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Reliability and efficiency evaluation of a community pharmacy dispensing process using a coloured Petri-net approach (2018)
Journal Article
Naybour, M., Remenyte-Prescott, R., & Boyd, M. J. (2018). Reliability and efficiency evaluation of a community pharmacy dispensing process using a coloured Petri-net approach. Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 182, 258-268. doi:10.1016/j.ress.2018.09.022

It has been estimated that European customers visit community pharmacies to access essential primary healthcare around 46 million times every day. Studies of dispensing error rates in community pharmacies have reported error rates of between 0.08% an... Read More

Reliability modelling of dispensing processes in community pharmacy (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Naybour, M., Remenyte-Prescott, R., & Boyd, M. (2018). Reliability modelling of dispensing processes in community pharmacy. In Proceedings of the 10th IMA International Conference on Modelling in Industrial Maintenance and Reliabilitydoi:10.19124/ima.2018.001.18

Studies of error rates in community pharmacies have reported error rates of between 0.014% and 3.3% per item dispensed. This suggests up to 36 million items per year may contain errors in England. In addition, literature shows that patient satisfacti... Read More

The role of pharmacists in general practice: a realist review (2018)
Journal Article
Anderson, C., Zhan, K., Boyd, M. J., & Mann, C. (in press). The role of pharmacists in general practice: a realist review. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, doi:10.1016/j.sapharm.2018.06.001. ISSN 1551-7411

Background The review was carried out review prior to evaluating and to inform our research on the clinical pharmacists in general practices pilot, a world leading initiative to improve health care delivery in England. Around 500 pharmacists are... Read More

“Fever means antibiotic”, the Omani public’s attitudes to the use of antibiotics for treating the common cold (2018)
Journal Article
Al Juma, M. A., Anderson, C., & Boyd, M. J. (2018). “Fever means antibiotic”, the Omani public’s attitudes to the use of antibiotics for treating the common cold. ISSN 2042-7018

Background: Antimicrobial resistance is a worldwide concern to reserve the effectiveness of antibiotics in therapy. The irrational use of antibiotics is one of the factors contributing to antimicrobial resistance. In depth exploration of the public... Read More

The Stakeholder Experience of a large scale final year undergraduate social community research project (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Mann, C., & Boyd, M. (2017). The Stakeholder Experience of a large scale final year undergraduate social community research project

Objective: In 2014 The School of Pharmacy at the University of Nottingham needed to deliver individual research methods supervision by a small number of academic staff to a large number of final year students. There are limited opportunities for stud... Read More

Using performance and leadership mentors to support students during a simulated pharmacy business module (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Solanki, V., Boyd, M., Anderson, C., Sonnex, K., & Brydges, S. (2017). Using performance and leadership mentors to support students during a simulated pharmacy business module

Objective: To design and deliver a synoptic experiential learning experience drawing on leadership and management skills coupled with clinical problem solving in a high fidelity simulation. To provide undergraduates with a mentor employed to support... Read More

Pharmacy Leadership and Management module: An evaluation of the student experience and its perceived usefulness for future employment (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Boyd, M., Solanki, V., Anderson, C., Sonnex, K., & Brydges, S. (2017). Pharmacy Leadership and Management module: An evaluation of the student experience and its perceived usefulness for future employment

Background: Pharmacy Leadership and Management is a 12-day, final-year synoptic experiential learning simulation. Student teams of six run a primary care-based pharmacy business and are presented with approximately 180 scenarios and over 400 medicine... Read More

Pharmacy Leadership and Management: A new high fidelity simulation to prepare students for their future practise (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Boyd, M., Solanki, V., Anderson, C., Sonnex, K., & Brydges, S. (2017). Pharmacy Leadership and Management: A new high fidelity simulation to prepare students for their future practise

Objective: To design and deliver a synoptic experiential learning experience drawing on leadership and management skills coupled with clinical problem solving in a high fidelity simulation. Our vision is to produce world leading pharmacists by provid... Read More

Pastoral power in the community pharmacy: a Foucauldian analysis of services to promote patient adherence to new medicine use (2015)
Journal Article
Waring, J., Latif, A., Boyd, M., Barber, N., & Elliott, R. (2016). Pastoral power in the community pharmacy: a Foucauldian analysis of services to promote patient adherence to new medicine use. Social Science and Medicine, 148, doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.11.049. ISSN 0277-9536

Community pharmacists play a growing role in the delivery of primary healthcare. This has led manyto consider the changing power of the pharmacy profession in relation to other professions and patient groups. This paper contributes to these debates t... Read More

Revision workshops in elementary mathematics enhance student performance in routine laboratory calculations (2014)
Journal Article
Sawbridge, J. L., Qureshi, H. K., Boyd, M. J., & Brown, A. M. (2014). Revision workshops in elementary mathematics enhance student performance in routine laboratory calculations. Advances in Physiology Education, 38(3), doi:10.1152/advan.00036.2014. ISSN 1043-4046

The ability to understand and implement calculations required for molarity and dilution computations that are routinely undertaken in the laboratory are essential skills that should be possessed by all students entering an undergraduate Life Sciences... Read More

What proportion of prescription items dispensed in community pharmacies are eligible for the New Medicine Service? (2014)
Journal Article
Wells, K. M., Boyd, M. J., Thornley, T., & Boardman, H. F. (in press). What proportion of prescription items dispensed in community pharmacies are eligible for the New Medicine Service?. BMC Health Services Research, 14(1), doi:10.1186/1472-6963-14-115. ISSN 1472-6963

Background: The payment structure for the New Medicine Service (NMS) in England is based on the assumption that 0.5% of prescription items dispensed in community pharmacies are eligible for the service. This assumption is based on a theoretical calcu... Read More