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Dr. Tamasine Grimes

Associate Professor (Pharmacy)

Tamasine Grimes graduated with a BSc(Pharm) in 1998, and registered with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland in 1999. She completed a MSc (Hospital Pharmacy), TCD in 2001, and undertook a PhD in Clinical Pharmacy in RCSI, awarded 2010. She has worked in community, hospital and academic pharmacy. Dr Grimes research focuses on all aspects of medication safety, with particular interest in clinical pharmacy, transitions of care, 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
 Public and patient involvement with a descriptive qualitative study to explore household medication safety among people who are caring for those who are cocooning during the COVID-19 pandemic
 Household Medication Safety (The HoMeS Study)
 A Rapid Realist Review of the Need, Design, Use and Implementation of Electronic Medication Databases in Clinical Practice at Care Transitions
 Systems-based exploration of patient's and carer's self-management of medication at care transitions in Ireland.
 PACT - Collaborative Pharmaceutical Care at Tallaght Hospital

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National Clinical Effectiveness Committee, Education & Training Subgroup 2016-2020
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
Dervla Kelly, Aaron Koay, Gabriela Mineva, Monika Volz, Aoibhin McCool, Eavan McLoughlin, Ruán Ó Conluain, Manuj Sharma, Aisling Kerr, Bryony Dean Franklin, Tamasine Grimes, A scoping review of non-professional medication practices and medication safety outcomes during public health emergencies, Public health, 214, 2023, p50-60 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Eduard Negoescu, Romaric Marcilly, Samuel Cromie, Aaron Koay, Tamasine Grimes, The medication self-management work system of patients and informal carers from a human factors & ergonomics perspective: A scoping review protocol. [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review]. , HRB Open Research, 6, (4), 2023, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL  URL
Dr Rangariroyashe Chipika, Dr Tamasine Grimes, Dr Cicely Roche and Dr Emer McGowan, Authentic, Innovative and Feasible: Designing Assessments for a New Module, QQI, Let"s Talk About Assessment 2023: Rethinking Assessment in Higher Education, Dublin, 30th January 20233, edited by QQI , QQI, 2023, Notes: [], Poster, PUBLISHED  URL
Sadeq A, Strugaru M, Almutairi M, Stewart D, Ryan C, Grimes T, Interprofessional Interventions Involving Pharmacists and Targeting the Medicines Management Process Provided to Older People Residing in Nursing Homes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials., Drugs & Aging, 39, 2022, p773-794 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Grimes, Tamasine C, Is it time for greater patient involvement to enhance transitional medication safety?, BMJ Quality & Safety, 31, 2022, p247-250 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Kirwan G, O'Leary A, Walsh C, Briggs R, Robinson V, Rodzlan R, Redmond P, Grimes T., Potential Costs and Consequences Associated with Medication Error at Hospital Discharge: An Expert Judgement Study, European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Grimes T, Guinan E, Interprofessional Education focused on Medication Safety: A Systematic Review., Journal of Interprofessional Care, 2022, p1 - 20, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
AlMutairi, M., Redmond, P., Cromie, S., Grimes T., Household medicine disposal and waste management in Ireland, the need for a systems-based approach. , Irish Journal of Medical Sciences, 2022, p , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Sara Garfield, Carly Wheeler, Charles Boucher, Mike Etkind, Jill Lloyd, John Norton, Della Ogunleye, Alex Taylor, Marney Williams, Tamasine Grimes, Dervla Kelly, Bryony Dean Franklin, Medicines management at home during the COVID-19 pandemic: a qualitative study exploring the UK patient/carer perspective, International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Waldron, C., Cahill, J., Cromie, S., Delaney, T., Kennelly, S., Pevnick, J., and Grimes, T., Personal Electronic Records of Medications (PERMs) for medication reconciliation at care transitions: a rapid realist review., BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making , 21, (307), 2021, p1 - 17, Notes: [], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI

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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: [], 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