016)
Other
BROWN, A., STEWART, D., PEDERSON, S., MACLURE, K. and ADDISON, B. 2016. Professional body and regulatory organisation guidance on the use of social media for registered healthcare professionals: a systematic review protocol. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], item number CRD42016026877. Available from: http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.asp?ID=CRD42016026877

Registered healthcare professionals are expected to adhere to a code of conduct. Where a concern is raised about an individual's social media behaviour, this has the potential to be tested against professional expectations of behaviours and may have... Read More about Professional body and regulatory organisation guidance on the use of social media for registered healthcare professionals: a systematic review protocol..

Assessment of tigecycline prescription and patients' outcomes at three different hospitals in Saudi Arabia. (2015)
Journal Article
TOBAIQY, M., AL HUMAID, S., STEWART, D., ALOTAIBI, F.O., QURESHI, K.A., MACLURE, K., ALGHARIB, F., ALSMETI, A., ALSAQER, A. and ALMEMAN, A. 2015. Assessment of tigecycline prescription and patients' outcomes at three different hospitals in Saudi Arabia. Tropical journal of pharmaceutical research [online], 14(10), pages 1919-1926. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4314/tjpr.v14i10.26

Purpose: To investigate tigecycline prescription and patient outcomes in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Methods: A retrospective observational study was conducted in three KSA government hospitals, between January, 2013 and May, 2014. The patient... Read More about Assessment of tigecycline prescription and patients' outcomes at three different hospitals in Saudi Arabia..

Self-reported digital literacy of the pharmacy workforce in North East Scotland. (2015)
Journal Article
MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2015. Self-reported digital literacy of the pharmacy workforce in North East Scotland. Pharmacy [online], 3(4), pages 182-196. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy3040182

In their day-to-day practice, pharmacists, graduate (pre-registration) pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, dispensing assistants and medicines counter assistants use widely available office, retail and management information systems alongside dedicate... Read More about Self-reported digital literacy of the pharmacy workforce in North East Scotland..

Standardised quality assessment criteria and output evaluation plans for all WPs. (2015)
Report
STEWART, D., MACLURE, K., WIESE, B. and JUNIUS-WALKER, U. 2015. Standardised quality assessment criteria and output evaluation plans for all WPs. Edinburgh: SIMPATHY [online], Deliverable 3.1. Available from: http://www.simpathy.eu/

Objectives: - The objectives relating to this deliverable are: 1) To develop communications channels between WP3 and WP leads. 2) To develop an internal reporting system for WP tasks, activities, progress with milestones and deliverables, and high qu... Read More about Standardised quality assessment criteria and output evaluation plans for all WPs..

An exploration of key stakeholders' perspectives on the implementation of ehealth policy in community pharmacy in Scotland. (2015)
Presentation / Conference
MACLURE, K., ADDISON, B., PAUDYAL, V. and STEWART, D. 2015. An exploration of key stakeholders' perspectives on the implementation of ehealth policy in community pharmacy in Scotland. Presented at the 2015 Royal Pharmaceutical Society annual conference (RPS2015), 13-14 September 2015, Birmingham, UK.

Scotland's eHealth strategy promotes the use of information technology to 'improve communications across the healthcare team', which aligns with the quality strategy in placing the 'focus on outcomes and real benefits delivered rather than technologi... Read More about An exploration of key stakeholders' perspectives on the implementation of ehealth policy in community pharmacy in Scotland..

Incidence, nature and causes of medication errors in hospitalised patients in Middle Eastern countries: a systematic review protocol. (2015)
Other
THOMAS, B., ROUF, P.A., AL HAIL, M., EL KASSEM, W., AL SAAD, D., SINGH, R., STEWART, D., PAUDYAL, V., MACLURE, K. and MCLAY, J. 2015. Incidence, nature and causes of medication errors in hospitalised patients in Middle Eastern countries: a systematic review protocol. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], item number CRD42015019693. Available from: https://doi.org/10.15124/CRD42015019693

The review will consider studies, which focus on errors in hospitalised patients (of any age or speciality) in any of the countries of the Middle East. Studies of hospital practitioners (or other key stakeholders) which capture data on causes of erro... Read More about Incidence, nature and causes of medication errors in hospitalised patients in Middle Eastern countries: a systematic review protocol..

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..

Non-medical prescribing versus medical prescribing for acute and chronic disease management in primary and secondary care. [Protocol] (2014)
Other
WEEKS, G., GEORGE, J., MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2014. Non-medical prescribing versus medical prescribing for acute and chronic disease management in primary and secondary care. [Protocol]. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], 2014(7), article number CD011227. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD011227

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: To assess the clinical, economic and humanistic health outcomes of non-medical prescribing for managing acute and chronic health conditions in primary and seco... Read More about Non-medical prescribing versus medical prescribing for acute and chronic disease management in primary and secondary care. [Protocol].