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Lorna Tuersley

Lorna Tuersley is a Research Officer in Health Economics at the Centre for Health Economics & Medicines Evaluation at Bangor University. Her particular fields of interest are patient preference and healthcare information communication.

A pharmacist, Lorna gained her BPharm at Cardiff University, with experience in hospital pharmacy followed by medical/marketing research roles in the pharmaceutical industry. She undertook a PhD in health-care information seeking for self-care from the University of Manchester, where she subsequently coordinated input to the PINCER trial of pharmacist-led intervention to reduce prescribing errors1. Prior to joining CHEME, Lorna worked as a medicines management pharmacist supporting the tailored use of software by Clinical Commissioning Groups to assist GPs in making more-cost effective or guideline-driven prescribing.

She joined CHEME in 2014 working with Professor Dyfrig Hughes on projects relating to prescribing practice and medicines adherence, and the SYCAMORE trial. She is currently working with Professor Rhiannon Tudor Edwards and Dr Nathan Bray on projects assessing patient centred-outcome measures and quality of life among wheelchair users.

Publications

Ridyard CH, Dawoud DMM, Tuersley LV, Hughes DA. A Systematic Review of Patients’ Perspectives on the Subcutaneous Route of Medication Administration. Patient (2016) 9:281–292 DOI 10.1007/s40271-015-0160-x

Avery, A.J., Rodgers, S., Cantrill, J., Armstrong, S., Boyd, M., Cresswell, K., Eden, M., Elliott, R., Franklin, M., Hippisley-Cox, J., Howard, R., Kendrick, D., Morris, C.J., Murray, S.A., Prescott, R.J., Putman, K., Swanwick, G., Tuersley, L., Turner, T., Vinogradova, Y. and Sheikh, A., 2010. The PINCER trial: A cluster randomised trial comparing the effectiveness of a Pharmacist led IT intervention with simple feedback in reducing rates of clinically important errors in medicines management in general practices (PS024). A Report to the Department of Health Patient Safety Research Portfolio. February 2010

Tuersley LV, Cantrill JA, Noyce PR. Information and advice seeking for self-care for women from pregnancy into early motherhood: have community pharmacists got more to offer? Int J Pharm Pract 2008; 16 (S3): C8-9

Tuersley LV. Information and advice for self-care when progressing through pregnancy into motherhood. Thesis submitted to the University of Manchester for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, 2006.

Published Letters

Hughes DA, Wood EM, Tuersley L. NICE recommendations: why no disinvestment recommendations to offset investment decisions? BMJ 2015;350:h2656, Epub 2015 19May 

Presentations

Scott L, Tuersley L. Using ScriptSwitch® to support the delivery of QIPP. Presentation to the 3rd National QIPP Conference, Liverpool, November 2011.

Tuersley LV, Noyce PR, Cantrill JA. Information and advice for self-care when progressing through pregnancy into motherhood: a question of access? Oral presentation to Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference, 2005, Reading University

http://www.hsrpp.org.uk/abstracts/2005_52.shtml 

References

1) Avery AJ et al A pharmacist-led information technology intervention for medication errors (PINCER): a multicentre, cluster randomised, controlled trial and cost-effectiveness analysis Lancet 2012; 379:1310-1319

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