Professor Jamie Coleman MBChB, MA (Med Ed), MD, FCRP (UK), FBPhS

Professor Jamie Coleman

Institute of Clinical Sciences
Director of Physician Associate Studies / MBChB Year 5 Academic Lead
Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Medical Education

Contact details

Address
Institute of Clinical Sciences
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Jamie Coleman is Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Medical Education within the School of Medicine in the Institute of Clinical Sciences. He is currently Deputy Programme Director and Phase 2 Lead of the MBChB programme, Therapeutics Lead for the BDS Dentistry course, and a senior clinical examiner for Year 5 of the MBChB in Medicine and Therapeutics. He is programme lead for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education for Health Professionals within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences. He also chairs the National Prescribing Skills Assessment Board, is a member of the Pharmacovigilance Expert Advisory Group of the MHRA, is the WMAHSN Clinical Lead for Drug Safety and Medicines Optimisation, is deputy chair of the specialist advisory committee for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics in the UK, and is associate editor of the Postgraduate Medical Journal.

His research programme covers adverse drug reactions, patient safety, clinical decision support systems and, in particular, electronic prescribing, for which he is nationally recognised. He previously led a multi-method applied health research team investigating information technology and safety, funded by the NIHR Collaborations in Applied Health Research and Social Care (CLAHRC) scheme, and is currently co-principal investigator on an NIHR-funded programme grant investigating the implementation and adoption of hospital electronic prescribing systems in England. Jamie has previously worked on a national basis for the National Programme for Information Technology and now is a clinical lead at UHBFT for electronic prescribing. Much of his research interests revolve around elements of prescribing safety and the analysis of routinely collected prescription data from both primary and secondary care. He supervises a number of PhD, MD and PharmD students within his relevant research areas.

He maintains a strong interest in educational research and works with colleagues in the School of Medicine and the School of Education in the University on several projects in undergraduate medical education and inter-professional learning. Jamie has also been instrumental in the establishment of SCRIPT, a suite of e-learning modules to develop and maintain professional knowledge and competence in prescribing and therapeutics. 

Qualifications

  • MBChB Birmingham 1999
  • Membership to the Royal College of Physicians 2002
  • MD Birmingham 2009
  • MA (Medical Education) 2009
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians 2014
  • Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society 2014

Teaching

  • MBChB Deputy Programme Director
  • Year 3 Lead MBChB
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education for Health Professionals Course Director
  • Physicians’ Associates General Medicine and Therapeutics
  • Msc Toxicology (Bio Sciences), MSc Blood Sciences, MSc Genomic Medicine
  • Postgraduate courses in cardiovascular medicine
  • BDS year 3 Therapeutics and Medicine
  • MPharm teacher in Clinical Pharmacology

Postgraduate supervision

Key research and doctoral supervision themes include:

Drug safety research and adverse drug reactions
Improving patient safety using information technology
Hypertension research
Health informatics
Medical education

Research

SCRIPT e-learning programme

Other activities

  • Honorary Consultant Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist – Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
  • West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) Clinical Lead for Drug Safety and Medicines Optimisation
  • Member of the Pharmacovigilance Expert Advisory Committee of the MHRA
  • Associate Editor, Postgraduate Medical Journal

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Westbrook, JI, Li, L, Shah, S, Lehnbom, EC, Prgomet, M, Schofield, B, Cresswell, K, Slee, A, Coleman, JJ, Mccloughan, L & Sheikh, A 2019, 'A cross-country time and motion study to measure the impact of electronic medication management systems on the work of hospital pharmacists in Australia and England' International Journal of Medical Informatics, vol. 129, pp. 253-259. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2019.06.011

Gilmour-White, JA, Picton, A, Blaikie, A, Denniston, AK, Blanch, R, Coleman, J & Murray, PI 2019, 'Does access to a portable ophthalmoscope improve skill acquisition in direct ophthalmoscopy? A method comparison study in undergraduate medical education' BMC Medical Education, vol. 19, no. 1, 201. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-019-1644-5

Pontefract, S, Coleman, J, Vallance, H, Hirsch, C, Shah, S & Marriott, J 2018, 'The impact of computerised physician order entry and clinical decision support on pharmacist-physician communication in the hospital setting: a qualitative study' PLoS ONE, vol. 13, no. 11, e0207450. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0207450

Quelch, D, Pucci, M, Coleman, J & Bradberry, S 2018, 'Hospital management of alcohol withdrawal: elective versus unplanned admission and detoxification' Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1080/07347324.2018.1527664

Audi, S, Burrage, DR, Lonsdale, DO, Pontefract, S, Coleman, J, Hitchings, AW & Baker, EH 2018, 'The ‘top 100’ drugs and classes in England: An updated ‘starter formulary’ for trainee prescribers' British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. https://doi.org/10.1111/bcp.13709

Thangaratinam, S, Marlin, N, Newton, S, Weckesser, A, Bagary, M, Greenhill, L, Rikunenko, R, D’Amico, M, Rogozińska, E, Kelso, A, Hard, K, Coleman, J, Moss, N, Roberts, T, Middleton, L, Dodds, J, Pullen, A, Eldridge, S, Pirie, A, Denny, E, McCorry, D & Khan, KS 2018, 'AntiEpileptic drug Monitoring in PREgnancy (EMPiRE): a double-blind randomised trial on effectiveness and acceptability of monitoring strategies' Health Technology Assessment, vol. 22, no. 23. https://doi.org/10.3310/hta22230

Adderley, N, Mallett, S, Marshall, T, Ghosh, S, Rayman, G, Bellary, S, Coleman, J, Akiboye, F, Toulis, K & Nirantharakumar, K 2018, 'Temporal and external validation of a prediction model for adverse outcomes among inpatients with diabetes' Diabetic Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1111/dme.13612

Pontefract, S, Hodson, J, Slee, A, Shah, S, Girling, A, Williams, R, Sheikh, A & Coleman, J 2018, 'Impact of a commercial order entry system on prescribing errors amenable to computerised decision support in the hospital setting: a prospective pre-post study ' BMJ Quality & Safety. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs-2017-007135

King, A, Cresswell, KM, Coleman, JJ, Pontefract, SK, Slee, A, Williams, R & Sheikh, A 2017, 'Investigating the ways in which health information technology can promote antimicrobial stewardship: a conceptual overview' Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1177/0141076817722049

Maxwell, SRJ, Coleman, JJ, Bollington, L, Taylor, C & Webb, DJ 2017, 'Prescribing Safety Assessment 2016: Delivery of a national prescribing assessment to 7,343 UK final-year medical students' British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. https://doi.org/10.1111/bcp.13319

Brooks, H, Pontefract, S, Vallance, H, Hirsch, C, Hughes, E, Ferner, R, Marriott, J & Coleman, J 2016, 'Perceptions and impact of mandatory eLearning for foundation trainee doctors: a qualitative evaluation' PLoS ONE, vol. 11, no. 12, e0168558. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0168558

Coleman, J & Pontefract, S 2016, 'Adverse drug reactions' Clinical Medicine, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 481-485. https://doi.org/10.7861/clinmedicine.16-5-481

Buckley, S, Coleman, J, Hensman, M, Hirsch, C, Hodson, J & Morley, D 2016, 'Tools for structured team communication in pre-registration health professions education: a Best Evidence Medical Education (BEME) review' Medical Teacher, vol. 38, no. 10, pp. 966-980. https://doi.org/10.1080/0142159X.2016.1215412

Abstract

Nirantharakumar, K, Adderley, N, Marshall, T, Rayman, G, Mallett, S, Ghosh, S, Akiboye, F, Bellary, S, Toulis, K & Coleman, J 2017, 'External validation of a prediction model that identifies adverse outcomes in hospitalised patients with diabetes' Diabetic Medicine, vol. 34, no. Suppl. 1, A4 (P376), pp. 6. https://doi.org/10.1111/dme.13303

Review article

Coleman, J 2019, 'Prescribing in 2019: what are the safety concerns?' Expert Opinion on Drug Safety, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 69-74. https://doi.org/10.1080/14740338.2019.1571038

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Expertise

Prescribing and drug treatments; how computers are used to prescribe in hospitals to improve safety and quality of patient care

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Expertise

Clinical Pharmacology and Medical Education