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A pharmacist clinician model as part of a collaborative clinical workforce: a philosophical critique. (2024)
Journal Article
RUSHWORTH, G.F., FORSYTH, P., RADLEY, A., DUGGAN, C., SAMPSON, R., CUNNINGHAM, S. and MAGUIRE, B. [2024]. A pharmacist clinician model as part of a collaborative clinical workforce: a philosophical critique. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], Articles in Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2024.06.006

The term "clinician" is not reserved for any healthcare professional group. However, there is a general acceptance that a clinician would have the knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable them to clinically assess and manage a patient autonomously.... Read More about A pharmacist clinician model as part of a collaborative clinical workforce: a philosophical critique..

Investigating practice integration of independent prescribing by community pharmacists using normalization process theory: a cross-sectional survey. (2024)
Journal Article
KARIM, L., MCINTOSH, T., JEBARA, T., PFLEGER, D., OSPREY, A. and CUNNINGHAM, S. [2024]. Investigating practice integration of independent prescribing by community pharmacists using normalization process theory: a cross-sectional survey. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-024-01733-x

Independent prescribing (IP) has not been extensively investigated in community pharmacy (CP). Normalization Process Theory (NPT) constructs help explain how interventions are integrated into practice and include: 'coherence' (understanding), 'cognit... Read More about Investigating practice integration of independent prescribing by community pharmacists using normalization process theory: a cross-sectional survey..

Exploring determinants of antimicrobial prescribing behaviour using the theoretical domains framework. (2024)
Journal Article
TALKHAN, H., STEWART, D., MCINTOSH, T., ZIGLAM, H., ABDULROUF, P.V., AL-HAIL, M., DIAB, M. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2024. Exploring determinants of antimicrobial prescribing behaviour using the theoretical domains framework. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], 20(4), pages 401-410. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2023.12.009

Few theoretically-based, qualitative studies have explored determinants of antimicrobial prescribing behaviour in hospitals. Understanding these can promote successful development and implementation of behaviour change interventions (BCIs). To use th... Read More about Exploring determinants of antimicrobial prescribing behaviour using the theoretical domains framework..

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..

Innovations in education and training to enable development of pharmacists as clinicians. (2023)
Thesis
RUSHWORTH, G.F. 2023. Innovations in education and training to enable development of pharmacists as clinicians. Robert Gordon University, PhD by Public Output thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-2271597

The NHS is in urgent need of clinical healthcare capacity in terms of front-line clinician staff, to deal with the burgeoning complexity and volume of care being delivered. These clinicians need to be accountable for the delivery of direct clinical c... Read More about Innovations in education and training to enable development of pharmacists as clinicians..

A qualitative exploration of chronic pain management of older adults in remote and rural settings. (2023)
Journal Article
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], 45(6), pages 1405-1414. 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..

Hospital clinical pharmacists' perspectives on suboptimal pharmaceutical care: a qualitative study. [Preprint] (2023)
Working Paper
MCLEAN, A., PAUDYAL, V., CUNNINGHAM, S. and STEWART, D. 2023. Hospital clinical pharmacists' perspectives on suboptimal pharmaceutical care: a qualitative study. Research square [online], 09 January 2023, Preprint (version 1). Available from: https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-2411411/v1

While clinical pharmacists are responsible for medicines optimisation and provision of pharmaceutical care, there is a lack of literature focusing on what constitutes 'suboptimal' pharmaceutical care. To explore the perceptions and experiences of hos... Read More about Hospital clinical pharmacists' perspectives on suboptimal pharmaceutical care: a qualitative study. [Preprint].

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)
Journal Article
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..

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..

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..

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)
Journal Article
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)..

Using the theoretical domains framework to explore behavioural determinants for medication taking in patients following percutaneous coronary intervention. (2022)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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..

Pharmacy students’ experience of a novel government-funded experiential learning initiative: a mixed-method study (ACTp Study). (2021)
Journal Article
JACOB, S.A., JEBARA, T., WATSON, M., CUNNINGHAM, S., POWER, A. and BOYTER, A.C. 2021. Pharmacy students’ experience of a novel government-funded experiential learning initiative: a mixed-method study (ACTp study). Pharmacy education [online], 21, pages 466-476. Available from: https://doi.org/10.46542/pe.2021.211.466476

Background: In 2018, the Scottish Government made the Pharmacy Additional Cost of Teaching (ACTp) funding available to support the development of Experiential Learning (EL) in undergraduate pharmacy education. To inform the further expansion of EL in... Read More about Pharmacy students’ experience of a novel government-funded experiential learning initiative: a mixed-method study (ACTp 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)
Presentation / Conference
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)
Presentation / Conference
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..

A study to scope structures, processes and related outcomes of clinical pharmacy practice as part of the multidisciplinary care of patients with chronic kidney disease. (2021)
Thesis
AL RAIISI, F. 2021. A study to scope structures, processes and related outcomes of clinical pharmacy practice as part of the multidisciplinary care of patients with chronic kidney disease. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1446862

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a complex health-related comorbidity with an enormous economic burden on any healthcare system globally. Clinical pharmacy services have potential to contribute significantly to the multidisciplinary team providing saf... Read More about A study to scope structures, processes and related outcomes of clinical pharmacy practice as part of the multidisciplinary care of patients with chronic kidney disease..

Public perceptions and experiences of the minor ailment service in community pharmacy in Scotland. (2021)
Journal Article
BOAG, L., MACLURE, K., BOYTER, A., CUNNINGHAM, S., AKRAM, G., MCQUILLAN, H. and STEWART, D. 2021. Public perceptions and experiences of the minor ailment service in community pharmacy in Scotland. Pharmacy practice [online], 19(1), article 2152. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18549/pharmpract.2021.1.2152

The Minor Ailment Service (MAS) in Scottish community pharmacy allows eligible people to gain improved access to care by providing free treatment for self-limiting conditions. To determine the perceptions and experiences of individuals using MAS and... Read More about Public perceptions and experiences of the minor ailment service in community pharmacy in Scotland..

A theoretical exploration of hospital clinical pharmacists' perceptions, experiences and behavioural determinants in relation to provision of optimal and suboptimal pharmaceutical care. (2020)
Thesis
MCLEAN, A.P. 2020. A theoretical exploration of hospital clinical pharmacists' perceptions, experiences and behavioural determinants in relation to provision of optimal and suboptimal pharmaceutical care. Robert Gordon University, DPP thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1358018

Pharmaceutical care describes a range of patient-focused activities delivered by pharmacists. The activities aim to optimise medicines use for patients and to reduce harm from adverse events with medicines. This study was conducted in an NHS Scotland... Read More about A theoretical exploration of hospital clinical pharmacists' perceptions, experiences and behavioural determinants in relation to provision of optimal and suboptimal pharmaceutical care..

An investigation of health and social care students' and recent graduates' clinical placement and professional practice experiences and coping strategies during the Wave 1 COVID-19 pandemic period. (2020)
Report
DOUGLAS, F., KENNEDY, C., TORRANCE, N., GRANT, A., ADAMS, N., BUTLER-WARKE, A., KYDD, A. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2020. An investigation of health and social care students' and recent graduates' clinical placement and professional practice experiences and coping strategies during the Wave 1 COVID-19 pandemic period. Edinburgh: Chief Scientist Office [online]. Available from: https://www.cso.scot.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/COVrgu2002rpb.pdf

During the first COVID-19 pandemic wave in 2020, nursing, midwifery, pharmacy, allied health and social work professional students from Robert Gordon University (RGU) were encouraged to undertake extended, paid clinical placements, or enter professi... Read More about An investigation of health and social care students' and recent graduates' clinical placement and professional practice experiences and coping strategies during the Wave 1 COVID-19 pandemic period..

An investigation of health and social care students' and recent graduates' clinical placement and professional practice experiences and coping strategies during the Wave 1 COVID-19 pandemic period: supplementary report. (2020)
Report
DOUGLAS, F., KENNEDY, C., TORRANCE, N., GRANT, A., ADAMS, N., BUTLER-WARKE, A., KYDD, A. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2020. An investigation of health and social care students' and recent graduates' clinical placement and professional practice experiences and coping strategies during the Wave 1 COVID-19 pandemic period: supplementary report. Edinburgh: Chief Scientist Office [online]. Available from: https://www.cso.scot.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/COVrgu2002supplementary.pdf

During the first COVID-19 pandemic wave in 2020, nursing, midwifery, pharmacy, allied health and social work professional students from Robert Gordon University (RGU) were encouraged to undertake extended, paid clinical placements, or enter professi... Read More about An investigation of health and social care students' and recent graduates' clinical placement and professional practice experiences and coping strategies during the Wave 1 COVID-19 pandemic period: supplementary report..

Health-related stakeholders' perceptions of clinical pharmacy services in Qatar. (2020)
Journal Article
JEBARA, T., CUNNINGHAM, S., MACLURE, K., AWAISU, A., PALLIVALAPILA, A., AL HAIL, M. and STEWART, D. 2021. Health-related stakeholders' perceptions of clinical pharmacy services in Qatar. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 43(1), pages 107-117. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-020-01114-0

Background: In Qatar, the National Vision 2030 and the National Health Strategy 2018-2022 articulate the need to improve healthcare delivery by better utilisation of the skilled workforce. In this regard, pharmacy practice is rapidly advancing and se... Read More about Health-related stakeholders' perceptions of clinical pharmacy services in Qatar..

Investigating prescribers' experiences of direct-acting oral anticoagulants for the management of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. (2020)
Thesis
GENERALOVA, D. 2020. Investigating prescribers' experiences of direct-acting oral anticoagulants for the management of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1447131

Direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have relatively recently been licensed for stroke and systemic embolism prevention in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and have replaced warfarin as the first line agent of choice. The aim... Read More about Investigating prescribers' experiences of direct-acting oral anticoagulants for the management of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation..

Prescribers’ perceptions of benefits and limitations of direct acting oral anticoagulants in non-valvular atrial fibrillation. (2020)
Journal Article
GENERALOVA, D., CUNNINGHAM, S., LESLIE, S.J., RUSHWORTH, G.F., MCIVER, L. and STEWART, D. 2020. Prescribers' perceptions of benefits and limitations of direct acting oral anticoagulants in non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Pharmacy practice [online], 18(2), article ID 1936. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18549/PharmPract.2020.2.1936

There is an acknowledged lack of robust and rigorous research focusing on the perspectives of those prescribing direct acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). The objective was to describe prescribers’ experience... Read More about Prescribers’ perceptions of benefits and limitations of direct acting oral anticoagulants in non-valvular atrial fibrillation..

A theoretically based cross-sectional survey on the behaviors and experiences of clinical pharmacists caring for patients with chronic kidney disease. (2020)
Journal Article
ALRAIISI, F., STEWART, D., ASHLEY, C., FAHMY, M., ALNAAMANI, H. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2021. A theoretically based cross-sectional survey on the behaviors and experiences of clinical pharmacists caring for patients with chronic kidney disease. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], 17(3), pages 560-571. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2020.05.005

The literature shows a lack of evidence on pharmacists contributing to chronic kidney disease services. The aim was to determine pharmacists’ behaviors and experiences and perceptions of barriers and facilitators to implementation of models of care.... Read More about A theoretically based cross-sectional survey on the behaviors and experiences of clinical pharmacists caring for patients with chronic kidney disease..

The use of theory in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions to improve antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review. (2020)
Journal Article
TALKHAN, H., STEWART, D., MCINTOSH, T., ZIGLAM, H., ABDULROUF, P.V., AL-HAIL, M., DIAB, M. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2020. The use of theory in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions to improve antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review. Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy [online], 75(9), pages 2394-2410. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkaa154

Objectives: This systematic review (SR) reviews the evidence on use of theory in developing and evaluating behaviour change interventions (BCIs) to improve clinicians antimicrobial prescribing (AP). Methods: The SR protocol was registered with PROSPE... Read More about The use of theory in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions to improve antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review..

Use of normalization process theory to explore key stakeholders’ perceptions of the facilitators and barriers to implementing electronic systems for medicines management in hospital settings. (2020)
Journal Article
HOGAN-MURPHY, D., STEWART, D., TONNA, A., STRATH, A. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2021. Use of normalization process theory to explore key stakeholders’ perceptions of the facilitators and barriers to implementing electronic systems for medicines management in hospital settings. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], 17(2), pages 398-405. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2020.03.005

Background: Limited data exist on the facilitators and barriers to implementing electronic systems for medicines management in hospitals. Whilst numerous studies advocate system use in improved patient safety and efficiency within the health service,... Read More about Use of normalization process theory to explore key stakeholders’ perceptions of the facilitators and barriers to implementing electronic systems for medicines management in hospital settings..

A cross-sectional survey of the perspectives of older people in the Scottish Highlands on the management of their chronic pain. (2020)
Journal Article
STEWART, D., RUSHWORTH, G., BAILEY, N., PFLEGER, S., JEBARA, T., MUNRO, K., YOUNGSON, E., WILSON, M., MACLEOD, J. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2020. A cross-sectional survey of the perspectives of older people in the Scottish Highlands on the management of their chronic pain. Age and ageing [online], 49(3), pages 432-438. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afz181

Background: Although there is evidence of suboptimal outcomes in older people with chronic pain, little emphasis has been placed on those in remote and rural settings. Objective: To describe the perspectives of older people in the Scottish Highlands... Read More about A cross-sectional survey of the perspectives of older people in the Scottish Highlands on the management of their chronic pain..

Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions that improve clinicians’ antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
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..

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..

Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions that improve clinicians’ antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
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..

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..

Prescribers' views and experiences of using direct acting oral anticoagulants in the management of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation: a survey in remote and rural Scotland. (2019)
Journal Article
GENERALOVA, D., CUNNINGHAM, S., LESLIE, S.J., RUSHWORTH, G., MCIVER, L. and STEWART, D. 2019. Prescribers’ views and experiences of using direct acting oral anticoagulants in the management of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation: a survey in remote and rural Scotland. British journal of clinical pharmacology [online], 85(10), pages 2414-2422. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/bcp.14069

A recent systematic review highlighted the lack of robust studies on prescribers' perspectives of direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). The aim was to determine prescribers' views and experiences of pres... Read More about Prescribers' views and experiences of using direct acting oral anticoagulants in the management of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation: a survey in remote and rural Scotland..

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..

Clinical pharmacy practice in the care of chronic kidney disease patients: a systematic review. (2019)
Journal Article
AL RAIISI, F., STEWART, D., FERNANDEZ-LLIMOS, F., SALGADO, T., MOHAMED, M.F. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2019. Clinical pharmacy practice in the care of chronic kidney disease patients: a systematic review. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 41(3), pages 630-666. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-019-00816-4

Background: Clinical pharmacy services have potential to contribute significantly to the multidisciplinary team providing safe, effective and economic care for patients. Given recent practice developments (e.g. polypharmacy reviews and pharmacist pre... Read More about Clinical pharmacy practice in the care of chronic kidney disease patients: a systematic review..

Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interversions that improve clinicians' antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
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..

A theoretically based cross-sectional survey on the behaviours and experiences of clinical pharmacists caring for chronic kidney disease patients. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
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..

A theoretically informed survey of the views and experiences of practicing pharmacists on research conduct, dissemination and translation. (2018)
Journal Article
STEWART, D., CUNNINGHAM, S., STRATH, A., MACLURE, A., GIBSON-SMITH, K., RUSHWORTH, G.F., DREISCHULTE, T., NICOLSON, C., PFLEGER, D., TIERNAN, D. and MACLURE, K. 2019. A theoretically informed survey of the views and experiences of practicing pharmacists on research conduct, dissemination and translation. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], 15(11), pages 1298-1308. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2018.12.005

While studies have reported pharmacists' perspectives of research involvement, almost all are limited by sector, have little focus on research translation and have not incorporated behavior change theory. The objective of this research was to determi... Read More about A theoretically informed survey of the views and experiences of practicing pharmacists on research conduct, dissemination and translation..

Comparing ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction care between patients residing in central and remote locations: a retrospective case series. (2018)
Journal Article
KAMONA, A., CUNNINGHAM, S., ADDISON, B., RUSHWORTH, G.F., CALL, A., BLOE, C., INNES, A., BOND, R.R., PEACE, A. and LESLIE, S.J. 2018. Comparing ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction care between patients residing in central and remote locations: a retrospective case series. Rural and remote health [online], 18(4), article ID 4618. Available from: https://doi.org/10.22605/RRH4618

People who experience an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) due to an occluded coronary artery require prompt treatment. Treatments to open a blocked artery are called reperfusion therapies (RTs), and can include intravenous pharmacological t... Read More about Comparing ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction care between patients residing in central and remote locations: a retrospective case series..

A multi-perspective evaluation of specialist mental health clinical pharmacist prescribers practising withing general practices in NHS Highland. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
BUIST, E., MCLELLAND, R., MACLURE, K., STEWART, D., RUSHWORTH, G., GIBSON SMITH, K., MACLURE, A. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2018. A multi-perspective evaluation of specialist mental health clinical pharmacist prescribers practising within general practices in NHS Highland. Presented at the 9th International College of Mental Health Pharmacy (CMHP) psychiatric pharmacy conference, 12-14 October 2018, Loughborough, UK.

Mental health issues are a common feature of primary care consultations and around a third of GP consultations have a mental health element. The Scottish Government’s 10 year Mental Health Strategy has ambitions to transform services so every GP prac... Read More about A multi-perspective evaluation of specialist mental health clinical pharmacist prescribers practising withing general practices in NHS Highland..

Multidisciplinary views towards the clinical pharmacist: a hospital palliative cancer care team perspective in Malta. (2018)
Journal Article
ATKINS, S.R. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2018. Multidisciplinary views towards the clinical pharmacist: a hospital palliative cancer care team perspective in Malta. Journal of pharmaceutical health services research [online], 9(4), pages 327-333. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jphs.12267

Objectives: To explore the views of the multidisciplinary healthcare team towards the role of the clinical pharmacist within the palliative care unit of an oncology hospital in Malta. At present, in Malta, clinical pharmacists are not routinely invol... Read More about Multidisciplinary views towards the clinical pharmacist: a hospital palliative cancer care team perspective in Malta..

Methodological considerations in clinical outcomes assessment of pharmacy-based minor ailments management: a systematic review. (2018)
Journal Article
PAUDYAL, V., CUNNINGHAM, S., GIBSON SMITH, K., MACLURE, K., RYAN, C. and CORDINA, M. 2018. Methodological considerations in clinical outcomes assessment of pharmacy-based minor ailments management: a systematic review. PLoS one [online], 13(10), article ID e0205087. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0205087

Background: The accessibility of services within community pharmacies provides an ideal opportunity to manage minor ailments, yet over £1.1 billion is spent by the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom (UK) in managing minor ailments in... Read More about Methodological considerations in clinical outcomes assessment of pharmacy-based minor ailments management: a systematic review..

An evaluation of mental health clinical pharmacist prescribers within primary care medical practices in NHS Highland. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
MACLURE, K., STEWART, D., BUIST, E., MCLELLAND, R., SHAW, T., MACLURE, A., CUNNINGHAM, S., MACASKILL, K. and RUSHWORTH, G. 2018. An evaluation of mental health clinical pharmacist prescribers within primary care medical practices in NHS Highland. Presented at the 78th International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) world congress of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences (FIP 2018), 2-6 September 2018, Glasgow, UK.

Background: A pilot has been conducted during which a specialist mental health clinical pharmacist prescriber (SMHCPP) consulted with patients by appointment at one of two GP Practices. Purpose: To evaluate the SMHCPP delivered pharmaceutical care to... Read More about An evaluation of mental health clinical pharmacist prescribers within primary care medical practices in NHS Highland..

Exploring the role of pharmacy teams in Scottish GP practice: an interim analysis. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
STEWART, D., BENNIE, M., MACLURE, K., NEWHAM, R., GIBSON SMITH, K., CUNNINGHAM, S., BRUCE, R., FRY, S. and MACKERROW, J. 2018. Exploring the role of pharmacy teams in Scottish GP practice: an interim analysis. Presented at the 78th International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) world congress of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences (FIP 2018), 2-6 September 2018, Glasgow, UK.

Background: Scottish Government policy has highlighted the potential contribution of pharmacy teams, comprising pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, in GP practices in Scotland. Purpose: To explore the role of pharmacy teams in GP practices in Scotl... Read More about Exploring the role of pharmacy teams in Scottish GP practice: an interim analysis..

Technology-enabled pharmaceutical care in NHS Highland: equality of access to remote populations. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
MORRISON, C., MACLURE, K., GIBSON SMITH, K., HANNAM, P., DIXON, L., MACRAE, Y., CUNNINGHAM, S. and STEWART, D. 2018. Technology-enabled pharmaceutical care in NHS Highland: equality of access to remote populations. Presented at the 78th International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) world congress of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences (FIP 2018), 2-6 September 2018, Glasgow, UK.

Background: Equity of access to healthcare is a strategic priority in Scotland. Purpose: To evaluate the NHS Highland technology-enabled delivery of pharmaceutical care. Methods: A mixed-methods evaluation followed 3 remotely-based pharmacists who de... Read More about Technology-enabled pharmaceutical care in NHS Highland: equality of access to remote populations..

A systematic review of clinicians' views and experiences of direct-acting oral anticoagulants in the management of non-valvular atrial fibrillation. (2018)
Journal Article
GENERALOVA, D., CUNNINGHAM, S., LESLIE, S.J., RUSHWORTH, G.F., MCIVER, L. and STEWART, D. 2018. A systematic review of clinicians' views and experiences of direct-acting oral anticoagulants in the management of non-valvular atrial fibrillation. British journal of clinical pharmacology [online], 84(12), pages 2692-2703. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/bcp.13739

Introduction: While a plethora of systematic reviews have provided evidence of efficacy, effectiveness and safety of direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in the management of non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF), there has been little emphasis... Read More about A systematic review of clinicians' views and experiences of direct-acting oral anticoagulants in the management of non-valvular atrial fibrillation..

A qualitative study of the perspectives of older people in remote Scotland on accessibility to healthcare, medicines and medicines-taking. (2018)
Journal Article
STEWART, D., GIBSON-SMITH, K., CUNNINGHAM, S., PFLEGER, S and RUSHWORTH, G. 2018. A qualitative study of the perspectives of older people in remote Scotland on accessibility to healthcare, medicines and medicines-taking. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 40(5), pages 1300-1308. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-018-0684-y

Background: Recent evidence highlights the disproportionate rates of health inequality often experienced within remote and rural communities. Access to medicines within remote and rural communities may also prove problematic. Objective: The aim was t... Read More about A qualitative study of the perspectives of older people in remote Scotland on accessibility to healthcare, medicines and medicines-taking..

Stakeholders' views and experiences of pharmacist prescribing: a systematic review. (2018)
Journal Article
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..

The structures, processes and related outcomes of clinical pharmacy practice as part of the multidisciplinary care of patients with chronic kidney disease: a systematic review. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
AL RAIISI, F., STEWART, D., SALGADO, T., FERNANDEZ-LLIMOS, F., FAHMY, M. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2018. The structures, processes and related outcomes of clinical pharmacy practice as part of the multidisciplinary care of patients with chronic kidney disease: a systematic review. European journal of hospital pharmacy [online], 25(Supplement 1): proceedings of the 23rd European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) congress 2018: hospital pharmacists: show us what you can do!, 21-23 March 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden, article number 4CPS-192. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/ejhpharm-2018-eahpconf.282

The aim of this systematic review was to critically appraise, synthesize and present the available evidence for the structures, processes and related outcomes of clinical pharmacy practice in caring from patients with chronic kidney disease. The key... Read More about The structures, processes and related outcomes of clinical pharmacy practice as part of the multidisciplinary care of patients with chronic kidney disease: a systematic review..

The experiences and beliefs of older people in Scottish very sheltered housing about using multi-compartment compliance aids. (2018)
Journal Article
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..

Exploring the facilitators and barriers towards implementation of electronic prescribing, dispensing, and administration of medicines in hospitals in Ireland. (2017)
Thesis
HOGAN-MURPHY, D. 2017. Exploring the facilitators and barriers towards implementation of electronic prescribing, dispensing, and administration of medicines in hospitals in Ireland. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Limited data exist on the facilitators and barriers to implementing electronic systems for medicines management in hospitals. Whilst numerous studies advocate system use in improved patient safety and efficiency within the health service, their rate... Read More about Exploring the facilitators and barriers towards implementation of electronic prescribing, dispensing, and administration of medicines in hospitals in Ireland..

Stakeholders' views and experiences of pharmacist prescribing: a systematic review. (2017)
Presentation / Conference
JEBARA, T., CUNNINGHAM, S., MACLURE, K., AWAISU, A., PALLIVALAPILA, A. and STEWART, D 2017. Stakeholders' views and experiences of pharmacist prescribing: a systematic review. Presented at the 46th European symposium on clinical pharmacy: science meets practice: towards evidence-based clinical pharmacy services, 9-11 October 2017, Heidelberg, Germany.

While prescribing has been traditionally been the domain of physicians, prescribing by pharmacists has been implemented successfully in countries across the world. Developments are supported by evidence of effectiveness and safety. To facilitate furt... Read More about Stakeholders' views and experiences of pharmacist prescribing: a systematic review..

Views and perceptions of key stakeholders in Qatar on pharmacist prescribing. (2017)
Presentation / Conference
JEBARA, T., CUNNINGHAM, S., MACLURE, K., AWAISU, A., AL-HAIL, M., PALLIVALAPILA, A. and STEWART, D. 2017. Views and perceptions of key stakeholders in Qatar on pharmacist prescribing. Presented at the 46th European symposium on clinical pharmacy: science meets practice: towards evidence-based clinical pharmacy services, 9-11 October 2017, Heidelberg, Germany.

Background and Objective: Pharmacist prescribing has been implemented successfully in several countries around the world, with evidence of effectiveness, safety and acceptability. The Qatar Health Strategy provides the opportunity to advance further... Read More about Views and perceptions of key stakeholders in Qatar on pharmacist prescribing..

Social and cognitive influences on prescribing decisions among non-medical prescribers. (2017)
Thesis
MCINTOSH, T. 2017. Social and cognitive influences on prescribing decisions among non-medical prescribers. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Non-medical prescribers make an increasing contribution to healthcare across the UK yet little is known about influences on their prescribing decision-making. The aim of this programme of research was to explore and describe prescribing decision-maki... Read More about Social and cognitive influences on prescribing decisions among non-medical prescribers..

Erratum to: Clinical pharmacist evaluation of medication inappropriateness in the emergency department of a teaching hospital in Malta. (2017)
Journal Article
WEST, L.M., CORDINA, M. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2017. Erratum to: clinical pharmacist evaluation of medication inappropriateness in the emergency department of a teaching hospital in Malta. Pharmacy practice [online], 15(3), page 1092. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18549/pharmpract.2017.03.1092

The following scoring details of the ‘Medication Appropriateness Index’ (MAI) originated by Hanlon, Schmader and their colleagues were unintentionally inverted erroneously in our artic, WEST, L.M., CORDINA, M. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2012. Cl... Read More about Erratum to: Clinical pharmacist evaluation of medication inappropriateness in the emergency department of a teaching hospital in Malta..

Evaluating pharmacist input into the pharmaceutical care of patients in dispensing medical practices in remote and rural areas of Scotland. (2017)
Journal Article
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)
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..

A cross-sectional survey of the access of older people in the Scottish Highlands to general medical practices, community pharmacies and prescription medicines. (2017)
Journal Article
RUSHWORTH, G.F., CUNNINGHAM, S., PFLEGER, S., HALL, J. and STEWART, D. 2017. A cross-sectional survey of the access of older people in the Scottish Highlands to general medical practices, community pharmacies and prescription medicines. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], 14(1), pages 76-85. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.01.002

Access to medicines and healthcare is more problematic in remote and rural areas. The purpose of this study was to quantify issues of access to general practitioners (GPs), community pharmacies and prescribed medicines in older people resident in the... Read More about A cross-sectional survey of the access of older people in the Scottish Highlands to general medical practices, community pharmacies and prescription medicines..

Types of clinical outcomes and methods for their assessment in the evaluation of pharmacist-led management of minor ailments: a systematic review. [Protocol] (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.

Urban vs rural STEMI patients; is there a difference? (2016)
Presentation / Conference
KAMONA, A., CUNNINGHAM, S., RUSHWORTH, G.F. and LESLIE, S.J. 2016. Urban vs rural STEMI patients; is there a difference? Presented at 2016 NHS Highland research, development and innovation annual conference, 25 Nov 2016, Inverness, UK.

Background: Timely access to reperfusion therapy for ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is vital. Every minute of delay costs 10 days of patient's life. Patients living in the rural Scottish highlands face a lot of challenges to optimum reper... Read More about Urban vs rural STEMI patients; is there a difference?.

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..

Influences on prescribing decision-making among non-medical prescribers in the United Kingdom: systematic review. (2016)
Journal Article
MCINTOSH, T., STEWART, D., FORBES-MCKAY, K., MCCAIG, D. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2016. Influences on prescribing decision-making among non-medical prescribers in the United Kingdom: systematic review. Family practice [online], 33(6), pages 572-579. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmw085

Suitably qualified non-medical healthcare professionals may now prescribe medicines. Prescribing decision-making can be complex and challenging; a number of influences have been identified among medical prescribers but little appears to be known abou... Read More about Influences on prescribing decision-making among non-medical prescribers in the United Kingdom: 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..

Healthcare professional and patient views, behaviours and experiences surrounding novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for the management of non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF): a systematic review protocol. [Protocol] (2016)
Other
STEWART, D., GENERALOVA, D., CUNNINGHAM, S., LESLIE, S., RUSHWORTH, G. and MCIVER, L. 2016. Healthcare professional and patient views, behaviours and experiences surrounding novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for the management of non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF): a systematic review protocol. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], item number CRD42016003840. Available from http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.asp?ID=CRD42016003840

While there is a wealth of evidence on aspects such as efficacy, effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and safety, there is less evidence on the use of NOACs in clinical practice. A scoping search of MEDLINE for the years 2007-2015 has identified a numbe... Read More about Healthcare professional and patient views, behaviours and experiences surrounding novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for the management of non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF): a systematic review protocol. [Protocol].

Green, amber, red: a study of the changing status of low priority 'green' patients in a clinical pharmacy patient 'triage' system. (2015)
Presentation / Conference
TURNER, N. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2015. Green, amber, red: a study of the changing status of low priority 'green' patients in a clinical pharmacy patient 'triage' system. Presented at the 44th European symposium on clinical pharmacy (ESCP 2015), 28-30 October 2015, Lisbon, Portugal.

Prescription for Excellence is a programme that maps the future of pharmacy in Scotland, highlighting the importance of access to clinical pharmacy services. Clinical pharmacy resources are limited and pharmaceutical care cannot be provided to all pa... Read More about Green, amber, red: a study of the changing status of low priority 'green' patients in a clinical pharmacy patient 'triage' system..

Support for community pharmacy-based alcohol interventions: a Scottish general public survey. (2015)
Journal Article
FITZGERALD, N., YOUNGSON, E., CUNNINGHAM, S., WATSON, M. and STEWART, D. 2015. Support for community pharmacy-based alcohol interventions: a Scottish general public survey. Public health [online], 129(11), pages 1431-1438. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2015.07.005

Background: Community pharmacy teams are recognised by health agencies as vital to increasing capacity in the provision of public health services. Public awareness and support of these services in general, and relating to safe alcohol consumption in... Read More about Support for community pharmacy-based alcohol interventions: a Scottish general public survey..

Healthcare professionals' perceptions of the facilitators and barriers to implementing electronic systems for the prescribing, dispensing and administration of medicines in hospitals: a systematic review. (2015)
Journal Article
HOGAN-MURPHY, D., TONNA, A., STRATH, A. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2015. Healthcare professionals' perceptions of the facilitators and barriers to implementing electronic systems for the prescribing, dispensing and administration of medicines in hospitals: a systematic review. European journal of hospital pharmacy [online], 22(6), pages 358-365. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/ejhpharm-2015-000722

Abstract Objective To identify, critically appraise, synthesise and present the available evidence on healthcare professionals' perceptions of the facilitators and barriers to implementing electronic prescribing, dispensing and/or administration of m... Read More about Healthcare professionals' perceptions of the facilitators and barriers to implementing electronic systems for the prescribing, dispensing and administration of medicines in hospitals: a systematic review..

Clinical pharmacist evaluation of medication inappropriateness in the emergency department of a teaching hospital in Malta. (2012)
Journal Article
WEST, L.M., CORDINA, M. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2012. Clinical pharmacist evaluation of medication inappropriateness in the emergency department of a teaching hospital in Malta. Pharmacy practice [online], 10(4), pages 181-187. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4321/S1886-36552012000400001

Appropriate prescribing remains an important priority in all medical areas of practice. Objective: The objective of this study was to apply a Medication Appropriateness Index (MAI) to identify issues of inappropriate prescribing amongst patients admi... Read More about Clinical pharmacist evaluation of medication inappropriateness in the emergency department of a teaching hospital in Malta..

Over-the-counter orlistat: early experiences, views and attitudes of community pharmacists in Great Britain. (2011)
Journal Article
WEIDMAN, A.E., CUNNINGHAM, S., GRAY, G., HANSFORD, D., MCLAY, J., BROOM, J. and STEWART, D. 2011. Over-the-counter orlistat: early experiences, views and attitudes of community pharmacists in Great Britain. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 33(4), pages 627-633. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-011-9516-z

Objectives of the study To describe community pharmacists early experiences, views and attitudes with over-the-counter orlistat, 9 months post legal re-classification from November 2009 to January 2010. Setting 13,200 (81%) randomly selected register... Read More about Over-the-counter orlistat: early experiences, views and attitudes of community pharmacists in Great Britain..

An exploration of Scottish community pharmacists' adoption of innovative services and products relating to minor ailment management. (2011)
Thesis
PAUDYAL, V. 2011. An exploration of Scottish community pharmacists' adoption of innovative services and products relating to minor ailment management. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research utilised mixed methodology to gain insight into community pharmacists adoption of medicines and services related to two key innovative policy interventions aimed at enhanced minor ailment management; namely the ongoing legal status recl... Read More about An exploration of Scottish community pharmacists' adoption of innovative services and products relating to minor ailment management..

Exploring and evaluating pharmacist prescribing. (2010)
Report
STEWART, D., CUNNINGHAM, S., DIACK, L., MCCAIG, D., MACLURE, K., BOND, C. and GEORGE, J. 2010. Exploring and evaluating pharmacist prescribing. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

This report describes in detail the research conducted by the 'Prescribing Research Group', supported by NES funding. Members of the group are listed on the front cover. Since inception date, this group has been highly active in the field of pharmacy... Read More about Exploring and evaluating pharmacist prescribing..