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Dr David Terry

Dr David Terry

Senior lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy

 

Research Theme

Chronic and Communicable Conditions

Research Centre

Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA) 

Profile

I joined the School of Life & Health Sciences on 1st April 2011 as a visiting senior lecturer in clinical pharmacy. I work part-time for the University and part-time for Birmingham Children’s Hospital (BCH) where I am Deputy Chief Pharmacist. I joined BCH in 2006 after spending a couple of years as Head of Medicines Management at Sandwell PCT. Before then i worked for 20 years in the pharmacy at Sandwell General Hospital.

I graduated from Aston Uni in 1981, did my pre-reg at Good Hope Hospital and then spent 18 months in community pharmacy before moving to Sandwell.

I currently Chair the West Midlands Clinical Pharmacy Group (Acute Trusts).

Teaching Activity on the MPharm Programme

I’m currently the module lead for the final year MPharm Practical Therapeutics module – known affectionately as the megamodule.
I have taught many subjects over the years from ectoparasites to Medicines Management, and to a variety of audiences from post-graduate medical staff to lay healthcare workers and the general public.

 

Qualifications & Education

  • BSc(Hons) in Pharmacy, Aston University, 1981
  • MSc in Clinical Pharmacy, John Moore’s University Liverpool, 1997
  • PhD in Medicines Management, Aston University, 2011

Employment

  • 2011 – date Aston University Visiting Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy
  • 2006 – date Birmingham Children’s Hospital Deputy Chief Pharmacist
  • 2004-2006 Sandwell PCTs – Head of Medicines Management
  • 1984 – 2004 Sandwell General Hospital latterly as Deputy Chief Pharmacist

Research interests

Research interests include:
  • Medicines management at the interface of care
  • Medication reconciliation
  • Access to medicines for paediatric patients
  • Unlicensed medicines for children
  • Member of the Medicines Research Unit

Recent research funding

NPPG grant holder for national study on medication reconciliation for children on admission to hospital

PhD Supervision

Available to supervise PhD students wishing to research clinical pharmacy related subjects

 

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Registered as a Pharmacist with GPhC

  • Member Royal Pharmaceutical Society of GB

Selected publications

Terry DRP, Solanki GA, Sinclair AG, Marriott JF, Wilson KA. Clinical Significance of Medication Reconciliation in Children Admitted to a UK Pediatric Hospital. Observational Study of Neurosurgical Patients. Pediatr Drugs. 2010;12(5):331-7.

Karapinar F and Terry DRP (2011). "Medication reconciliation: a necessity for continuity of care." Eur J Hosp Pharm Pract 17(3): 32-33.

Sinclair AG, Slimm M, Terry D, Marriott JF. Errors in hospital pharmacy: how predictable are they. Eur J Hosp Pharm Pract. 2011;17(2):62-3.

Terry DRP, Sinclair AG. Children’s “specials” need to be more easily available. Pharm J. 2011;286:196.

Terry DRP, Sinclair AG, Marriott JF, Wilson KA. Problems dispensing hospital prescriptions in community pharmacy: a survey of primary-care pharmacists. Arch Dis Child. 2011;96:e1 doi:10.1136/adc.2011.211243.4.

Terry DRP, Sinclair AG, Marriott JF, Wilson KA, Davis P. Medication access in primary care for paediatric home-patients: involvement and opinions of medical staff in a UK paediatric hospital Arch Dis Child. 2011;96:e1 doi:10.1136/adc.2011.211243.13.

Terry DRP, Solanki GA, Sinclair AG, Marriott JF, Wilson KA. Influence of parent/carer information on initial hospital prescriptions: prospective observational study of 100 paediatric neurosurgery ward admissions. Arch Dis Child. 2009;94(e2 (http://adc.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/94/7/e2). doi:10.1136/adc.2009.167205).

Terry DRP, Solanki GA, Sinclair AG, Marriott JF, Wilson KA. The clinical significance of medication reconciliation in children admitted to hospital: observational study of 100 neurosurgical patients. Arch Dis Child. 2009;94(e2 (http://adc.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/94/7/e2). doi:10.1136/adc.2009.167205).

Ubhi HK, Terry DRP. A descriptive retrospective study into pharmacy led paediatric commissioning services when processing individual funding requests for PCTs Arch Dis Child. 2011;96:e1 doi:10.1136/adc.2011.211243.17

Sinclair AG, Terry DRP, Slimm M, Marriott J. How dispensary workload affects checking skills. Br J Clin Pharm. 2010 February;2:59-61.

Terry D, Sinclair A, Marriott J, Wilson K. Investigating the supply of rescue medication from Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Br J Clin Pharm. 2010 November;2:302-4.

Terry DRP, Solanki GA, Sinclair AG, Marriott JF, Wilson KA. Medicines reconciliation on admission - don't forget the children. Br J Clin Pharm. 2009;1:22.

Terry D, Sinclair A, Marriott J, Wilson K, Davis P. Medication access in primary care for paediatric home-patients: involvement and opinions of medical staff in a UK paediatric hospital. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2010 September;18(Supp 2):42-3.

Terry DRP, Sinclair AG, Marriott J, Wilson K. Guidance provided by English Primary Care Trusts to general practitioners concerning medication information on admission to hospital. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2009 September;17, Supplement 2:B 39-40.

Terry DRP, Sinclair AG, Marriott JF, Wilson KA, Daniels A. Access to medicines in primary care for paediatric patients: involvement of hospital clinical nurse specialists and advanced nurse practitioners. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2009 September;17, Supplement 2:B 40-1.

Terry DRP, Solanki GA, Sinclair AG, Marriott JF, Wilson KA. The clinical significance of medication reconciliation in children admitted to hospital: observational study of 100 neurosurgical patients. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2009 September;17, Supplement 2:B13-4.







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