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Dr. Tamasine Grimes

Associate Professor (Pharmacy)
25/6/7 WESTLAND ROW


I graduated with a BSc(Pharm) in 1998, and registered with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland in 1999. I completed a MSc (Hospital Pharmacy), TCD in 2001, and undertook a PhD in Clinical Pharmacy in RCSI, awarded 2010. I have a background working in community, hospital and academic pharmacy. My research focuses on all aspects of medication safety, with particular interest in clinical pharmacy, medication reconciliation, collaborative pharmaceutical care, pharmacoepidemiology of medication harm, system design, health informatics.
  MEDICATION ERRORS   Medication Reconciliation   Medication safety   MEDICATION USE   Patient safety   PHARMACEUTICAL CARE   Pharmacoepidemiology   Pharmacotherapy   PHARMACY PRACTICE
 A Rapid Realist Review of the Need, Design, Use and Implementation of Electronic Medication Databases in Clinical Practice at Care Transitions
 PACT - Collaborative Pharmaceutical Care at Tallaght Hospital
 AMNCH Integrated Medicines Management Study
 Medication Reconciliation: The Primary Secondary Care Interface
 Interventions for improving medication reconciliation across transitions of care

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National Clinical Effectiveness Committee, Education & Training Subgroup 2016-Present
National Clinical Effectiveness Committee, Department of Health. Member, Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland nominee. 2013-2015
Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland. Member of the Pharmacy Practice Development Committee. 2012-2016
Health Service Executive, Member of the National Integrated Care Advisory Group 2012-2013
Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland. Member of the Professional Development and Learning Committee 2008-2012
Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland. Steering Group - Pharmacy Education and Accreditation Reviews (PEARS) Project 2008-2011
Pharmacy Benevolent Fund, Director 2014-2018
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Member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland 1999 Present
Member of the Pharmacy Law and Ethics Association 2011 Present
Redmond P, McDowell R, Grimes T, Boland F, McDonnell R, Hughes C, Fahey T., Unintended discontinuation of medication following hospitalisation: a retrospective cohort study, BMJ Open, 9, 2019, pe024747-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
World Health Organisation, Medication Safety in Transitions of Care. , Geneva, World Health Organisation, June, 2019, Report, PUBLISHED  URL
World Health Organisation, Medication Safety in High Risk Situations, Geneva, World Health Organisation, June, 2019, Report, PUBLISHED  URL
World Health Organisation, Medication Safety in Polypharmacy, Geneva, World Health Organisation, June, 2019, Report, PUBLISHED  URL
Redmond P, Grimes TC, McDonnell R, Boland F, Hughes C, Fahey T, Impact of medication reconciliation for improving transitions of care, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (8), 2018, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Smeaton T, McKenna L, Nevin R, Ahmed KS, Beirne A, McElwaine P, Cooney H, Cullen J, Deasy E, Widdowson M, GrimesT, A prospective observational study investigating the association between potentially inappropriate prescribing, as identified by the PROMPT criteria, and adverse drug reactions contributing to hospitalisation in middle-aged patients, International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference, University of Newcastle, UK, 12-13 April 2018, edited by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain , 26, (S1), Wiley, 2018, pp20 - 21, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED  URL
Burns D, Stephens G, Grimes T, Shared electronic patient record access for community pharmacists - is there a need and what are important considerations for the design, use and implementation?, International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference, University of Newcastle, UK, 12-13 April 2018, edited by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain , 26, (S1), Wiley, 2018, pp15 - 16, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED  URL
Bhagwan V, Kirke C, Meehan F, Hickey M, Kinlan E and Grimes T, A quality improvement project addressing peri-operative medication reconciliation and administration in elective surgical patients using five or more medications pre-admission, International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference, University of Newcastle, UK, 12-13 April 2018, edited by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain , 26, (S1), Wiley, 2018, pp35 - 36, Notes: [Oral presentation, PechaKucha and poster presentation], Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED  URL
Munshi R, Grimes T, Age-related hospitalisation resulting from medicine-related problems: A systematic review protocol, American Journal of Health System Pharmacy, 11th Medication Safety Conference 2018 , Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2-4 November 2018, edited by American Society of Health System Pharmacy , 2018, Poster, PRESENTED
Bhagwan V, Grimes T, Qualitative exploration of hospital doctors' views of medication reconciliation compliance for planned admission of surgical polypharmacy patients, International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference, University of Newcastle, UK, 12-13 April 2018, edited by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain , 26, (S1), Wiley, 2018, pp43 - 44, Poster, PUBLISHED  URL
  

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Lewis P, Grimes T, Clinical prioritisation tools. Right patient, right time, right pharmacist., Hospital Pharmacists' Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland, April 2019, 2019, HPAI, Notes: [Plenary session.], Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Grimes T., Medication reconciliation, review and integration., 4th National Clinical Programme for Older Patients Conference, Royal College of Physicians, Dublin., 29.5.2018, 2018, Health Service Executive, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Grimes T, Collaborative Pharmaceutical Care, St Vincents University Hospital Medication Safety Seminar, Dublin, Ireland, January 2016, 2016, St Vincents University Hospital, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Kirwan G; Allen A, Deasy E, Delaney T, Hayde J, McManamly C, O'Byrne J, Grimes T, Design of a protocol for a stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled trial of a complex intervention , Faculty of Health Science Research Day, Dublin, Ireland, September 2016, edited by Faculty of Health Science, TCD , 2016, Poster, PUBLISHED
Grimes T, Stebbins M, Medication safety in transition of care, 20th Congress of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists, Hamburg Germany, 24-27 March, 2015, European Association of Hospital Pharmacists, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Grimes T, E-learning in Pharmacy Practice, transferability to Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing. , LIAT-Ph First Conference (Portoroz) - Competency Based Curriculum for Industrial Pharmacy, Protoroz, Slovenia, September 2015, edited by Linking Industrial and Academia in Teaching Pharmaceutical Development & Manufacture (LIAT-Ph) , 2015, Notes: [http://liatph.com/liat-ph-first-conference-competency-based-curriculum-for-industrial-pharmacy/], Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Kirwan G, O'Byrne J, Delaney T, Allen A, Deasy E, McManamly C, Grimes T, Protocol design for a stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled trial of a complex pharmaceutical care intervention, All Ireland Schools of Pharmacy Conference, Dublin, Ireland, April 2015, edited by School of Pharmacy, TCD , 2015, Poster, PUBLISHED
Grimes T, An introduction to medicines reconciliation, HSE Medicines Safety Information Day: Update for senior nurses and midwives, Dublin, January 2014, 2014, HSE Medicines Management Programme, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Grimes T, Creating staff collaboration to improve medication management and reduce medication errors., Reducing Medication Errors in Healthcare Services - Conference 2014, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, June, 2014, CMG Events, Notes: [[Invited speaker]], Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Grimes T., Optimisation of Medicines Use: The Republic of Ireland's Perspective., Quality + Safety = Improvement + Efficiency, Antrim, Northern Ireland, January 2013, 2013, Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Notes: [Invited speaker], Invited Talk, PUBLISHED

  

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Award Date
HSE Open Access Research Award 2014
Irish Times/ InterTrade Ireland Public Service Innovation Award 2011
Hugh McGavock Bursary for Best Abstract (Drug Utilisation and Research Group, UK & Ireland) 2010
Green Belt in Six Sigma Process Improvement 2006