& Medicines Optimisation
Research activities are focused on improving systems of patient care, for example, the implementation of pharmacy-run medicines management clinics, the use of medicines optimisation approaches through complex interventions, connected health programmes, and new models of primary care delivery.
Research activities are focused on the nursing and residential home setting, but also extend to primary care, particularly in general practice and community pharmacy. Interventional, cross-sectional, epidemiological and qualitative work focus on the appropriateness of prescribing in chronic disease and polypharmacy, and evaluation of patterns of prescribing in care home residents with dementia as they approach end of life.
Research activities are focused on medication adherence in children using a range of direct adherence assessment tools, including remote direct observation of therapy and dried blood spot (DBS) sampling, linked with pharmacokinetic modelling.
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