Sensory Impairment & Pharmaceutical Care – Project Launch

SIPA logo 4SDHI led research project ‘Sensory Impairment and Pharmaceutical Care – what are
the needs of older people receiving polypharmacy?
’ which began in October will be holding a first Advisory Group Meeting in Inverness tomorrow, 11th December.  The project’s PI – Professor Thilo Kroll and Research Associate, Dr Kirsty Killick (SDHI) will be joined by project members Dr Mags Watson (University of Aberdeen), Drs Leah Macaden, Annetta Smith and Kath Stoddart (University of Stirling) along with members of the Advisory Group from Royal National Institute of Blind People, Sight Action – Highland Sensory, Action on Hearing Loss, NHS Tayside, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Community Pharmacy Scotland, and representatives including older people with sensory impairments and their carers.

The aims of the project are

  • to explore the pharmaceutical care needs including medicines management of older people with sensory impairment who have to manage more than one health condition and more than four different medicines
  • to study how community pharmacists provide pharmaceutical care to older people with visual and/or hearing loss

Further information about this study can be found here