Rural pharmacists play a vital role in rural communities. GGT UDRH is committed to conducting research that identifes evidence-treatment gaps for medication management, and optimises the role of pharmacists in chronic disease screening, prevention and management.
Key ongoing projects are examining discharge management for acute coronary syndrome, screening in pharmacies, health literacy in community pharmacy, and medicines management collaborations for complex patients.
Current research activities are funded primarily through a Heart Foundation Focus Grant (Absolute risk screening in pharmacy) and a Heart Foundation Postdoctoral award for Dr Kevin Mc Namara.
The aim of the 'Absolute risk screening in pharmacy' project is to determine if quality accredited community pharmacies can deliver cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessments to patients that adhere to national guidelines and integrate with the screening activities of general practice. Currently only a small minority of such patients appear to receive such screening in general practice.
To find out more about research activities, please refer to our publications database
For further information, please contact Dr Kevin Mc Namara.