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.
- Bhattacharya and Scott used behavioural determinants and their associated intervention components to develop a hospital deprescribing implementation framework (hDIF). Intervention components should be selected from the hDIF to provide a theory and evidence-based intervention tailored to hospital contexts.
- Considerable training activity (for Health Care professionals, pharmacists) and teaching innovations are developed within a grouping “Innovations in Pharmacy Education”.
This cluster is led by Prof Debi Bhattacharya and Prof David Wright
Prof Debi BhattacharyaProf Bhattacharya’s research expertise embraces intentional and unintentional medication non-adherence including the use of administration aids and the development of the role of PCT and community pharmacists. Prof Bhattacharya also specialises in the development of interventions informed by theoretical behaviour models.
Dr James DesboroughDr James Desborough's expertise lies in medication review and medicines management health services research focused on older people.
Dr Sion ScottDr Scott is a behavioural scientist and qualitative researcher focussed on healthcare practitioner and patient behaviour change to address translational gaps between the evidence-base and practice. Dr Scott is also involved in the development and evaluation of interventions to promote deprescribing of inappropriate medication, in the hospital setting.
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.
Prof David WrightProf Wright’s research investigates the care of older people and optimisation of drug therapy, particularly in those patients with swallowing difficulties. Prof Wrights’ work ranges from promoting the development of the role of the pharmacist in both primary and secondary care to medicines management in care homes.
Patient Care Group studies and projects