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Hospital electronic prescribing system implementation impact on discharge information communication and prescribing errors: a before and after study. (2017)
Journal Article
MILLS, P., WEIDMANN, A.E. and STEWART, D. 2017. Hospital electronic prescribing system implementation impact on discharge information communication and prescribing errors: a before and after study. European journal of clinical pharmacology [online], 73(10), pages 1279-1286. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00228-017-2274-7

The study aimed to test the hypothesis that hospital electronic prescribing and medicine administration (HEPMA) system implementation impacted patient discharge letter quality, and the nature and frequency of prescribing errors. A quasi experimental... Read More about Hospital electronic prescribing system implementation impact on discharge information communication and prescribing errors: a before and after study..

What supports hospital pharmacist prescribing in Scotland? A mixed methods, exploratory sequential study. (2017)
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FISHER, J., KINNEAR, M., REID, F., SOUTER, C. and STEWART, D. 2018. What supports hospital pharmacist prescribing in Scotland? A mixed methods, exploratory sequential study. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], 14(5), pages 488-497. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.06.007

While approximately half of all qualified hospital pharmacist independent prescribers (PIPs) in Scotland are active prescribers, there are major differences in prescribing activity across geographical areas. This study aimed to explore, through focus... Read More about What supports hospital pharmacist prescribing in Scotland? A mixed methods, exploratory sequential study..

An exploratory study of community pharmacist diagnosis and management of dermatitis and acne. (2017)
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TUCKER, R.P., MACLURE, K., PAUDYAL, V., LAYTON, A.M., BEWLEY, A. and STEWART, D. 2017. An exploratory study of community pharmacist diagnosis and management of dermatitis and acne. Selfcare [online], 8(2), pages 1-10. Available from: http://selfcarejournal.com/article/exploratory-study-community-pharmacist-diagnosis-management-dermatitis-acne/

BACKGROUND: Dermatitis and acne account for a large number of general practitioner appointments yet are amenable to treatment with products available to purchase from community pharmacies. OBJECTIVES: 1. The clinical appropriateness of community phar... Read More about An exploratory study of community pharmacist diagnosis and management of dermatitis and acne..

The behaviors and experiences of the community pharmacy team on the provision of multi-compartment compliance aids. (2017)
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STEWART, D., MCDONALD, C., MACLEOD, J., MACLURE, K., GRAY, G. and MCINTOSH, T. 2018. The behaviors and experiences of the community pharmacy team on the provision of multi-compartment compliance aids. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], 14(4) pages 347-355. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.04.004

Background - Multi-compartment compliance aids (MCAs) are repackaging systems for solid dosage form medicines. Acknowledging the lack of evidence that MCAs improve adherence or clinical outcomes, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has expressed concern... Read More about The behaviors and experiences of the community pharmacy team on the provision of multi-compartment compliance aids..

A qualitative study of determinants of patient behaviour leading to an infection related hospital admission. (2017)
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TONNA, A.P., WEIDMANN, A.E., LAING, R.B.S., TONNA, I., MACARTNEY, G.M., PAUDYAL, V. and STEWART, D. 2017. A qualitative study of determinants of patient behaviour leading to an infection related hospital admission. Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh [online], 47(1), pages 40-46. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4997/JRCPE.2017.109

Objective: To describe and understand the determinants of patients' behaviours surrounding admission to hospital for an acute infective episode. Method: Patients admitted to the infection or acute medicine admission units of a major Scottish teaching... Read More about A qualitative study of determinants of patient behaviour leading to an infection related hospital admission..

When you are homeless, you are not thinking about your medication, but your food, shelter or heat for the night: behavioural determinants of homeless patients' adherence to prescribed medicines. (2017)
Journal Article
PAUDYAL, V., MACLURE, K., BUCHANAN, C., WILSON, L., MACLEOD, J. and STEWART, D. 2017. When you are homeless, you are not thinking about your medication, but your food, shelter or heat for the night: behavioural determinants of homeless patients' adherence to prescribed medicines. Public health [online], 148, pages 1-8. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2017.03.002

Objectives This study aimed to explore behavioural determinants of homeless patients' adherence to prescribed medicines using Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF). Study design A qualitative study using semi-structured, face-to-face interviews. Method... Read More about When you are homeless, you are not thinking about your medication, but your food, shelter or heat for the night: behavioural determinants of homeless patients' adherence to prescribed medicines..

Antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections: a mixed-methods study of patient experiences of non-medical prescriber management. (2017)
Journal Article
COURTENAY, M., ROWBOTHAM, S., LIM, R., DESLANDES, R., HODSON, K., MACLURE, K., PETERS, S. and STEWART, D. 2017. Antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections: a mixed-methods study of patient experiences of non-medical prescriber management. BMJ open [online], 7(3), e013515. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013515

Objective: To (1) explore patients' expectations and experiences of nurse and pharmacist non-medical prescriber-led management of respiratory tract infections (RTIs), (2) examine whether patient expectations for antibiotics affect the likelihood of r... Read More about Antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections: a mixed-methods study of patient experiences of non-medical prescriber management..

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)
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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. (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.

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..

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?.

Influences on prescribing decision-making among non-medical prescribers in the United Kingdom: systematic review. (2016)
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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

Background - 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... 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 d... 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. (2016)
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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..

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)
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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..

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..