September 2023: We spoke to some of the pharmacists involved in CHARMER about their experiences of doing research to celebrate World Pharmacists Day (25 September). You can watch the full video here.
July 2023: We published our protocol for a feasibility study of a hospital deprescribing behaviour change intervention in Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy.
May 2023: Team members Victoria Keevil and Sion Scott discussed CHARMER progress and the importance of equity relevant trials at the 2023 BGS Spring Meeting Programme in Edinburgh.
April 2023: The team travelled to University of Bradford to present our Work Package 1 (Core Outcome Set) and Work Package 2 (intervention co-design) findings at the 29th Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference.
CHARMER Chief Investigator Debi Bhattacharya spoke to Medical Update Online (‘In Discussion With’) about deprescribing interventions and why a good understanding of the barriers and enablers to effective deprescribing is needed.
March 2023: We published our research article detailing the development of the CHARMER intervention in Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. You can read a (plain language) summary of the findings here. We also published our article describing how to develop and test complex behaviour change interventions to support proactive deprescribing in Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology.
November 2022: We published our Core Outcome Set for deprescribing trials in Age and Ageing. You can also read a (plain language) summary of the findings here. This includes the key things to measure when undertaking any deprescribing initiative.
October 2022: CHARMER Chief Investigator Debi Bhattacharya gave a talk at the Westminster Health Forum on how we can harness behavioural science to tackle overprescribing in the NHS. You can read a summary of the key messages from the talk here.
September 2022: The team flew to Denmark to present our Work Package 1 (Core Outcome Set), Work Package 2 (intervention co-design) and Work Package 3 (feasibility study design) findings at the 1st International Conference on Deprescribing.
July 2022: CHARMER Chief Investigator Debi Bhattacharya appeared on the Aural Apothecary podcast to talk about developing a behaviour change toolkit designed to reduce opioid prescribing.