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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..

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..

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

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

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

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

Offshore workers and health behaviour change: an exploration using the Theoretical Domains Framework. (2018)
Journal Article
GIBSON SMITH, K., PAUDYAL, V., QUINN, F., KLEIN, S. and STEWART, D. 2018. Offshore workers and health behaviour change: an exploration using the Theoretical Domains Framework. International maritime health [online], 69(4), pages 248-256. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5603/IMH.2018.0040

Background: Previous research has identified the importance of promoting behaviour change within the offshore workforce. This qualitative study sought to: identify self-care behaviours perceived to require behaviour change within the offshore workfor... Read More about Offshore workers and health behaviour change: an exploration using the Theoretical Domains Framework..

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..

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..

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..

Development of a tool to support community pharmacy engagement with patients who may be homeless. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
MACLURE, K., GIBSON SMITH, K., PAUDYAL, V. and STEWART, D. 2018. Development of a tool to support community pharmacy engagement with patients who may be homeless. Presented at the 78th International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) world congress of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences (FIP 2018), 2-6 September 2018, Glasgow, UK.

Background: Homelessness remains a global public health concern. A prior survey indicated the need for pharmacist training and coverage of the topic of homelessness around minimising impact of medicines use, referring for social support, confidence i... Read More about Development of a tool to support community pharmacy engagement with patients who may be homeless..

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 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..

Health, self-care and the offshore workforce: opportunities for behaviour change interventions, an epidemiological survey. (2018)
Journal Article
GIBSON SMITH, K., PAUDYAL, V., KLEIN, S. and STEWART, D. 2018. Health, self-care and the offshore workforce: opportunities for behaviour change interventions, an epidemiological survey. Rural and remote health [online], 18(2), article number 4319. Available from: https://doi.org/10.22605/RRH4319

Introduction: The high risk nature of offshore work and inherent occupational hazards necessitate that offshore workers engage in behaviours that promote health and wellbeing. The survey aimed to assess offshore workers' health, self-care, quality of... Read More about Health, self-care and the offshore workforce: opportunities for behaviour change interventions, an epidemiological survey..

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..

Supporting shared decision-making and people's understanding of medicines: an exploration of the acceptability and comprehensibility of patient information. (2017)
Journal Article
GIBSON SMITH, K., BOOTH, J.L., STEWART, D., PFLEGER, S., MCIVER, L. and MACLURE, K. 2017. Supporting shared decision-making and people's understanding of medicines: an exploration of the acceptability and comprehensibility of patient information. Pharmacy practice [online], 15(4), article number 1082. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18549/PharmPract.2017.04.1082

Background: Patient information may assist in promoting shared decision-making, however it is imperative that the information presented is comprehensible and acceptable to the target audience. Objective: This study sought to explore the acceptability... Read More about Supporting shared decision-making and people's understanding of medicines: an exploration of the acceptability and comprehensibility of patient information..

A modified Delphi study to determine the level of consensus across the European Union on the structures, processes and desired outcomes of the management of polypharmacy in older people. (2017)
Journal Article
STEWART, D., GIBSON-SMITH, K., MACLURE, K., MAIR, A., ALONSO, A., CODINA, C., CITTADINI, A., FERNANDEZ-LLIMOS, F., FLEMING, G., GENNIMATA, D., GILLESPIE, U., HARRISON, C., JUNIUS-WALKER, U., KARDAS, P., KEMPEN, T., KINNEAR, M., LEWEK, P., MALVA, J., MCINTOSH, J., SCULLIN, C. and WIESE, B. 2017. A modified Delphi study to determine the level of consensus across the European Union on the structures, processes and desired outcomes of the management of polypharmacy in older people. PLOS one [online], 12(11), e0188348. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0188348

Background:- Inappropriate use of multiple medicines (inappropriate polypharmacy) is a major challenge in older people with consequences of increased prevalence and severity of adverse drug reactions and interactions, and reduced medicines adherence.... Read More about A modified Delphi study to determine the level of consensus across the European Union on the structures, processes and desired outcomes of the management of polypharmacy in older people..

Pharmacists' training, experiences and behaviours in managing homeless patients. (2017)
Presentation / Conference
PAUDYAL, V., GIBSON-SMITH, K., MACLURE, K., FORBES-MCKAY, K., BUCHANAN, C., WILSON, L., RADLEY, A. and STEWART, D. 2017. Pharmacists' training, experiences and behaviours in managing homeless patients. Presented at the 46th European symposium on clinical pharmacy: science meets practice: towards evidence-based clinical pharmacy services, 9-11 October 2017, Heidelberg, Germany.

Community pharmacists are well-situated to offer proactive and opportunistic support and advice to the homeless. The aim of this research was to investigate pharmacists' training, experiences and behaviours in managing homeless patients. A questionna... Read More about Pharmacists' training, experiences and behaviours in managing homeless patients..

Types of clinical outcomes and methods for their assessment in the evaluation of pharmacist-led management of minor ailments: a systematic review. (2016)
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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.