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Is there a role for the pharmacist in screening for metabolic syndrome? (2020)
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MOUSTAFA, R., PRABHU, K.S., STEWART, D., RAYAN, C., ABDEL AZIZ, H., EL EDRISI, M., IZHAM, M., JOCHEBETH, A., KUTTIKRISHNAN, S., O'CONNOR, A., YOUNG, M., STEINHOFF, M., UDDIN, S. and TONNA, A. 2020. Is there a role for the pharmacist in screening for metabolic syndrome? Presented at the 25th European Association of Hospital Pharmacists congress (EAHP 2020): hospital pharmacy 5.0: the future of patient care, 25-27 March 2020, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Evidence for a pharmacist role in the screening of MetS has been shown to be effective in at risk populations. Despite migrants being an at risk group for the development of MetS, no literature has described screening of migrants by pharmacists. The... Read More about Is there a role for the pharmacist in screening for metabolic syndrome?.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An exploration of factors influencing health managers' acceptance of eHealth services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (2019)
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ALSHAHRANI, A., STEWART, D. and MACLURE, K. 2019. An exploration of factors influencing health managers' acceptance of eHealth services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Presented at the 2019 Health services research and pharmacy practice conference (HSRPP 2019), 8-9 April 2019, Birmingham, UK.

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is a country with one of the largest land masses and difficult geographical terrain in the Middle East. The accessibility of advanced health services, especially for people in rural areas, has been considered one of the... Read More about An exploration of factors influencing health managers' acceptance of eHealth services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia..

General public awareness and views of community pharmacy in Scotland: the 'first port of call' study. (2019)
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MACLURE, K., CRAIG, G., BOYTER, A., MACLURE, A., POWER, A., OSPREY, A., MCGREGOR, A. and STEWART, D. 2019 General public awareness and views of community pharmacy services in Scotland: the 'first port of call' study. Presented at the 2019 Health services research and pharmacy practice conference (HSRPP 2019), 8-9 April 2019, Birmingham, UK.

The recently published ‘Achieving Excellence in Pharmaceutical Care: a Strategy for Scotland’ urges community pharmacy (CP) to make itself the ‘first port of call’ for healthcare advice. The aim of this research is to explore the Scottish general pub... Read More about General public awareness and views of community pharmacy in Scotland: the 'first port of call' study..

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

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

A chronological review of Scotland's policies and strategic priorities for implementation of pharmacy-related technologies. (2019)
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MCNELLIS, A., MACLURE, K., STEWART, D. and MCANAW, J. 2019. A chronological review of Scotland's policies and strategic priorities for implementation of pharmacy-related technologies. Presented at the 25th Health services research and pharmacy practice conference (HSRPP 2019): crossing cultural boundaries; optimising communications for future care, 8-9 April 2019, Birmingham, UK.

National strategies across the world have highlighted the need for improving technology in healthcare. This study aims to summarise the goals and intentions of the Scottish Government and evaluate implementation.

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

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

General public awareness and views of community pharmacy services in Scotland: the 'first port of call' study. (2018)
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MACLURE, K., CRAIG, G., BOYTER, A., MACLURE, A., POWER, A., OSPREY, A., MCGREGOR, A. and STEWART, D. 2018. General public awareness and views of community pharmacy services in Scotland: the 'first port of call' study. Presented at the 47th European symposium on clinical pharmacy (ESCP 2018): personalised pharmacy care, 24-26 October 2018, Belfast, UK.

Background: The recently published 'Achieving Excellence in Pharmaceutical Care: a Strategy for Scotland' urges community pharmacy (CP) to make itself the 'first port of call' for healthcare advice. Purpose: To explore the Scottish general public's a... Read More about General public awareness and views of community pharmacy services in Scotland: the 'first port of call' study..

An evaluation of mental health clinical pharmacist prescribers within primary care medical practices in NHS Highland. (2018)
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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 47th European symposium on clinical pharmacy: personalised pharmacy care, 24-26 October 2018, Belfast, 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..

A multi-perspective evaluation of specialist mental health clinical pharmacist prescribers practising withing general practices in NHS Highland. (2018)
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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..

General public awareness of community pharmacy services in Scotland: the 'first port of call' study. (2018)
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MACLURE, K., CRAIG, G., BOYTER, A., MACLURE, A., POWER, A., OSPREY, A., MCGREGOR, A. and STEWART, D. 2018. General public awareness and views of community pharmacy services in Scotland: the 'first port of call' study. Presented at 78th International Federation of Pharmacists (FIP) world pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences congress 2018 (FIP 2018), 2-6 September 2018, Glasgow, UK.

Background: The recently published 'Achieving Excellence in Pharmaceutical Care: a Strategy for Scotland' urges community pharmacy (CP) to make itself the 'first port of call' for healthcare advice. Purpose: To explore the Scottish general public's a... Read More about General public awareness of community pharmacy services in Scotland: the 'first port of call' study..

An evaluation of mental health clinical pharmacist prescribers within primary care medical practices in NHS Highland. (2018)
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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..

Technology-enabled pharmaceutical care in NHS Highland: equality of access to remote populations. (2018)
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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..

Exploring the role of pharmacy teams in Scottish GP practice: an interim analysis. (2018)
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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..

Development of a tool to support community pharmacy engagement with patients who may be homeless. (2018)
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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..

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)
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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..

Scottish adherence to antihypertensive medication in the elderly: promoting evidence-based community pharmacy services. (2017)
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MACLURE, K., CRAIG, G., POWER, A., PEDDIE, S., OSPREY, A., BOYTER, A., COUSINS, G., MACLURE, A. and STEWART, D. 2017. Scottish adherence to antihypertensive medication in the elderly: promoting evidence-based community pharmacy services. 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: Detection and treatment of hypertension continues to be a major public health challenge affecting between 30 and 45% of the general population, increasing steeply with age. Many studies have shown the benefit of antihyperten... Read More about Scottish adherence to antihypertensive medication in the elderly: promoting evidence-based community pharmacy services..