Key Research Interests and Expertise

Health service research involving the use of medicines.  Interests include administration of medicines to patients with dysphagia, improving medicines prescribing, supply and administration by better integration of the pharmacist into the healthcare team and research into improving the skills of pharmacists to enable them to operate within the new NHS.

14/7/14:  David Wright on has been on Mustard TV talking about the £2 million grant from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) for a five-year research programme into medicines management in care homes.  Click here to view, the interview is in PART 2 of the programme.

Research Funding

2015 National Institute for Health Research PGfAR £2M
Applicants: David Wright (PI), Richard Holland (Co-PI), James Desborough, Garry Barton, Lee Shepstone, Christine Bond, Carmel Hughes, David Alldred
Independent Pharmacist Prescribing in Care Homes (CHIPPS)

2014 Community Pharmacy Futures Research Group  £50,000
Applicants: Michael Twigg, David Wright, Garry Barton
To perform an independent evaluation of a novel community pharmacy based service

2014 Rosemont Pharmaceuticals PhD Studentship £65,000
Applicant: David Wright
Improving medicines administration for patients with dementia

2013 Colchester Hospital Pharmacy Department £30,000
Applicant: David Wright
Funding to support a PhD studentship in medicines safety

2011 Research for Patient Benefit £229,000
Applicants: Brit Cadman, David Wright (UEA PI), Tracey Sach, John Wood, Richard Holland, James Desborough
The cost-effectiveness of pharmacist medicines reconciliation services: A pilot study

2010 Pharmacy Practice Research Trust £270,000
Applicants: Margaret Watson, Christine Bond, Richard Holland, David Wright
Community pharmacy management of minor illness

2010 Research for Patient Benefit £250,000
Applicants: David Wright, Paul Grassby, Rick Adams, John Wood, Tracey Sach
Development and evaluation of final year clinical skills laboratories

2010 Health Technology Assessment £380,000
Applicants: Debi Bhattacharya, David Wright, Tracey Sach, John Wood,
Ian Small, Richard Holland, Christine Bond
A pilot study of the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of medication multi-compartment compliance aids

2010 Colchester Hospital Pharmacy Department £30,000
Applicant David Wright
Funding to support a PhD studentship in medicines reconciliation
 
2010 MRC (DPFS Panel) £345,000
Applicants Duncan Craig, David Wright, Tracy Sach, Allan Clarke
Innovative gel aid for administering tablets to stroke and other dysphagic patients

2009 Eastern Strategic Health Authority: SWIFT funding £78,800
Applicants: David Wright
Secondment to develop a unified pharmacy education & workforce strategy within the Eastern region

2009 Eastern Strategic Health Authority: SWIFT funding £440,000
Applicants: David Wright, Denise Farmer, James Desborough
The development and evaluation of a novel program to develop community pharmacy clinical skills

2009 EPSRC £80,000
Applicants: Duncan Craig, David Wright
Validation of an electronic tongue for tasting liquid medicines

2009 NIHR Research for Patient Benefit £249,853
Applicants: James Desborough, David Wright, Tracey Sach, John Wood,
Richard Holland, Val Shaw, Sue Ashwell
Multi-professional clinical medication reviews in care homes for the elderly. A randomised controlled trial with cost-effectiveness study 
 
2009 ICENI £25,000
Applicants David Wright, Duncan Craig
Development of a gel to aid swallowing

2009 NIHR Research For Patient Benefit £229,730
Applicants: Jenny Kelly, David Wright (UEA PI), Tracey Sach, John Wood, Richard Holland, Carol Farrow, Amy McKimm
Will a dedicated service improve medicine administration in older persons with
dysphagia? A pilot study. 
   
2008 NIHR Research For Patient Benefit £117,000
Applicants: Rebecca White, David Wright (UEA PI), Duncan Craig, John Wood
Determination of the ideal medication characteristics for the safe and effective administration of medications via enteral feeding tubes.

2008 Rosemont Pharmaceuticals £30,000
Applicants David Wright
Development of dysphagia research

2008 MRC £421,405
Christine Bond et al, Aberdeen UEA Applicants: Richard Holland, David Wright
Developing a RCT of general practice based, pharmacist led, management
of chronic pain
Income to UEA £120,000
  
2006 DoH Patient safety grant Multi-centre study £450,000
Applicants: Amanda Howe, Maggie McArthur, Susanne Linqvist,
Jill Robinson, David Wright, Pauline Pearson
Patient safety training in healthcare professional educational curricula:
Examining the learning experience.
Income to UEA £61,278

2005 Rosemont Pharmaceuticals PhD Studentship
Applicant: David Wright
Phd Studentship in Medication and Swallowing Difficulties £60,000
  
2004 Norfolk PCT & Moss Trust PhD Studentship
Applicant: David Wright
East Anglia Medicines Management Evaluation £30,000
 

Research Group Membership

Medicines management research group

School of Pharmacy

School of Medicine

  • Dr Richard Holland - Reader in Public Health

Current PhD students as Primary Supervisor

  • Nadwa Alkhaldi - The value of pharmacist led medicine information services
  • Rebecca White - Administration of medicines via enteral tubes
  • Alistair Huong – The role of the community pharmacist in chronic disease management
  • Bassam Al Won – Counterfeit medicines: Defining the role of the pharmacist
  • Manuel Serrano - Evaluation of individualised medication administration guides
  • Rowan Yemm - Medicines reconciliation in secondary care
  • Jeremy Sokhi - Evaluation of community pharmacy diploma
  • Rick Adams - Evaluation of clinical skills laboratories

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