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A cross-sectional study examining the nature and extent of interprofessional education in schools of pharmacy in the United Kingdom. (2023)
Journal Article
DEPASQUALE, C., CUNNINGHAM, S., JACOB, S.A., BOYTER, A., PORTLOCK, J., POWER, A. and ADDISON, B. [2023]. A cross-sectional study examining the nature and extent of interprofessional education in schools of pharmacy in the United Kingdom. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-023-01655-0

Interprofessional education can prepare the workforce for collaborative practice in complex health and social care systems. The aim of this study was to examine the nature and extent of interprofessional education in schools of pharmacy in the United... Read More about A cross-sectional study examining the nature and extent of interprofessional education in schools of pharmacy in the United Kingdom..

A qualitative exploration of chronic pain management of older adults in remote and rural settings. (2023)
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JEBARA, T., YOUNGSON, E., DRUMMOND, N., RUSHWORTH, G., PFLEGER, S., RUDD, I., MACLEOD, J., WILSON, M., BAILEY, N. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2023. A qualitative exploration of chronic pain management of older adults in remote and rural settings. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-023-01607-8

The World Health Organization predicts that the number of older adults will nearly double between 2015 and 2050. Older adults are at a higher risk of developing medical conditions such as chronic pain. However, there is little information about chron... Read More about A qualitative exploration of chronic pain management of older adults in remote and rural settings..

Implementation frameworks for polypharmacy management within healthcare organisations: a scoping review. (2023)
Journal Article
AL BULUSHI, S., MCINTOSH, T., GRANT, A., STEWART, D. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2023. Implementation frameworks for polypharmacy management within healthcare organisations: a scoping review. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 15(2), pages 342-354. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-023-01534-8

Several guidelines support polypharmacy management in individual patients. More organisational-level focus is needed on the use of implementation frameworks. The aim of this scoping review was to characterise the peer-reviewed literature on implement... Read More about Implementation frameworks for polypharmacy management within healthcare organisations: a scoping review..

Addressing social determinants of health in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic: urgent need to consider policy and practice in relation to pharmacy's contribution. (2022)
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CUNNINGHAM, S., JEBARA, T. and DOUGLAS, F. 2022. Addressing social determinants of health in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic: urgent need to consider policy and practice in relation to pharmacy's contribution. International journal of pharmacy practice [online], 30(5), pages 401-403. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/ijpp/riac072

World Health Organization reports highlight health inequalities and social determinants of health (SDoH), and the need for their consideration in strategic health plans. The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated these issues and government imposed COV... Read More about Addressing social determinants of health in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic: urgent need to consider policy and practice in relation to pharmacy's contribution..

A qualitative exploration of key stakeholders’ views and perceptions in relation to organisational change for the implementation of polypharmacy management in Oman. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
AL BULUSHI, S., MCINTOSH, T., GRANT, A., STEWART, D. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2022. A qualitative exploration of key stakeholders' views and perceptions in relation to organisational change for the implementation of polypharmacy management in Oman. Presented at the 50th ESCP (European Society of Clinical Pharmacy) symposium on clinical pharmacy, polypharmacy and ageing: highly individualized, interprofessional, person-centered care, 19-21 October 2022, Prague, Czech Republic.

Polypharmacy contributes to patient non-adherence and increases medication harm. Barriers to implementation prevent desired outcomes when addressing inappropriate polypharmacy at organisational levels and there is a need for theory-based strategies f... Read More about A qualitative exploration of key stakeholders’ views and perceptions in relation to organisational change for the implementation of polypharmacy management in Oman..

Exploring experiences, behaviours and associated behavioural determinants of healthcare professionals in Qatar regarding medically related social media use. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
ABABNEH, M., STEWART, D., PEDERSEN, S., NAZAR, Z. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2022. Exploring experiences, behaviours and associated behavioural determinants of healthcare professionals in Qatar regarding medically related social media use. Presented at the 50th ESCP (European Society of Clinical Pharmacy) symposium on clinical pharmacy, polypharmacy and ageing: highly individualized, interprofessional, person-centered care, 19-21 October 2022, Prague, Czech Republic.

There is an accumulation of evidence that healthcare professionals are increasingly using social media to provide services to patients, share and disseminate information, and develop their professional skills. Research originating from the Middle Eas... Read More about Exploring experiences, behaviours and associated behavioural determinants of healthcare professionals in Qatar regarding medically related social media use..

General practice pharmacists' implementation of advanced clinical assessment skills: a qualitative study of behavioural determinants. (2022)
Journal Article
RUSHWORTH, G.F., JEBARA, T., TONNA, A.P., RUDD, I., STEWART, F., MACVICAR, R. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2022. General practice pharmacists' implementation of advanced clinical assessment skills: a qualitative study of behavioural determinants. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 44(6), pages 1417-1424. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-022-01484-7

The role of General Practice Clinical Pharmacists is becoming more clinically complex. Some are undertaking courses to develop their skillsets. The aim of this study is to explore potential behavioural determinants influencing the implementation of s... Read More about General practice pharmacists' implementation of advanced clinical assessment skills: a qualitative study of behavioural determinants..

Designated prescribing practitioners: a theory-based cross-sectional study of stakeholders' views on implementation of a novel pharmacy regulator mandated preceptorship model. (2022)
Journal Article
JEBARA, T., MCINTOSH, T., STEWART, F., OSPREY, A., BRUCE, R. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2022. Designated prescribing practitioners: a theory-based cross-sectional study of stakeholders' views on implementation of a novel pharmacy regulator mandated preceptorship model. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 44(5), pages 1195-1204. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-022-01467-8

The Scottish Government is increasing independent prescribers (IP) in community pharmacy (CP). A new preceptorship model using IPs as Designated Prescribing Practitioners (DPPs) has been introduced. The aim of this study was to investigate stakeholde... Read More about Designated prescribing practitioners: a theory-based cross-sectional study of stakeholders' views on implementation of a novel pharmacy regulator mandated preceptorship model..

General practice-based undergraduate pharmacy longitudinal clerkship: a theoretically underpinned qualitative evaluation. (2022)
Journal Article
INNES, C., CUNNINGHAM, S., ADDISON, B., WEDEKIND, Y., WATSON, E., RUDD, I., POWER, A., KARIM, L. and RUSHWORTH, G.F. 2022. General practice-based undergraduate pharmacy longitudinal clerkship: a theoretically underpinned qualitative evaluation. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 44(5), pages 1123-1131. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-022-01429-0

A Pharmacy Longitudinal Clerkship (PLC) was designed to develop student pharmacists'(SPs) competence in a general practice setting. The aim was to carry out a theoretically-underpinned qualitative evaluation of stakeholder perceptions regarding the... Read More about General practice-based undergraduate pharmacy longitudinal clerkship: a theoretically underpinned qualitative evaluation..

Competency-based assessment in experiential learning in undergraduate pharmacy programmes: qualitative exploration of facilitators' views and needs (ACTp study). (2022)
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JACOB, S.A., POWER, A., PORTLOCK, J., JEBARA, T., CUNNINGHAM, S. and BOYTER, A.C. 2022. Competency-based assessment in experiential learning in undergraduate pharmacy programmes: qualitative exploration of facilitators' views and needs (ACTp study). Pharmacy [online], 10(4), article 90. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy10040090

Newly registered pharmacists will need to possess higher-level competencies and, in Great Britain, there is an expectation that assessments are undertaken during experiential learning (EL). The aim of this study was to explore the perceptions and edu... Read More about Competency-based assessment in experiential learning in undergraduate pharmacy programmes: qualitative exploration of facilitators' views and needs (ACTp study)..

A mixed-methods study to identify, quantify and explore determinants of antimicrobial prescribing behaviours among clinicians in Qatar. (2022)
Thesis
TALKHAN, H. 2022. A mixed-methods study to identify, quantify and explore determinants of antimicrobial prescribing behaviours among clinicians in Qatar. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1712972

The detection of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and awareness of the magnitude of associated threats to global public health as well as the world economy have long been recognised, with many countries implementing antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) prog... Read More about A mixed-methods study to identify, quantify and explore determinants of antimicrobial prescribing behaviours among clinicians in Qatar..

Using the theoretical domains framework to explore behavioural determinants for medication taking in patients following percutaneous coronary intervention. (2022)
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CUNNINGHAM, S., JEBARA, T., STEWART, D., SMITH, J., LESLIE, S.J. and RUSHWORTH, G.F. 2023. Using the theoretical domains framework to explore behavioural determinants for medication taking in patients following percutaneous coronary intervention. International journal of pharmacy practice [online], 31(2), pages 190-197. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/ijpp/riac039

The aim of this study was to investigate relationships between factors influencing medication taking and behavioural determinants in patients who have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). A cross-sectional survey was undertaken, using... Read More about Using the theoretical domains framework to explore behavioural determinants for medication taking in patients following percutaneous coronary intervention..

Survey to identify research priorities for primary care in Scotland during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. (2022)
Journal Article
HUBBARD, G., GRIST, F., POPE, L.M., CUNNINGHAM, S., MAXWELL, M., BENNIE, M., GUTHRIE, B., MERCER, S.W. 2022. Survey to identify research priorities for primary care in Scotland during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. BMJ Open [online], 12(5), article number e056817. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-056817

Objectives To identify research priorities for primary care in Scotland following the COVID-19 pandemic. Design Modified James Lind Alliance methodology; respondents completed an online survey to make research suggestions and rank research themes in... Read More about Survey to identify research priorities for primary care in Scotland during and following the COVID-19 pandemic..

A qualitative study on pharmacist prescribing for patients with chronic kidney disease. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
ALRIISI, F.A., STEWART, D., ALNAAMANI, H., FAHMY, M. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2022. A qualitative study on pharmacist prescribing for patients with chronic kidney disease. Presented at 2022 ESCP (European Society of Clinical Pharmacy) Spring workshop: taking care of patients with neurological disorders, 28-29 April 2022, Zürich, Switzerland.

Background and Objective: Chronic Kidney Disease has a high risk of morbidity and mortality. The available evidence worldwide demonstrates that nonmedical prescribing by pharmacist in various clinical specialties is safe and effective approach. There... Read More about A qualitative study on pharmacist prescribing for patients with chronic kidney disease..

Investigating clinicians’ determinants of antimicrobial prescribing behaviour using the theoretical domains framework. (2022)
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TALKHAN, H., STEWART, D., MCINTOSH, T., ZIGLAM, H., ABDULROUF, P.V., AL-HAIL, M., DIAB, M. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2022. Investigating clinicians' determinants of antimicrobial prescribing behaviour using the theoretical domains framework. Journal of hospital infection [online], 122, pages 72-83. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2022.01.007

Aim: To identify and quantify potential determinants of antimicrobial prescribing behaviour, using the Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF). Methods: A cross-sectional survey involving doctors (∼4000) and pharmacists (∼400) working within Hamad Medica... Read More about Investigating clinicians’ determinants of antimicrobial prescribing behaviour using the theoretical domains framework..

Student pharmacist practice-based interprofessional education in Scotland: a qualitative study of stakeholders' views and experiences. (2022)
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JEBARA, T., POWER, A., BOYTER, A., JACOB, S.A., PORTLOCK, J. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2023. Student pharmacist practice-based interprofessional education in Scotland: a qualitative study of stakeholders' views and experiences. Journal of interprofessional care [online], 37(1), pages 73-82. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2021.2011843

Scottish Government funding supports practice-based experiential learning (EL) for student pharmacists. We explored views and experiences of key stakeholders on current practice and future development of interprofessional education (IPE) in EL includ... Read More about Student pharmacist practice-based interprofessional education in Scotland: a qualitative study of stakeholders' views and experiences..

Pharmacy and medical student interprofessional education placement week. (2022)
Journal Article
JEBARA, T., THOMAS, I., CUNNINGHAM, S. and RUSHWORTH, G.F. 2022. Pharmacy and medical student interprofessional education placement week. Clinical teacher [online], 19(2), pages 143-149. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/tct.13450

Developing collaborative practice through interprofessional education (IPE) activities in undergraduate healthcare curricula is advocated by the World Health Organisation and the regulatory bodies for Medicine and Pharmacy within the UK. Our local fa... Read More about Pharmacy and medical student interprofessional education placement week..

Competency-based assessment of practice-based experiential learning in undergraduate pharmacy programmes. (2021)
Journal Article
JACOB, S.A., POWER, A., PORTLOCK, J., JEBARA, T., CUNNINGHAM, S. and BOYTER, A.C. 2021. Competency-based assessment of practice-based experiential learning in undergraduate pharmacy programmes. Pharmacy practice [online], 19(4), article 2482. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18549/PharmPract.2021.4.2482

Objective: To obtain feedback from experiential leaning (EL) leads about how competency-based assessments could be undertaken by EL facilitators, and to scope existing EL assessment structures in undergraduate Masters in Pharmacy (MPharm) programmes... Read More about Competency-based assessment of practice-based experiential learning in undergraduate pharmacy programmes..

An innovative general practice based pharmacy longitudinal clerkship: using theory to characterise its development, implementation and initial evaluation. (2021)
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INNES, C., RUSHWORTH, G., ADDISON, B., WEDEKIND, Y., WATSON, E., RUDD, I., POWER, A. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2022. An innovative general practice based pharmacy longitudinal clerkship: using theory to characterise its development, implementation and initial evaluation. Education for primary care [online], 33(3), pages 173-179. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14739879.2021.1996275

Background Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships exist in undergraduate medicine courses. A pilot Pharmacy Longitudinal Clerkship (pPLC) was funded to investigate delivery of this model of clinical education for student pharmacists. Objective(s): To inv... Read More about An innovative general practice based pharmacy longitudinal clerkship: using theory to characterise its development, implementation and initial evaluation..

Student and pre-registration pharmacist performance in a UK prescribing assessment. (2021)
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POWER, A., STEWART, D., CRAIG, G., BOYTER, A., REID, F., STEWART, F., CUNNINGHAM, S. and MAXWELL, S. 2022. Student and pre-registration pharmacist performance in a UK prescribing assessment. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 44(1), pages 100-109. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-021-01317-z

Student and pre-registration pharmacist performance in a UK Prescribing Assessment': room for improvement and need for curricular change Background Increasingly the global policy direction is for patient-facing pharmacist prescribers. The 'UK Prescri... Read More about Student and pre-registration pharmacist performance in a UK prescribing assessment..