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

Support for existing and future practitioners. . Previous studies have involved the development and evaluation of novel teaching methods for undergraduates, development and evaluation of training materials for pharmacy staff providing advice on alcohol, and for pharmacists to improve their consultation skills, evaluation of training in behaviour change therapy and training Italian pharmacists to deliver MURs.

Staff involved

 

Current Projects

Integrating Community Pharmacy into the Urgent and Emergency Care Pathways

This work carried out by Dr Trudy Thomas and Mrs Linda Dodds, and funded by Health Education Kent Surrey Sussex, explored the number and nature of urgent care requests presented to community pharmacies, how they were managed and customer satisfaction.

'Walk in my Shoes’

This project, carried out in Lewisham CCG, in which community pharmacists and GPs changed places to learn what life is really like from the other side. It was evaluated by Dr Trudy Thomas, and led to PSNC offering a toolkit for others to develop a similar programme.

Community pharmacist public health services

As well as evaluating individual public health services, a national map of these services commissioned by local authorities in 2014/15 was created using Freedom of Information requests. Our studies have also researched the views of community pharmacists providing these services.

Pharmacy undergraduate education

Dr Tarlochan Gill leads the interprofessional education work within the School and is evaluating the programme through focus groups.

Other work within the School is investigating the sleep patterns of MPharm students and their association with academic performance, and the impact of didactic ‘Thinking School’ teaching methodology on student performance. These studies involve Dr Tarlochan Gill and Dr Gurprit Lall.

 

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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