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Theoretical exploration of development and implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programs in hospitals in the United Arab Emirates: a qualitative study of the perspectives of key stakeholders and health professionals. (2021)
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HASHAD, N., STEWART, D., PERUMAL, D., RAZZAQ, N.A. and TONNA, A.P. 2021. Theoretical exploration of development and implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programs in hospitals in the United Arab Emirates: a qualitative study of the perspectives of key stakeholders and health professionals. Presented at 49th ESCP (European Society of Clinical Pharmacy) virtual symposium on clinical pharmacy (ESCP 2021): clinical pharmacy, working collaboratively in mental health care, 19-21 October 2021, [virtual conference].

Background and Objective: Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) has been declared as a public health emergency and has led to the establishment of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs (ASP) to enhance prudent use of antimicrobials1. In the United Arab Emirate... Read More about Theoretical exploration of development and implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programs in hospitals in the United Arab Emirates: a qualitative study of the perspectives of key stakeholders and health professionals..

A qualitative study of pharmacists' perceptions regarding the implementation of automated pharmacy dispensing systems in the United Arab Emirates' hospitals. (2021)
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HASHAD, N., AL HAJRI, L., MOHAMED, H., HUSSEIN, S., AL NAEEM, W., ALZAROONI, S., ALMARI, A., IBRAHIM, A., ALBANNA, F. and ALATTAR, M. 2021. A qualitative study of pharmacists’ perceptions regarding the implementation of automated pharmacy dispensing systems in the United Arab Emirates’ hospitals. Presented at 49th ESCP (European Society of Clinical Pharmacy) virtual symposium on clinical pharmacy (ESCP 2021): clinical pharmacy, working collaboratively in mental health care, 19-21 October 2021, [virtual conference].

Background and Objective: Automated dispensing systems (ADS) are one of the strategies used in pharmacy to enhance medication management effectiveness and efficiency, hence curb the consequences of medication errors1. In the United Arab Emirates (UAE... Read More about A qualitative study of pharmacists' perceptions regarding the implementation of automated pharmacy dispensing systems in the United Arab Emirates' hospitals..

The incidence of metabolic syndrome amongst Qatar migrants 24 months post-migration: a prospective longitudinal observational cohort study. (2021)
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AL-ADAWI, R., PRABHU, K.S., RYAN, C., ABDELAZIZ, H., EL EDRISI, M. and IBRAHIM, M.I.M. 2021. The incidence of metabolic syndrome amongst Qatar migrants 24 month post-migration: a prospective longiudinal observational cohort study. Presented at 49th ESCP (European Society of Clinical Pharmacy) virtual symposium on clinical pharmacy (ESCP 2021): clinical pharmacy, working collaboratively in mental health care, 19-21 October 2021, [virtual conference].

Background and Objective: Evidence indicates that migration to Western countries is associated with increased metabolic syndrome (MetS) risk. There is, however, a scarcity of data about MetS incidence in migrants to Middle Eastern countries. This stu... Read More about The incidence of metabolic syndrome amongst Qatar migrants 24 months post-migration: a prospective longitudinal observational cohort study..

Developing a socioecological framework of understanding to deconstruct the complex personal growth narratives of health and social care students, entering healthcare practice early during the Covid-19 pandemic. (2021)
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ADAMS, N.N., BUTLER-WARKE, A., TORRANCE, N., GRANT, A., KENNEDY, C., KYDD, A., CUNNINGHAM, S. and DOUGLAS, F. 2021. Developing a socioecological framework of understanding to deconstruct the complex personal growth narratives of health and social care students, entering healthcare practice early during the Covid-19 pandemic. Presented at 2021 British Sociological Association (BSA) annual conference: remaking the future, 13 April 2021, [virtual conference].

During the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant lockdown, UK health and social care students were offered the opportunity to become ‘early entrants’: nursing and midwifery students were asked to enter extended paid placements, while some student pharmacis... Read More about Developing a socioecological framework of understanding to deconstruct the complex personal growth narratives of health and social care students, entering healthcare practice early during the Covid-19 pandemic..

Using the theoretical domains framework to investigate clinicians’ behavioural determinants of antimicrobial prescribing in Qatar. (2021)
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TALKHAN, H., STEWART, D., MCINTOSH, T., ZIGLAM, H., ABDULROUF, P.V., AL-HAIL, M., DIAB, M. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2021. Using the theoretical domains framework to investigate clinicians’ behavioural determinants of antimicrobial prescribing in Qatar. Presented at 2021 Health services research and pharmacy practice conference (HSRPP 2021): designing healthcare: stimulating interdisciplinary and co-design for quality healthcare, 8-9 April 2021, [virtual conference].

Introduction: A recent systematic review by Talkhan et al demonstrated the need for theoretically based behaviour change interventions in this area. [1] For development of such complex interventions, emphasis should be placed on using theory to syste... Read More about Using the theoretical domains framework to investigate clinicians’ behavioural determinants of antimicrobial prescribing in Qatar..

Staff team perceptions of the Maltese outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy service. (2020)
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BUGEJA, S.J., STEWART, D. and VOSPER, H. [2020]. Staff team perceptions of the Maltese outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy service. In Charles, R. and Golightly, D. (eds.). Contemporary ergonomics and human factors 2020: proceedings of the 2020 Ergonomics and human factors conference (EHF 2020), co-located with the 13th International organisational design and management conference (ODAM 2020), 27-29 April 2020, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK. Birmingham: CIEHF [online]. Available from: https://publications.ergonomics.org.uk/uploads/Staff-team-perceptions-of-the-Maltese-outpatient-parenteral-antimicrobial-therapy-service.pdf

The Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) service was developed to cater for hospitalised patients receiving antimicrobial treatment and who are stable enough to be discharged to an outpatient or home setting. The authors have used the S... Read More about Staff team perceptions of the Maltese outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy service..

Cannabidiol exerts species selective cardioprotective effects in anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity. (2019)
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BARRON, G., WAINWRIGHT, C. and WALSH, S.K. 2019. Cannabidiol exerts species selective cardioprotective effects in anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity. Presented at the 2019 Pharmacology conference, 15-17 December 2019, Edinburgh, UK.

Anthracyclines such as doxorubicin are effective chemotherapy agents, however a severe and common side effect of this treatment is anthracycline induced cardiotoxicity (AIC), which damages the heart muscle severely impacting its ability to pump and c... Read More about Cannabidiol exerts species selective cardioprotective effects in anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity..

‘Police Scotland mobile working project’: implementation and impact evaluation, and benefits realisation. (2019)
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DIACK, L., FALCONER, M., GRAHAM, W. and GALLAGHER, M. 2019. ‘Police Scotland mobile working project’: implementation and impact evaluation, and benefits realisation. Presented at the 2019 Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR) Scottish international policing conference: digital policing: ethical challenges regarding the role of technology in policing, 10 December 2019, Edinburgh, UK.

Running within the context of the ‘Digitally Enabled Policing Programme’ (DEPP), the ‘Police Scotland Mobile Working Project’ is an on-going project as part of the Police Scotland ‘Serving a Changing Scotland Strategy’. The project seeks to equip ope... Read More about ‘Police Scotland mobile working project’: implementation and impact evaluation, and benefits realisation..

Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions that improve clinicians’ antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review. (2019)
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TALKHAN, H., STEWART, D., MCINTOSH, T., ABDULROUF, P.V., AL-HAIL, M., CUNNINGHAM, S. and ZIGLAM, H. 2019. Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions that improve clinicians’ antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review. Presented at 2019 Federation of Infection Societies conference (FIS 2019), 11-14 November 2019, Edinburgh, UK.

Many countries have developed antimicrobial stewardship programmes with strategies to optimise antimicrobial prescribing. There remains a need for behaviour change interventions at clinician level to promote appropriate prescribing. Theories should b... Read More about Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions that improve clinicians’ antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review..

Hospital antimicrobial stewardship program implementation in the Gulf Cooperation Council States: a systematic review of evidence of implementation. (2019)
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HASHAD, N., TONNA., A., PERUMAL, D. and STEWART, D. 2019. Hospital antimicrobial stewardship program implementation in the Gulf Cooperation Council States: a systematic review of evidence of implementation. Presented at 4th Gulf congress of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases (GCCMID 2019), co-located with the 31st International congress of antimicrobial chemotherapy (ICC 2019) (ICC-GCCMID 2019), 6-9 November 2019, Dubai, UAE.

Background and Purpose: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has led to the development of initiatives aimed at optimizing antimicrobial use. Co-ordinated interventions for promoting and monitoring safe and effective use of antimicrobials are termed antimi... Read More about Hospital antimicrobial stewardship program implementation in the Gulf Cooperation Council States: a systematic review of evidence of implementation..

Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions that improve clinicians’ antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review. (2019)
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TALKHAN, H., STEWART, D., MCINTOSH, T., AL HAIL, M., ABDOULROUF, P. ZIGLAM, H. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2019. Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions that improve clinicians’ antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review. Presented at the 5th International conference on prevention and infection control (ICPIC 2019), 10-13 September 2019, Geneva, Switzerland.

Introduction: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and its threats have long been recognised. Many countries have developed antimicrobial stewardship programmes with strategies to optimise antimicrobial prescribing, minimise AMR and improve outcomes. There... Read More about Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions that improve clinicians’ antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review..

Comparing apples with apples: hierarchical task analysis as a simple systems framework to improve patient safety. (2019)
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HIGNETT, S., BANERJEE, J., PICKUP, L., LANG, A., OLDFIELD, E. and VOSPER, H. 2019. Comparing apples with apples: hierarchical task analysis as a simple systems framework to improve patient safety. Presented at 2019 Healthcare ergonomics and patient safety international conference (HEPS 2019), 3-5 July 2019, Lisbon, Portugal.

Changing healthcare culture to improve patient safety is the goal of healthcare systems across the world. However the proliferation of Human Factors/Ergonomics (HFE) systems methods may be limiting the embedding of improvements as well-established me... Read More about Comparing apples with apples: hierarchical task analysis as a simple systems framework to improve patient safety..

Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interversions that improve clinicians' antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review. (2019)
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TALKHAN, H., CUNNINGHAM, S., STEWART, D., MCINTOSH, T., AL-HAIL, M., ROUF, P.V.A. and ZIGLAM, H. 2019. Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions that improve clinicians’ antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review. Presented at the 2019 Health services research and pharmacy practice conference (HSRPP 2019), 8-9 April 2019, Birmingham, UK.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and its threats have long been recognised. Many countries have developed antimicrobial stewardship programmes with strategies to optimise antimicrobial prescribing, minimise AMR and improve outcomes. There remains a nee... Read More about Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interversions that improve clinicians' antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review..

Genome-guided screening of bacterial isolates to identify potential antibiotic producers. (2019)
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AWOLOPE, O.K., O'DRISCOLL, N.H. and LAMB, A. 2019. Genome-guided screening of bacterial isolates to identify potential antibiotic producers. Presented at the 2019 Microbiology Society annual conference, 8-11 April 2019, Belfast, UK.

The urgent need for new antibiotics cannot be overemphasized. Bacterial secondary metabolites remain a relatively untapped source of new therapies. The ability to produce these bioactive compounds is however not universal to all bacterial species. Tw... Read More about Genome-guided screening of bacterial isolates to identify potential antibiotic producers..

A chronological review of Scotland's policies and strategic priorities for implementation of pharmacy-related technologies. (2019)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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..

A theoretically based cross-sectional survey on the behaviours and experiences of clinical pharmacists caring for chronic kidney disease patients. (2019)
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AL RAIISI, F., STEWART, D., ASHLEY, C., FAHMY, M. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2019. A theoretically based cross-sectional survey on the behaviours and experiences of clinical pharmacists caring for chronic kidney disease patients. European journal of hospital pharmacy [online], 26(Supplement 1): proceedings of the 24th European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) congress 2019: personalised hospital pharmacy: meeting the needs of every patient, 27-29 March 2019, Barcelona, Spain, article number 4CPS-193. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/ejhpharm-2019-eahpconf.342

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a comorbid condition with high economic burden. Patients need multiple medications and pharmacists provide care that improves outcomes. Al Raiisi et al. recently completed a systematic review showing a paucity of infor... Read More about A theoretically based cross-sectional survey on the behaviours and experiences of clinical pharmacists caring for chronic kidney disease patients..

Implementation of pharmaceutical care service: renal perspectives. (2019)
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AL RAIISI, F. 2019. Implementation of pharmaceutical care service: renal perspectives. Presented at the 9th Pharmaceutical care conference, 4-6 February 2019, Muscat, Oman.

This presentation covers pharmaceutical care for chronic kidney disease and the results so far from the presenter's PhD research on this subject. The work highlights the insights gained from existing clinical pharmacy services and outlines the possib... Read More about Implementation of pharmaceutical care service: renal perspectives..