Clinical and Professional Practice

Pharmacists have two key functions which serve the public - ensuring best use of medicines and supporting improvements in health. Our research encompasses both these functions by exploring the impact of using medicines, ways of enhancing medicines use and of improving public health, with a focus on cardiovascular and related diseases, mental health and neurological conditions. We underpin this by providing and evaluating the educational and other support needed by current and future practising pharmacists.

To find out more about our research and current projects follow the links below.

CPP research areas cardio-vascular support optimisation health safety use services

Medicines safety is important for both patients and the public. Our work in this area includes studies enabling the public to identify and report Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) and medicines at the interface between secondary and primary care.

Staff involved

Current Projects

Information on Medicines

Work in Thailand involving Prof Janet Krska has demonstrated the urgent need for Patient Information Leaflets to be made available to patients when supplied with medicines. At present there is no requirement for these to be produced or provided in Thailand for medicines prescribed by doctors. Studies to date have evaluated existing information available for Thai patients, explored their information needs, sought the views of hospital pharmacists and consultants in providing medicines information and evaluated Patient Information Leaflets including user-testing. A scoping review of the literature in Asia and African countries on medicine information is ongoing.

Evaluation of medicines reconciliation services provided by hospital pharmacists

This large project involves 30 acute hospitals in England, studying the different extent to which medicines reconciliation is needed in different specialities, led by Linda Dodds.


27th June 2016

“Walk in my Shoes” - MSoP evaluates Pharmacy and GP Relationships

In 2015 Medway School of Pharmacy (MSoP) was invited to evaluate NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)'s, 'Walk in my Shoes' programme. The final report produced by MSoP’s Dr Trudy Thomas and PhD student, Michelle Cashin-Cox has contributed to the CCG being successfully shortlisted for a prestigious HSJ Patient Safety 2016 award in the Improving Safety in Primary Care Category. ...

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