Pharmacy practice research group
Read more about our research below
The Pharmacy Practice Division comprises thirteen pharmacists, of whom six have an active clinical role working in primary and secondary care. The majority of staff provide research informed teaching on clinical therapeutics, with some staff also being research active in fields of education, service improvement and better use of medicines, where we have active DPharm and PhD students.
The practice group works closely with the Drug Safety Research Unit (DSRU) at Burseldon, Hampshire, an associate college of the University of Portsmouth, collaborating with clinicians, pharmacists and scientists to apply their expertise in post-marketing surveillance to a range of shared research topics at Masters level. The unit produces world-class research into the safety of marketed medicines through the application of a variety of pharmacovigilance techniques including prescription event monitoring.
There are partnerships for research and innovation with the Wessex Academic Health Science Network on medicines optimisation, and Wessex ARC on deprescribing.
Emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants, inequitable vaccine distribution, and implications for COVID-19 control in sub-Saharan Africa
Murewanhema, G., Dzinamarira, T., Chingombe, I., Mapingure, M. P., Mukwenha, S., Chitungo, I., Herrera, H., Madziva, R., Ngwenya, S. & Musuka, G. N., 10 Mar 2022, In: COVID. 2, 3, p. 341-349
Madziva, R., Murewanhema, G., Musuka, G., Mapingure, M. P., Chingombe, I., Herrera, H., Chiyaka, E. T. & Dzinamarira, T., 1 Jun 2022, In: Public Health in Practice. 3, 2 p., 100236.
Characterising risk of non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory drug related acute kidney injury: a retrospective cohort study
Lin, S. X., Phillips, T., Culliford, D., Edwards, C., Holroyd, C., Ibrahim, K., Barrett, R., Howard, C., Johnson, R., Adams, J., Stammers, M., Rischin, A., Rutter, P., Barnes, N., Roderick, P. & Fraser, S. D., 1 Mar 2022, In: BJGP Open. 6, 1, 11 p., BJGPO.2021.0208.
Persistently normal blood tests in patients taking methotrexate for RA or azathioprine for IBD: a retrospective cohort study
Fraser, S. D., Lin, S. X., Stammers, M., Culliford, D., Ibrahim, K., Barrett, R., Howard, C., Johnson, R., Barnes, N., Batchelor, J., Holroyd, C., Adams, J., Rischin, A., Roderick, P., Rutter, P. & Edwards, C., 1 Jul 2022, In: British Journal of General Practice (BJGP). 72, 720, p. e528-e537
Rutter, P. M., Harrison, T. & Mills, L., 1 Feb 2022, In: Pharmaceutical Journal. 308, 7958, 11 p.
Price versus clinical guidelines in primary care statin prescribing: a retrospective cohort study and cost simulation model
Ortiz De Zarate, M., Mentazakis, E., Fraser, S. D. S., Roderick, P., Rutter, P. & Ornaghi, C., 1 Mar 2022, In: Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 115, 3, p. 100-111 12 p.
We are involved in a number of funded studies, including:
- REVERSE - Looking at self-care in pre-hypertension
- MODIFY - Looking at how best to deprescribe medicines in a multi professional environment
- DECISIONS - Looking at improving stroke care pathways
- MICROGUIDE-2 - Looking at improving antibiotic prescribing
- INCUBATOR - Looking at clinical academic pathways for pharmacists
Other studies and collaborations include:
- REDUCE Carbon study - Looking at 'green' inhaler choices
- Pharmaceuticals and the environment
- Clinical decision making
PhD/DPharm projects cover a wide range of topics and include:
- Patient decision aids in gout and heart failure
- Use of IT to support hypertension management
- Muslim beliefs around medicine taking