Making it better: a journey of evidence into practice
Inaugural Lecture by Professor Mags Watson from the Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology.
During her Inaugural Lecture as Professor of Health Services Research, Mags Watson will discuss examples of studies which have sought to optimise the health of patients with chronic conditions. Plus others that have aimed to improve the management of more minor conditions.
Current increasing demand and restricted funding are placing an unsustainable burden upon existing health systems. Evidence-based solutions are needed which increase healthcare capacity and capability, including service redesign and new roles for health service providers. Most solutions rely upon behaviour change, either healthcare professionals, patients or both, and complex interventions are often required to achieve the desired changes.
As a health services researcher with a clinical background in pharmacy, Mags' research focusses upon the development and evaluation of complex interventions to improve patient outcomes through the evidence-based use of pharmacists, other pharmacy personnel and medicines.