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Dr. Tamasine Grimes

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


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
 PACT - Collaborative Pharmaceutical Care at Tallaght Hospital
 AMNCH Integrated Medicines Management Study

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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
Grimes, Tamasine C, Is it time for greater patient involvement to enhance transitional medication safety?, BMJ Quality & Safety, 2021, pbmjqs-2021-014116 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
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
Grimes T, Garfield S, Kelly D, Cahill J, Wheeler C, Cromie S, Franklin BD, Household Medication Safety Practices during the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Descriptive Qualitative Study Protocol, BMJ Open, 10, (11 ), 2020, p1 - 6, Notes: [doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-044441. https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/10/11/e044441.full], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Smeaton T., McElwaine P., C ullen J , Santos - Martinez M. J. ,D easy E., Widdowson M., Grimes T . C ., A prospective observational pilot study of adverse drug reactions contributing to hospitalisation in a cohort of middle-aged adults aged 45- 64 years., Drugs & Therapy Perspectives, 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Redmond P, Munir K, Alabi O, Grimes T, Clyne B, Hughes C, Fahey T, Barriers and facilitators of medicines reconciliation at transitions of care in Ireland - a qualitative study, BMC Family Practice, 21, 2020, p116-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
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  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Ryan, T.J.; Grimes, T.; Henman, M.C.; Sheachnasaigh, E.N.; O'Dwyer, M.; Roche, C.; Ryder, S.A.; Sasse, A.; Walsh, J.J. & D'Arcy, D.M, Design and Implementation of an Integrated Competency-Focused Pharmacy Programme: A Case Report., Pharmacy, 7, (3), 2019, pdoi.org/10.3390/pharmacy703012 , Notes: [doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy7030121], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
World Health Organisation, Medication Safety in Transitions of Care. , Geneva, World Health Organisation, June, 2019, Notes: [Each country participating in the third WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm is urged to take early priority action to improve medication safety in high-risk situations and reduce harm by (5): . identifying its objectives by convening a group of technical experts, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, patients, regulators, and health system leaders to select and prioritize a small number of high-risk (high-alert) medications and high-risk situations for action that are applicable to their situation and achievable with the resources available; . developing a plan to achieve those objectives, including the processes, systems, patient involvement and education and training of health care professionals needed to deliver them; . developing a range of sustainable strategies of proven efficacy to address each of the priority areas in medication safety identified by the country, as medication errors are often caused by a combination of medication, provider and patient, and systems factors; . developing a strong safety culture within health care; . promoting and supporting the establishment of systems for reporting medication errors at national and institutional level.], Report, PUBLISHED  URL
World Health Organisation, Medication Safety in High Risk Situations, Geneva, World Health Organisation, June, 2019, Notes: [Each country participating in the third WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm is urged to take early priority action to improve medication safety in high-risk situations and reduce harm by (5): . identifying its objectives by convening a group of technical experts, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, patients, regulators, and health system leaders to select and prioritize a small number of high-risk (high-alert) medications and high-risk situations for action that are applicable to their situation and achievable with the resources available; . developing a plan to achieve those objectives, including the processes, systems, patient involvement and education and training of health care professionals needed to deliver them; . developing a range of sustainable strategies of proven efficacy to address each of the priority areas in medication safety identified by the country, as medication errors are often caused by a combination of medication, provider and patient, and systems factors; . developing a strong safety culture within health care; . promoting and supporting the establishment of systems for reporting medication errors at national and institutional level.], Report, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
World Health Organisation, Medication Safety in Polypharmacy, Geneva, World Health Organisation, June, 2019, Report, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  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