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Zoe Edwards

Research Fellow in Medicine Optimisation

Faculty/Dept/School School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
(Faculty of Life Sciences)


Zoes background as a community pharmacist allows her to use her experience in pharmacy services and her interest in palliative care to study ways of combining the two. IMPACCT (Improving the management of pain from advanced cancer in the community) was an NIHR funded programme grant involving Leeds, York and Bradford Universities. Zoe led the pharmacy proof-of-concept study looking at how patients with advanced cancer use pharmacies and their services and designing an intervention for this patient group. Zoe then used RCF funding (obtained May 2017) to conduct a systematic review and  apply for further funding. She was part of a successful grant application of £1.3 million from Yorkshire Cancer Research starting in July2018 along with Leeds and Hull Universities (RESOLVE). Her part of this work is looking at Hospice pharmacist medicines consultations for patients with advanced cancer focusing on pain, breathlessness and fatigue.


Palliative care, pharmacy services, medicines optimisation, cancer, pain, community pharmacy, Medicines Use Review, New Medicine Service.