Special Issue "Medicines across the Interface"


A special issue of Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2015)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. David Terry

Pharmacy Academic Practice Unit, Pharmacy Department, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, B4 6NH, UK
Phone: +44 121 333 9793

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As you know, there is now considerable emphasis on healthcare professionals working together to ensure that medicines are optimized for the benefit of our patients. This is particularly important as the patient moves from one healthcare setting to another. Of course pharmacists in all healthcare sectors need to be central to this process. A number of service developments involving pharmacists are designed to support the goal of seamless care. A good example is medication reconciliation, which not only ensures accurate transfer of patient specific medicines information, but also facilitates genuine transfer of care. Erasing the dividing line that exists between hospital pharmacists and community pharmacists is an essential step in improving seamless care and promoting medicine’s optimization. Are you involved in cross-sector innovations? We would love to hear from you if you are developing pharmacy or related services across the interfaces of care for this special edition with the title “Medicines across the Interface.”

Dr. David Terry
Guest Editor


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  • medication optimization
  • pharmacy
  • pharmacy service hospital
  • community pharmacy services
  • care interface
  • healthcare systems
  • pharmacist
  • patient admission
  • patient discharge

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p. 53-71
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Pharmacy 2015, 3(2), 53-71; doi:10.3390/pharmacy3020053
Received: 6 May 2015 / Revised: 14 May 2015 / Accepted: 9 June 2015 / Published: 23 June 2015
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p. 222-230
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Pharmacy 2014, 2(3), 222-230; doi:10.3390/pharmacy2030222
Received: 19 March 2014 / Revised: 15 July 2014 / Accepted: 18 July 2014 / Published: 25 July 2014
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