Active research projects in wales

We aim to share and disseminate the results of research, audit and evaluation work from across Wales.

  • See the 48 projects (with abstracts) from the Cardiff University and WCPPE 2017 Pre registration project prize day: WCPPE Audit Abstracts 2017
  • Cardiff University projects & abstracts in 2017
    • School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.  This is the 17th year the School have published their students’ research (including all MPharm BSc, MSc and PhD projects): CSPPS Abstracts 2017
    • MSc in clinical pharmacy diploma projects 2017:
Project Titles (for further info contact the Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences)
An audit to determine if assay results of Narrow Therapeutic Index Antibiotics that are reported on Welsh Clinical Portal have sufficient detail to allow their safe and accurate interpretation. Amir Khalifa Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board – Wrexham Maelor Hospital
Reducing warfarin prescribing and monitoring errors during warfarin initiation on cardiology wards at the Royal Gwent Hospital Bethan Jones Aneurin Bevan University Health Board – Royal Gwent Hospital
The prescribing of Hypnotics and Benzodiazepines in elderly patients Benjamin Evans Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board – Singleton Hospital
Audit of Intravenous Antibiotic Prescribing, Review, and Duration (General Surgery 2016) Daniel Allen Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board – Wrexham Maelor Hospital
A service improvement project on increasing documentation of the indication for newly prescribed medicines on discharge paperwork Eleanor Adams Gloucester Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Cheltenham General Hospital
An audit to identify if biologics are prescribed in accordance with NICE guidance for the treatment of psoriasis at the Princess of Wales Hospital Celia Doyle Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board – Princess of Wales Hospital
Proton pump inhibitors: an audit on the appropriate initiation in Ysbyty Gwynedd Elin Evans Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board – Ysbyty Gwynedd
Improving the prioritization of patients seen by a pharmacist at the weekend within the University Hospital of Wales (UHW) Harriet Whitaker Cardiff and Vale University Health Board – University Hospital of Wales
Audit to assess adherence to Health Board guidelines when prescribing antibiotics to treat respiratory infections at Bronglais General Hospital Cerith Morgan Hywel Da University Health Board – Bronglais General Hospital
Prescribing of Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) for new and existing use in patients at Wrexham Maelor Hospital Nicola Hankey Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board – Wrexham Maelor Hospital
Reduction in medication supply against temporary stock requisitions James Van Gemeren Aneurin Bevan University Health Board – Royal Gwent Hospital
An audit assessing whether healthcare professionals at Morriston Hospital have sufficient knowledge of inhaler technique Cristina Al-Mokhtar Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board – Morriston Hospital
Assessing the Management of Once Daily Gentamicin in Accordance with the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board Central Guideline Laura Stott Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board – Ysbyty Glan Clwyd
A service improvement project to reduce outpatient prescription queries at the University Hospital of Wales (UHW) Mari Davies Cardiff and Vale University Health Board – University Hospital of Wales
An audit of inhalers prescribed according to Hywel Dda University Health Board (HDUHB) guidelines for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder Natalie Alcock Hywel Dda University Health Board – Prince Philip Hospital
An audit to determine the appropriateness of warfarin prescribing and documentation during the post-operative period at Ysbyty Gwynedd Lowri Roberts Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board – Ysbyty Gwynedd
Reducing the number of late discharges in medical patients at Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny Thomas Potter Aneurin Bevan University Health Board – Nevill Hall Hospital
Does antibiotic prescribing in Morriston Hospital A&E comply with ‘Start Smart – Then Focus’ principles? Jessica Jenkins Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board – Morriston Hospital
Management of Diabetic Surgical In-patients who are Nil-By-Mouth and have missed two or more meals Lydia Sutherland Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board – Ysbyty Glan Clwyd
Streamline box assembly process in University Hospital of Wales (UHW) stores Neil Dawson Cardiff and Vale University Health Board – University Hospital of Wales
Do GP Practices keep palliative registers of all patients who are in their last 12 months of life and how do they plan for their care? Felicity Cameron Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board – Morriston Hospital
A service improvement project to reduce patient waiting times for haematology prescriptions at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital Peter Baker Cwm Taf Health Board – Royal Glamorgan Hospital
An audit to evaluate the management of hypoglycaemic episodes in hospitalized adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes Rebecca Evans Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board – Singleton Hospital
An audit to determine if the electrolyte, vitamin and mineral requirements of adult inpatients receiving parenteral nutrition at Prince Charles Hospital are met by the product supplied by pharmacy Rebecca Dent Cwm Taf University Health Board – Prince Charles Hospital
Identifying the extent and reasons for omitted medicines on inpatient charts at Glangwili Hospital (GGH) Nicola Morris Hywel Dda University Health Board – Glangwili Hospital
Appropriate use and review of anti-cholinergics used in women with urinary incontinence Samantha Clitheroe Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board –
Reducing Variation in Lucentis® Computer and Physical Stock Balance at the University Hospital of Wales Shaila Ahmed Cardiff and Vale University Health Board – University Hospital of Wales
Increasing the number of patients referred for discharge medication reviews by Prince Charles Hospital (PCH) via Medicines transcribing and e-discharge system (MTeD) Nadia Higgi Cwm Taf University Health Board – Prince Charles Hospital
Improving the dispensing of multi-compartment compliance aids (MCAs) to patients on discharge Thomas Gruar Cardiff and Vale University Health Board – University Hospital of Wales
Improving the number of pharmacist medication reviews for inpatient falls in Princess of Wales Hospital Ross Burrows Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board – Princess of Wales Hospital
An audit of information provision, referral to anticoagulation service and prescribing of warfarin in Glangwili General Hospital Hannah Leggett Hywel Dda University Health Board – Glangwili Hospital

For further examples of research projects (past and present) in Wales, see:

  • the RPS Map of Evidence enables the collation of existing pharmacy evidence and ongoing initiatives that can ultimately inform policy and practice relating to pharmacy. It acts as a portal to share and showcase good pharmacy practice and innovation and allows increased knowledge exchange and learning in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences.
  • ISRCTN registry is a primary clinical trial registry recognised by WHO and ICMJE that accepts all clinical research studies. All study records in the database are freely accessible and searchable
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