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M.I. Research to Date | Research in progress

Research in progress

 

(updated August 2008)

 

This section enables you to check on the research being currently undertaken by, or in collaboration with, UKMi. The projects are categorised under the headings below, which are the same ones used in the Research ideas section. Some projects may appear in more than one section.

 

If you are aware of any research in progress that we have missed please e-mail angela.emerson@suht.swest.nhs.uk

 

Patient care

Service performance and quality

Partnerships and users of the service

Information technology

Personnel and training

Patient care

What are the information needs of patients using Medicines Information patient helplines?

UKMi lead(s); Lindsay Harkness and Satpal Soor, London South Thames

Completion date; tbc

 

What proportion of Medicines Information enquiries involve a specific, identifiable patient and what effect does the information provided have on patient care?

UKMi lead(s); Mark Cheeseman, East Anglia

Collaborator(s); University of East Anglia

Completion date; May 2009

 

Do patient medicines helplines have an impact upon patient safety and local healthcare systems?

UKMi lead(s); Mark Cheeseman, East Anglia

Collaborator(s); University of East Anglia

Completion date; Summer 2010

 

What is the impact of UKMi's clinical enquiry answering service on patient care?

UKMi lead(s); UKMi Research Group

Completion date; Summer 2009

Service performance and quality

Establishing users’ priorities for the future of the Wessex MI enquiry answering service

UKMi lead(s); Angela Emerson and Jonathan Hall, Wessex

Collaborator(s); Professor David Brown, School of Pharmacy University of Portsmouth

Completion date; Summer 2009

 

Feasibility and usefulness of a mystery shopper technique as a quality assurance tool in Medicines Information.

UKMi lead; Satpal Soor and Alison Innes, London South Thames and London North Thames

Completion date; September 2008

Partnerships and users of the service

How do community pharmacists answer questions about medicines 24/7

UKMi lead(s); Angela Emerson, Wessex

Collaborator(s); Muriel Eggbeer-Linde and Professor David Brown, School of Pharmacy, University of Portsmouth

Completion date; Summer 2008

 

Describing users’ needs for information about newly marketed medicines

UKMi lead(s); Angela Emerson, Wessex

Collaborator(s); Barbara Pritchard and Jillian Stewart, University of Florida

Completion date; Spring 2008

 

Establishing users’ priorities for the future of the Wessex MI enquiry answering service

UKMi lead(s); Angela Emerson and Jonathan Hall, Wessex

Collaborator(s); Professor David Brown, School of Pharmacy University of Portsmouth

Completion date; Summer 2009

 

Establishing users’ views of UKMi Q&As

UKMi lead(s); Kate Pickett and Marc Miell

Completion date; Summer 2008

 

Identifying the medicine information needs of clinical pharmacists and how they address those requirements

UKMi lead(s); London South Thames

Completion date; tbc

Information technology

A Comparison of Commercial Information Databases used for Enquiry Answering in Medicines Information Services

UKMi lead(s); Alison Innes and Patrick O'Sullivan, London North Thames

Completion date; September 2008

Personnel and training