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  • An exploration of ehealth and digital literacy in pharmacy practice. 

    MacLure, Katie (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences., 2014-03)
    The aim of this research programme was to explore ehealth technology in pharmacy practice in Scotland and, by doing so, contribute original knowledge to this area. Strategists worldwide believe technology has the potential ...
  • An exploration of health professionals’ experiences of medicines management in elderly, hospitalised patients in Abu Dhabi. 

    Al Shemeili, Saeed Khamis; Klein, Susan; Strath, Alison; Fares, Saleh; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-015-0212-2, 2015-10-24)
    AL SHEMEILI, S., KLEIN, S., STRATH, A., FARES, S. and STEWART, D. 2015. An exploration of health professionals’ experiences of medicines management in elderly, hospitalised patients in Abu Dhabi. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 38(1), pages 107-118. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-015-0212-2
    Background Given the multiplicity of issues relating to medicines in the elderly, the structures and processes of medicines management should be clearly defined and described to optimise patient outcomes. There is a paucity ...
  • An exploration of key stakeholders' perspectives on the implementation of ehealth policy in community pharmacy in Scotland. 

    MacLure, Katie; Addison, Brian; Paudyal, Vibhu; Stewart, Derek C. (RPS2015 (Organisers), 2015-09-13)
    MACLURE, K., ADDISON, B., PAUDYAL, V. and STEWART, D. 2015. An exploration of key stakeholders' perspectives on the implementation of ehealth policy in community pharmacy in Scotland. Poster presented at the 2015 Royal Pharmaceutical Society annual conference (RPS2015), 13-14 September 2015, Birmingham, UK.
    Scotland's eHealth strategy promotes the use of information technology to 'improve communications across the healthcare team', which aligns with the quality strategy in placing the 'focus on outcomes and real benefits ...
  • An exploration of Scottish community pharmacists' adoption of innovative services and products relating to minor ailment management. 

    Paudyal, Vibhu (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2011-03)
    This research utilised mixed methodology to gain insight into community pharmacists’ adoption of medicines and services related to two key innovative policy interventions aimed at enhanced minor ailment management; namely ...
  • An exploratory study of the views of community pharmacy staff on the management of patients with undiagnosed skin problems. 

    Tucker, Rod; Stewart, Derek C. (Wiley https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12179, 2015-02-17)
    TUCKER, R. and STEWART, D. 2015. An exploratory study of the views of community pharmacy staff on the management of patients with undiagnosed skin problems. International journal of pharmacy practice [online], 23(6), pages 390-398. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12179
    Objective: The aim of this study was to explore pharmacist and medicine counter assistant (MCA) perceptions of community pharmacy management of patients presenting with symptomatic skin problems. Methods: The study ...
  • Exploring and evaluating pharmacist prescribing. 

    Stewart, Derek C.; Cunningham, Scott; Diack, Lesley; McCaig, Dorothy; MacLure, Katie; Bond, Christine; George, Johnson (Robert Gordon University, 2010-06-31)
    STEWART, D., CUNNINGHAM, S., DIACK, L., MCCAIG, D., MACLURE, K., BOND, C. and GEORGE, J. 2010. Exploring and evaluating pharmacist prescribing. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.
    This report describes in detail the research conducted by the 'Prescribing Research Group', supported by NES funding. Members of the group are listed on the front cover. Since inception date, this group has been highly ...
  • Exploring behavioural determinants relating to health professional reporting of medication errors: a qualitative study using the theoretical domains framework. 

    Alqubaisi, Mai; Tonna, Antonella P.; Strath, Alison; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00228-016-2054-9, 2016-04-11)
    ALQUBAISI, M., TONNA, A., STRATH, A. and STEWART, D. 2016. Exploring behavioural determinants relating to health professional reporting of medication errors: a qualitative study using the theoretical domains framework. European journal of clinical pharmacology [online], 72(7), pages 887-895. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00228-016-2054-9
    Purpose: Effective and efficient medication reporting processes are essential in promoting patient safety. Few qualitative studies have explored reporting of medication errors by health professionals and none have made ...
  • Exploring pharmacist prescribing in hospitals in Scotland, with a focus on antimicrobials. 

    Tonna, Antonella P. (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2011-07)
    This aim of the research was to explore pharmacist prescribing (PP) with a focus on antimicrobials, in hospitals in Scotland. A mixed-methods approach was used to collect, generate and synthesise data. A systematic ...
  • Exploring structures and processes of medicines management in elderly hospitalised patients in the United Arab Emirates. 

    Al Shemeili, Saeed Khamis (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2015-11)
    Given the complexity of medicines use in elderly patients, structures and processes of medicines management are key to deriving best outcomes. This research was conducted in hospitals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and ...
  • A focus group based study of the perspectives of the Maltese population and healthcare professionals on medication wastage. 

    West, Lorna Marie; Diack, Lesley; Cordina, Maria; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-016-0359-5, 2016-07-29)
    WEST, L.M., DIACK, L., CORDINA, M. and STEWART, D. 2016. A focus group based study of the perspectives of the Maltese population and healthcare professionals on medication wastage. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 38(5), pages 1241-1249. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-016-0359-5
    The World Health Organization states that globally more than half of all medication is inappropriately prescribed, dispensed or sold with a need to implement wastage reduction strategies. Developing processes which include ...
  • General practitioner views of an electronic high-risk medicine proforma to facilitate information transfer. 

    Rushworth, Gordon F.; Diack, Lesley; Rudd, Ian G.; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer Netherlands http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-014-0033-8, 2015-02)
    RUSHWORTH, G. F., DIACK, L., RUDD, I. G. and STEWART, D., 2015. General practitioner views of an electronic high-risk medicine proforma to facilitate information transfer. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 37 (1), pp 4-7.
    Background The potential of warfarin related harm is increased if clinicians lack the full patient specific information to make informed decisions—an e-proforma has been developed to communicate this information on hospital ...
  • The health and wellbeing of offshore workers: a narrative review of the published literature. 

    Gibson Smith, Kathrine Lesley; Paudyal, Vibhu; Stewart, Derek C.; Klein, Susan (Institute of Remote Health Care http://www.irhc.org.uk, 2015-07-01)
    GIBSON SMITH, K.L., PAUDYAL, V., STEWART, D. and KLEIN, S. 2015. The health and wellbeing of offshore workers: a narrative review of the published literature. Journal of the institute of remote healthcare [online], 6(2), pages 10-23. Available from: http://www.irhc.org.uk
    Recent developments within the offshore industry have highlighted the role that health and wellbeing plays in ensuring the safety and longevity of the offshore workforce. Developing an understanding of the overall health ...
  • 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] 

    Stewart, Derek C.; Generalova, Daria; Cunningham, Scott; Leslie, Stephen J.; Rushworth, Gordon F.; McIver, Laura (PROSPERO http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.asp?ID=CRD42016003840, 2016-02-23)
    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], 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 ...
  • Hospital discharge information communication and prescribing errors: a narrative literature overview. 

    Mills, Pamela Ruth; Weidmann, Anita Elaine; Stewart, Derek C. (BMJ Publishing Group http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/ejhpharm-2015-000677, 2015-06-10)
    MILLS, P.R., WEIDMANN, A.E. and STEWART, D. 2016. Hospital discharge information communication and prescribing errors: a narrative literature overview. European journal of hospital pharmacy [online], 23(1), pages 3-10. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/ejhpharm-2015-000677
    Objectives - To provide a narrative overview of the literature on discharge information communication and medicines discharge prescribing error rate in the UK and other similar healthcare systems. Methods - A narrative ...
  • Hospital electronic prescribing and medicines administration system implementation into a district general hospital: a mixed method evaluation of discharge communication. 

    Mills, Pamela Ruth (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social Care. School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences., 2016-01)
    MILLS, P.R. 2016. Hospital electronic prescribing and medicines administration system implementation into a district general hospital: a mixed method evaluation of discharge communication. Robert Gordon University, DPP thesis.
    Hospital electronic prescribing and medicines administration (HEPMA) system implementation is advocated by national e-health strategies to produce patient safety benefits. No previous study has evaluated HEPMA implementation ...
  • Implementing formulary recommendations in primary care: effect on patient outcomes. 

    Stewart, Derek C. (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 1998-02)
    This research aimed to measure the effect on health outcomes of implementing selected recommendations of the Grampian Joint Drug Formulary in primary care. Antibiotics used in the treatment of uncomplicated lower urinary ...
  • Incidence, nature and causes of medication errors in hospitalised patients in Middle Eastern countries: a systematic review protocol. [Protocol] 

    Thomas, Binny; Pallivalappia, Abdul Rouf; Al Hail, Moza; El Kassem, Wessam; Al Saad, Doua; Singh, Rajvir; Stewart, Derek C.; Paudyal, Vibhu; MacLure, Katie; McLay, James S. (PROSPERO https://dx.doi.org/10.15124/CRD42015019693, 2015-04-21)
    THOMAS, B., ROUF, P.A., AL HAIL, M., EL KASSEM, W., AL SAAD, D., SINGH, R., STEWART, D., PAUDYAL, V., MACLURE, K. and MCLAY, J. 2015. Incidence, nature and causes of medication errors in hospitalised patients in Middle Eastern countries: a systematic review protocol. Protocol. PROSPERO [online], CRD42015019693. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.15124/CRD42015019693
    The review will consider studies, which focus on errors in hospitalised patients (of any age or speciality) in any of the countries of the Middle East. Studies of hospital practitioners (or other key stakeholders) which ...
  • Influences on prescribing decision-making among non-medical prescribers in the United Kingdom: systematic review. 

    McIntosh, Trudi; Stewart, Derek C.; Forbes-McKay, Katrina; McCaig, Dorothy; Cunningham, Scott (Oxford University Press http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmw085, 2016-08-20)
    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], Advanced Access. Available from: http://dx.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 ...
  • An investigation of the structures and processes of pharmacist prescribing in Great Britain: a mixed methods approach. 

    Dapar, Maxwell Patrick (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2012-01)
    The aim of this research was to investigate the structures and processes of pharmacist prescribing in Great Britain, focusing on primary care settings. A ‘sequential-mixed methods’ was employed in the conduct of the ...
  • A mixed methods investigation into aspects of medication wastage in Malta. 

    West, Lorna Marie (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2015-03)
    Reducing medication wastage is a paramount objective in promoting appropriate utilisation of finite resources and preventing negative consequences. The aim of this research was to investigate aspects of medication wastage ...