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Dr Joseph Bush

Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice

MPharm Programme Director


Pharmacy

School of Life & Health Sciences
Aston Triangle
Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK

Email: j.bush2@aston.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 121 204 4016

Research Theme

Chronic and Communicable Conditions

Research Centre

Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA) 

Dr Joe Bush

I initially joined the School of Life and Health Sciences as an Academic Support Officer in Pharmacy Practice in December 2007. Upon completion of my PhD (August 2008), I was transferred to a Lectureship in Pharmacy Practice before being promoted to Senior Lecturer in August 2013.

I graduated (MPharm) from Aston in 2002 and undertook my pre-registration year in a Birmingham-based independent pharmacy chain. Post-registration I have been a locum community pharmacist as well as completing my PhD at Aston under the supervision of Dr (now Professor) Chris Langley.

PH2506: Public health, cinical pharmacy, complimentary therapies, adverse drug reactions and pharmacovigilance, communication skills.
PH4702: Public health, health policy, social pharmacy.
PH4703: Clinical pharmacy, critical appraisal.
  • MPharm, Aston University, 2002
  • PhD, Aston University, 2008
  • PGCert (in Professional Practice in Higher Education), Aston University, 2011
  • 2013 – date: Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University.
  • 2008 – 2013: Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University. 
  • 2007 – 2008: Academic Support Officer in Pharmacy Practice, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University.
  • 2003 – date: Self-employed Locum Pharmacist
Pharmacy practice, public health and research methods on the MPharm and OSPAP programmes. 
  • The public health function of pharmacy and pharmacists
    • Pharmacy and health inequalities
    • Health care policy and pharmacy
    • Organisational structure and professionalism within community pharmacy
  • Medication adherence
  • Pharmacy education
  • An evaluation of the implementation and impact of Healthy Living Pharmacies within Heart of Birmingham Teaching Primary Care Trust (HoBtPCT). Funded by the Pharmaceutical Trust for Educational and Charitable Objects (PTECO).

Published Reports 

  • Langley CA, Bush J, Harvey JE, Patel A, Marriott JF. Establishing the extent of patient non-adherence to prescribed medication in the Heart of Birmingham teaching Primary Care Trust (HoBtPCT): The Aston Medication Adherence Study (AMAS). Report commissioned by Heart of Birmingham teaching Primary Care Trust. June 2012. [Download PDF
  • Bush J, Langley CA, Patel A, Harvey JE. Evaluation of the Heart of Birmingham teaching Primary Care Trust (HoBtPCT) My Choice Weight Management Programme. Report commissioned by Heart of Birmingham teaching Primary Care Trust. December 2011. [Download PDF] 

Articles 

Published Abstracts

  • Bush J, Langley CA, Wilson KA. Community pharmacy in a commissioning-led NHS: can pharmacy compete effectively? International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2008.16 (Supplement 3). C13-14. ISSN 0961-7671.

  • Bush J, Langley CA, Wilson KA. Developing the public health function of locum pharmacists under the auspices of the new pharmacy contract. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2008. 16 (Supplement 3). C40-41. ISSN 0961-7671.

  • Bush J, Langley CA, Jesson JK, Wilson KA. Variations in public health provision: the mixed market of pharmacy ownership. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2007.15 (Supplement 2). B53. ISSN 0961-7671.

  • Bush J, Langley CA, Jesson J, Wilson KA. The new pharmacy contract and its effects on the public health contribution of community pharmacists. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2006.14 (Supplement 1). A23. ISSN 0961-7671.

  • Bush J, Langley CA, Jesson J, Wilson KA. Exploratory interviews with pharmacy-based public health "key players". International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2006.14 (Supplement 1). A24. ISSN 0961-7671.

  • Bush J, Langley CA, Jesson J, Wilson KA. Pharmaceutical input into public health planning in UK primary care organisations. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2006.14 (Supplement 1). A25. ISSN 0961-7671.

  • Bush J, Langley CA, Jesson J, Wilson KA. Perceived barriers to the development of community pharmacy's public health function: a survey of the attitudes of Directors of Public Health and Chief Pharmacists in UK primary care organisations. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2006.14 (Supplement 2). B68-69. ISSN 0961-7671

  • Bush J, Langley CA, Jesson J, Wilson KA. How useful can pharmacy be in improving the health of the public? A survey of the attitudes of Directors of Public Health and Chief Pharmacists in UK primary care organisations. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2006.14 (Supplement 2). B69-70. ISSN 0961-7671.

Conference proceedings

  • Implementing Choosing Health Through Pharmacy: The Development of Community Pharmacy's Public Health Activity. United Kingdom Public Health Association 15th Annual Forum. 28th March 2007, Edinburgh.

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