People using medicines or receiving services relating to medicines are at the centre of all our research. Services may involve the supply of medicines , information about medicines and information about health . We believe that medicines supply should not be an isolated activity, but should be linked to the provision of information about medicines and other related health issues, as part of pharmaceutical care . Much of our work focuses on the provision of care surrounding medicines to children and the elderly, while our research into the misuse and abuse of drugs and medicines involves a variety of populations, from elite athletes to problem drug misusers.
People may have needs, desires and expectations in relation to all these services, as well as experiences of receiving them. Our research addresses all these aspects.
Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and quality of life are two types of experience in which we are particularly interested. Both of these are potentially affected by the medicines supplied (prescribing) and the information received about both medicines and other health-related issues.
Our research also examines the varied roles of pharmacists and their staff in providing care to patients and the public.