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  • 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 ...
  • Future perspectives on nonmedical prescribing. 

    Stewart, Derek C.; Jebara, Tesnime; Cunningham, Scott; Awaisu, Ahmed; Pallivalapila, Abdulrouf; MacLure, Katie (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/2042098617693546, 2017-02-01)
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Guidance to manage inappropriate polypharmacy in older people: systematic review and future developments. 

    Stewart, Derek C.; Mair, Alpana; Wilson, Martin; Kardas, Przemyslaw; Lewek, Pawel; Alonso, Albert; McIntosh, Jennifer; MacLure, Katie; SIMPATHY Consortium (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/14740338.2017.1265503, 2016-12-04)
    STEWART, D., MAIR, A., WILSON, M., KARDAS, P., LEWEK, P., ALONSO, A., MCINTOSH, J., MACLURE, K. and SIMPATHY Consortium. 2017. Guidance to manage inappropriate polypharmacy in older people: systematic review and future developments. Expert opinion on drug safety [online], 16(2), pages 203-213. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14740338.2017.1265503
    Introduction: Single disease state led evidence-based guidelines do not provide sufficient coverage of issues of multimorbidities, with the cumulative impact of recommendations often resulting in overwhelming medicines ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hospital electronic prescribing system implementation impact on discharge information communication and prescribing errors: a before and after study. 

    Mills, Pamela Ruth; Weidmann, Anita Elaine; Stewart, Derek C.
    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], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00228-017-2274-7
    Purpose The study aimed to test the hypothesis that hospital electronic prescribing and medicine administration system (HEPMA) implementation impacted patient discharge letter quality, nature and frequency of prescribing ...
  • 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; Abdul Rouf, Pallivalappila; 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., ABDUL ROUF, P., 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], 33(6), pages 572-579. 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 ...
  • A mixed methods investigation of behavioural determinants relating to medication error reporting by health professionals in the United Arab Emirates. 

    Alqubaisi, Mai (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2016-11-01)
    ALQUBAISI, M.M. 2016. A mixed methods investigation of behavioural determinants relating to medication error reporting by health professionals in the United Arab Emirates. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of medication error reporting is key to enhancing patient safety. The aim of this research was to explore medication error reporting in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), examining ...
  • A modified Delphi study of structures and processes related to medicines management for elderly hospitalised patients in the United Arab Emirates. 

    Al Shemeili, Saeed Khamis; Klein, Susan; Strath, Alison; Fares, Saleh; Stewart, Derek C. (Wiley https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jep.12542, 2016-04-08)
    AL SHEMEILI, S., KLEIN, S., STRATH, A., FARES, S. and STEWART, D. 2016. A modified Delphi study of structures and processes related to medicines management for elderly hospitalised patients in the United Arab Emirates. Journal of evaluation in clinical practice [online], 22(5), pages 781-791. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jep.12542.
    The structures and processes around the management of medicines for elderly, hospitalized patients are ill defined. This study aimed to determine consensus related to strategic and operational approaches in the United Arab ...
  • National Health Service healthcare staff experience and practices regarding complementary and alternative medicine: an online survey. 

    Jones, Jenny; Rayner, Suzanne; Logue, Shona; Imray, Elizabeth; Stewart, Derek C.; Leslie, Stephen J. (MEDCRAVE https://doi.org/10.15406/ijcam.2017.05.00159, 2017-02-16)
    JONES, J., RAYNER, S., LOGUE, S., IMRAY, E., STEWART, D. and LESLIE, S.J. 2017. National Health Service healthcare staff experience and practices regarding complementary and alternative medicine: an online survey. International journal of complementary and alternative medicine [online], 5(4), article ID 00159. Available from: https://doi.org/10.15406/ijcam.2017.05.00159.
    The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasing. The most common reported reason for CAM use is dissatisfaction with conventional healthcare. Several studies have reported factors influencing CAM usage ...
  • Nicorandil, gastrointestinal adverse drug reactions and ulcerations: a systematic review. 

    Pisano, Umberto; Deosaran, Jordanna; Leslie, Stephen J.; Rushworth, Gordon F.; Stewart, Derek C.; Ford, Ian; Watson, Angus (Springer http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12325-016-0294-9, 2016-02-09)
    PISANO, U., DEOSARAN, J., LESLIE, S.J., RUSHWORTH, G.F., STEWART, D., FORD, I. and WATSON, A.J.M. 2016. Nicorandil, gastrointestinal adverse drug reactions and ulcerations: a systematic review. Advances in therapy [online], 33(3), pages 320-344. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12325-016-0294-9
    Introduction - Nicorandil is a popular anti-anginal drug in Europe and Japan. Apart from some common adverse drug reactions (ADR), its safety is satisfactory. Several reports have suggested a link between nicorandil, ...
  • Non-medical prescribing versus medical prescribing for acute and chronic disease management in primary and secondary care. [Protocol] 

    Weeks, Greg; George, Johnson; MacLure, Katie; Stewart, Derek C. (Cochrane Collaboration https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD011227, 2014-07-22)
    WEEKS, G., GEORGE, J., MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2014. Non-medical prescribing versus medical prescribing for acute and chronic disease management in primary and secondary care. [Protocol]. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], Issue 7, article number CD011227. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD011227
    This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: To assess the clinical, economic and humanistic health outcomes of non-medical prescribing for managing acute and chronic health ...
  • Non-medical prescribing versus medical prescribing for acute and chronic disease management in primary and secondary care. [Review] 

    Weeks, Greg; George, Johnson; MacLure, Katie; Stewart, Derek C. (Cochrane Collaboration https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD011227.pub2, 2014-07-22)
    WEEKS, G., GEORGE, J., MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2016. Non-medical prescribing versus medical prescribing for acute and chronic disease management in primary and secondary care. [Review]. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], Issue 11, article number CS011227. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD011227.pub2
    The aim of this Cochrane review was to find out if prescribing by health professionals other than doctors delivers comparable outcomes to prescribing by doctors. Cochrane researchers collected and analysed all relevant ...