My research is to assess the clinical impact of MedsCheck service for patients
Thesis topic: Pharmacy Services: Impact and Implementation of Medscheck and Diabetes Medscheck
Supervisors: Professor Shalom Benrimoj (School of Pharmacy, UTS), Associate Professor Kylie Williams (School of Pharmacy, UTS), Dr Daniel Sabater-Hernandez (School of Pharmacy, UTS)
The role of community pharmacy and community pharmacist is being redefined as it moves from a traditional dispensing-centric practice and business model, to a professional service focus and patient-oriented practice model. As of 4 July 2012, community pharmacists in Australia began providing a new medication review service called MedsCheck and Diabetes MedsCheck, which are funded by the federal government. My research is to assess the clinical impact of this service for patients, the economic impact and sustainability for the health system and the pharmacy profession. I am also exploring the implementation aspect of this service to ensure evidence based best practice and the provision of quality services to patients.