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ESCP Research Grant 2016 winners publish their study

The ESCP research grant winners from 2016 have just published their study in PLos One. This collaborative work, which involved researchers from the UK, Ireland and Malta, was a systematic review of the methodological approaches used to assess clinical outcomes of pharmacy-based management of minor ailments. The main finding was that the methodology quality of studies assessing clinical outcomes was generally poor.

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ESCP Research Committee Survey

The ESCP Research Committee is keen to hear from all ESCP members on how the Research Committee can support you more in your research aspirations.

In this email, there is a link to a questionnaire aiming to gather your interests, experience and confidence in conducting research, and any factors which may influence this. We are particularly interested in your views on how we could support you. The more ESCP members that take part in the survey, the more useful the results will be.

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Join our Masterclass on innovative clinical pharmacy interventions

Developing, evaluating and implementing innovative clinical pharmacy interventions poses numerous challenges for healthcare professionals, health services researchers and policy makers. For example, a vast range of frameworks and tools exist that are intended to guide these processes, however, selecting the correct framework or tool and using it appropriately can be difficult.

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Readmission to primary care: the role of community pharmacists post-discharge

Receiving care in multiple health care settings often means that patients obtain medication from different prescribers. Unfortunately, medication information is often poorly documented and poorly transferred between health care settings which introduces the risk on drug-related problems (DRPs). Previous studies often focused at medication incongruities at hospital admission. This thesis aimed to disentangle the problems with continuity of care at time of readmission to primary care and to investigate the role of the community pharmacist within this process.

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ESCP initiates Special Interest Group for Clinical Decision Support

Medication safety and rational pharmacotherapy using specific disease and patient characteristics are central aspects in current healthcare practice. With increasing knowledge of different factors influencing pharmacotherapy, CDS is becoming increasingly important as an aid to reach optimal outcomes for the individual patient. CDS systems can be defined as any system that provides clinical knowledge and intelligently filtered patient information to clinicians or patients for making clinical decisions at the point in time that these decisions have to be made.

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Background information on the ESCP Annual Symposium in Heidelberg

The next ESCP annual symposium in Heidelberg is only days away. To get you into the right mood, we took a look at the current situation of clinical pharmacy in Germany and present you the two symposium presidents; Hanna Seidling and Ulrich Jaehde. This article was first published in the ESCP News Nr. 176 (08.2016).

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How to create a pharmacy service?

Current challenges in pharmacy practice include the normalisation of pharmacy services into routine healthcare practice. Existing frameworks for health program planning provide robust guidelines for developing, implementing and evaluating health interventions and services and so can help to overcome existing challenges. Pharmacy services are integrated into complex systems in which a number of organisations and individuals, at different levels, take part and interact. Understanding the system and how contributors, activities and settings influence and interact with each other, facilitates the identification of potential circumstances and factors that may reinforce or hinder the implementation and/or the effect of any intervention. This article was first published in the ESCP News Nr. 176 (08.2016)

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