Publications from CHARMER

Work Package 1 outcomes now published in Age and Ageing

Work Package 1 established what is important to measure when testing a new deprescribing intervention in hospital. Our study shows that all research trials looking at proactive deprescribing for older people in hospital should measure these six outcomes:

All future hospital deprescribing trials should report and collect these outcomes as a minimum.

Read about the six outcomes and how they were selected in our article published in Age and Ageing and in our Plain English Summary.


Call for Papers – International Journal of Pharmacy Practice

CHARMER researcher Dr Sion Scott is guest editing the International Journal of Pharmacy Practice’s special issue on deprescribing. Within the special issue, Sion is looking to attract researchers working in the field of deprescribing and is particularly interested in articles generating evidence to support deprescribing becoming routine practice in healthcare settings. Original research papers and review articles are welcomed, deadline for manuscripts submissions is 1 June 2022.

Read more about the special issue here.

Publications underpinning CHARMER

The following publications underpin the CHARMER research programme:

Deprescribing admission medication at a UK teaching hospital; a report on quantity and nature of activity – 2018

Scott S, Clark A, Farrow C, May H, Patel M, Twigg MJ, Wright DJ, Bhattacharya D. Deprescribing admission medication at a UK teaching hospital; a report on quantity and nature of activity. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. 2018 Oct 1;40(5):991-6.

Attitudinal predictors of older peoples’ and caregivers’ desire to deprescribe in hospital – 2019

Scott S, Clark A, Farrow C, May H, Patel M, Twigg MJ, Wright DJ, Bhattacharya D. Attitudinal predictors of older peoples’ and caregivers’ desire to deprescribe in hospital. BMC geriatrics. 2019 Dec 1;19(1):108.

Development of a hospital deprescribing implementation framework: A focus group study with geriatricians and pharmacists – 2020

Scott S, Twigg MJ, Clark A, Farrow C, May H, Patel M, Taylor J, Wright DJ, Bhattacharya D. Development of a hospital deprescribing implementation framework: A focus group study with geriatricians and pharmacists. Age and ageing. 2020 Jan 1;49(1):102-10.

A practitioner behaviour change intervention for deprescribing in the hospital setting – 2021

Scott S, May H, Patel M, Wright DJ, Bhattacharya D. A practitioner behaviour change intervention for deprescribing in the hospital setting. Age and Ageing. 2021 March 50(1):581-586.