Primary care nursing
End of Life Care Research Programme in the School of Nursing and Midwifery led by Dr Alistair Hewison is focussed on service design and improvement in end of life care, decision making, measures of quality, and bereavement care, and is developing further areas of research with a focus on primary care settings. The group are continuing to develop further areas of research with a focus on primary care settings.
End of Life Care Research Programme page
Pharmacy in primary care
There is a wide range of primary care based pharmacy research. This includes Dr Vibhu Paudyal and Mrs Parbir Jagpal research on homelessness and health and also the management of minor ailments. There is also research into Pharmacist led interventions in community pharmacy and primary care, and increasing medication adherence to improve treatment and patient outcomes led by Dr Asma Yahyouche and Dr Zahraa Jalal, and drug safety and medication errors led by Dr Anthony Cox.
Finally there is continuing work exploring pharmacist-led services for prevention and management of long term conditions both in the community and in general practice led by Dr Zahraa Jalal and Dr Muhammad Hadi.
The role of receptionists and support staff
A range of non-clinical staff are essential members of the practice team including practice managers, receptionists, administrators and IT technicians. Their roles and responsibilities are evolving with the changing landscape of primary care and there is an increasing awareness of the pivotal function they perform in ensuring the quality and safety of Primary care. Research in this area is led by Dr Ian Litchfield and Professor Sheila Greenfield.