Research in Patient Care and Pharmacy Practice cluster is supported by several important multi-institutional grants such as NIHR (Care Homes Independent Pharmacist Prescribing Service (CHIPPS) and recently awarded CompreHensive geriAtRician-led MEdication Review (CHARMER) spanning across different faculties at UEA, other UK institutions and NNUH). The cluster’s work also includes considerable training initiatives, including Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacist Programme (ca. £1M) funded by High-Education East of England.
- Twigg, along with the international team of researchers, identified patterns of medications use in pregnancy from a multinational perspective, with emphasis on type of medication utilised and indication for use.
- Considerable training activity (for Health Care professionals, pharmacists) and teaching innovations are developed within a grouping “Innovations in Pharmacy Education”.
Dr James DesboroughDr James Desborough's expertise lies in medication review and medicines management health services research focused on older people.
Dr Michael TwiggDr Twigg’s research encompasses the development of the role of the community pharmacist in managing and supporting patients with long term conditions and the development and evaluation of pharmacist consultation skills. Dr Twigg also conducts qualitative research on patients' and healthcare professionals' perception of the role of the pharmacist in primary care.
Patient Care Group studies and projects