Julie Brooks, Aston University
My project involves the establishment of a novel role for a pharmacist linking information from medicines supply to clinical patient care. There are three primary research questions:
Can a hospital pharmacist use real-time dispensing information to identify and subsequently review patients according to medication?
- Is a hospital clinical pharmacist able to provide an effective referral to a specialist medical team?
- Will the pharmacist ‘intelligent’ referral process increase patient’s access to a specialist psychiatric team within the secondary care setting, and will this lead to improvements in outcomes and length of stay?
This project ran from August 2013 to August 2015.