Long term condition support in community pharmacy: considerations for new service development (TW...

University of East Anglia
September 11 2017
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Full Time
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The recent Murray Review into community pharmacy services (1) identified a lack of evidence for some community pharmacy services in England and recommended a redesign of the Medicine Use Review (MUR) to more appropriately serve the needs of patients, practitioners and the NHS. This redesign needs to be theoretically informed and evidence based to overcome issues with implementation, inter-professional working and link more closely with patient outcomes.

This PhD project will explore what this new service development will look like in community pharmacy. The use of the COM-B, underpinned by the Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF), will enable the capabilities, opportunities and motivation of different stakeholders to be explored and consequent identification of the behaviour change techniques required to address them through a systematic review, stakeholder involvement and development of a model for testing in community pharmacy.

The supervisors have an expertise in community pharmacy service development and evaluation (3-5), qualitative research and health psychology. The supervisory team will also be supported by Professor David Wright who provided the rapid review of the literature that underpinned the Murray Review. The research team is currently engaged in exploring the role of the community pharmacist in diabetes prevention, asthma annual reviews and dementia with applications to improve integration in primary care between medical practices and community pharmacies under development. The successful candidate will take part in monthly research meetings where PhD students and faculty share experience and support the development of research projects in pharmacy practice. The candidate will also be expected to attend at least one national and one international conference to present their research findings.

Interviews will be held w/c 22 January 2018

Funding notes

This PhD project is in a Faculty of Science competition for funded studentships.  These studentships are funded for 3 years and comprise home/EU fees, an annual stipend of £14,553 and £1000 per annum to support research training.  Overseas applicants may apply but they are required to fund the difference between home/EU and overseas tuition fees (in 2017/18 the difference is £13,805 for the Schools of CHE, PHA & MTH (Engineering), and £10,605 for CMP & MTH but fees are subject to an annual increase).

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