||RESOURCES FOR EFFECTIVE SLEEP TREATMENT – UTILISING COMMUNITY PHARMACISTS (REST-UP)
||University Strategic Research Investment Fund (RIF) 14/SC/0156
|Team / Consortium
- Professor A. Niroshan Siriwardena, Professor of Primary & Pre-Hospital Health Care, Community and Health Research Unit (CaHRU), University of Lincoln
- Dr Karen Windle, Reader in Health, CaHRU, University of Lincoln
- Jo Middlemass, Research Assistant, CaHRU, University of Lincoln
- Dr Paul Grassby, Head of School of Pharmacy, University of Lincoln
- Dr Susan Chipchase, Lecturer in Psychology, University of Lincoln
- Coral Sirdifield, Research Assistant, CaHRU, University of Lincon
- Ana Godoy Caballero, Research Fellow, CaHRU, University of Lincoln
- Rebecca Porter, Research Assistant, CaHRU, University of Lincoln
||To explore how community pharmacists can improve the quality of their support to adult service users with sleep problems through the development of a community pharmacy based complex intervention, based on problem-focused therapy.
||The objectives of this project are;
- How can a problem focused therapy model for service users with sleep problems be adapted, developed and implemented in the community pharmacy setting?
- What is the impact of this complex intervention on the broader themes of quality of care and outcomes as experiences by the stakeholders?
||A mixed method design using;
- A survey of pharmacists
- Interviews of service users and practitioners
- Problem focused therapy within a comparative case study framework
||The outcomes will be:
- An analysis of the view of pharmacists and service users on the current provisions for insomnia in a pharmacy setting.
- Development and understanding of the adaptation of an existing validated tool (REST) in a previously untested area of primary care.
- An increased understanding of the process of application and implementation of a new service into practice.
- New collaboration between partners involved, including pharmacy, primary care and psychology and providing development for future community pharmacy research.
- REST-UP can be used as the basis for future funding bids to increase the scope of the research.
||Main outputs from this project are;
- Publication in high impact journals such as BMJ, BJGP and other peer-reviewed and professional journals.
- Oral presentions at national primary care and pharmacy conferences as well as local conferences and educational events to practitioners and commissioners.
||REST-UP project will create an impact by;
- Developing a new module to increase the role of community pharmacists in treating common conditions such as insomnia.
- Lead to better management of insomnia and a reduction in associated direct and indirect costs.
- Providing an important contribution to development for future community pharmacy research.