Dr David Terry

Senior lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy

Phone: 0121 204 3941
email:d.terry@aston.ac.uk
Room number: Office at Birmingham
Children’s Hospital 

MB442

Research Group

Applied Health Research Group

Research Centre

Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA)

David Terry

I joined the School of Life & Health Sciences on 1st April 2011 as a visiting senior lecturer in clinical pharmacy. I work part-time for the University and part-time for Birmingham Children’s Hospital (BCH) where I am Director of the Academic Practice Unit (APU). I joined BCH in 2006 after spending a couple of years as Head of Medicines Management at Sandwell PCT. Before then i worked for 20 years in the pharmacy at Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trustl.

I graduated from Aston Uni in 1981, did my pre-reg at Good Hope Hospital and then spent 18 months in community pharmacy before moving to Sandwell.

I am a scientific member of the Clinical Research Network: Children, Pharmacy & Pharmacology Clinical Study Group; a member of the NICE Medicines Optimisation Guideline Development Group; member national steering group Medicines Safety Thermometer; past Chair of the West Midlands Clinical Pharmacy Group (Acute Trusts).

I am a scientific member of the Clinical Research Network: Children, Pharmacy & Pharmacology Clinical Study Group; a member of the NICE Medicines Optimisation Guideline Development Group; member national steering group Medicines Safety Thermometer; past Chair of the West Midlands Clinical Pharmacy Group (Acute Trusts).

I teach clinical pharmacy / medicines management topics to the MPharm and OSPAP programme. I am the Programme Director for both the PharmD programme and the Postgraduate Certificate in Independent Prescribing (Pharmacists) programme.

  • BSc(Hons) in Pharmacy, Aston University, 1981
  • MSc in Clinical Pharmacy, John Moore’s University Liverpool, 1997
  • PhD in Clinical Pharmacy, Aston University, 2011
  • 2013 – date Director of the Academic Practice Unit (BCH Pharmacy)
  • 2011 – date Aston University Visiting Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy
  • 2006 – date Birmingham Children’s Hospital Deputy Chief Pharmacist
  • 2004-2006 Sandwell PCTs – Head of Medicines Management
  • 1984 – 2004 Sandwell General Hospital latterly as Deputy Chief Pharmacist
Research interests include:
  • Medicines management at the interface of care
  • Medication reconciliation
  • Access to medicines for paediatric patients
  • Unlicensed medicines for children
  • Member of the Medicines Research Unit
  • 2019 CEED Study. HEE – Clinical Educators in Emergency Departments – England. £80K
  • 2018 PARED Study. HEE funding to evaluate advanced training of pharmacist clinicians in London. £50K.
  • 2018 Pill School. PRUK and GSTT to evaluate teaching children how to take medicines. Academic Lead. £62,519
  • 2018 Tech-MeAD. HEE funding to evaluate advanced training of pharmacy technicians. Project Lead. £87,712
  • 2017 PIED-PACR, PIED Extras. HEE funding to evaluate advanced training of pharmacist clinicians. £20K.
  • 2017 PIED-WM2, PIED Extras. HEE Funding to evaluate the potential of ACP Pharmacists to manage patients attending Emergency Departments. £15,781
  • 2015 Pharmacists in Emergency Department – Eng (Health Education England) - £225K
  • 2015 Study in Paediatric Advanced Clinical Electronics – Prescribing; SPACERx study (CLARHC / Aston University) PI - £60K

I supervise or co-supervise 5 PhD students and 4 PharmD students, investigating a wide range of pharmacy related topics.

  • Registered as a Pharmacist with GPhC

  • Fellow Royal Pharmaceutical Society of GB

  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

  • Member of the College of Pharmacy Practice

Selected publications

Aston J, Wilson KA, Terry DRP. The treatment-related experiences of parents, children and young people with regular prescribed medication. Int J Clin Pharm. 2019;41(1):113-21.

Hughes E, Wilkie V, Aiello M, Whyte S-A, Terry D, Steinke G, et al. Pharmacists in Urgent and Emergency Care: Evidence and Recommendations for Implementation. Health Education England; 2019.

Alyami H, Koner J, Huynh C, Terry D, Mohammed AR. Current opinions and recommendations of paediatric healthcare professionals - The importance of tablets: Emerging orally disintegrating versus traditional tablets. PLoS One. 2018;13(2):e0193292.

Hughes E, Terry D, Huynh C, Petridis K, Aiello M, Mazard L, Ubhi H, Terry A, Wilson K, Sinclair A. Future enhanced clinical role of pharmacists in Emergency Departments in England: multi-site observational evaluation. Int J Clin Pharm. 2017. DOI 10.1007/s11096-017-0497-4. Available at http://rdcu.be/tIK9 [open access].

Huynh, C., Wong, I.C.K., Correa-West, J., Terry, D., McCarthy, S. Paediatric Patient Safety and the Need for Aviation Black Box Thinking to Learn From and Prevent Medication Errors. Pediatric Drugs 2017. DOI: 10.1007/s40272-017-0214-8

Aiello, M., Terry, D., Selopal, N., Huynh, C., Hughes, E. Examining the emerging roles for pharmacists as part of the urgent, acute and emergency care workforce. Clinical Pharmacist 2017. Vol 9, No 2, online | DOI: 10.1211/CP.2017.20202238

Alyami H, Dahmash E, Alyami F, Dahmash D, Huynh C, Terry D, Mohammed A. Dosage form preference consultation study in children and young adults: paving the way for patient-centred and patient-informed dosage form development. Eur J Hosp Pharm. 2017;24:332-337. DOI:10.1136/ejhpharm-2016-001023

 

Alyami, H., Koner, J., Dahmash, E. Z., Bowen, J., Terry, D. & Mohammed, A. R. Microparticle surface layering through dry coating: impact of moisture content and process parameters on the properties of orally disintegrating tablets. J Pharm Pharmacol 2016. DOI: 10.1111/jphp.12623

 

Gray N, Shaw KL, Smith FJ, Burton J, Prescott J, Roberts R, Terry D, McDonagh. The Role of Pharmacists in Caring for Young People with Chronic Illness. J Adolesc Health. 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2015.10.047

 

Terry D, Petridis K, Aiello M, Sinclair A, Huynh C, Mazard L, et al. The potential for pharmacists to manage patients attending emergency departments. Int J Pharm Pract. 2016;24 (Suppl1)(4). DOI: 10.1111/ijpp.12258/epdf

 

Aston J, Wilson K, Terry D. Starting a new medicine study. Arch Dis Child. 2016;101(9):e2.54-e2. DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2016-311535.58

 

Aston J, Wilson K, Sinclair A, Terry D. A telephone survey to determine the experiences of children and their parents/carers, following the initiation of a new medicine. Eur J Hosp Pharm. 2016;August. DOI: 10.1136/ejhpharm-2016-000925

 

Terry D. The science of writing an article – or is it art? J Pharm Clin 2016; 35(2): 75-7 DOI:10.1684/jpc.2016.0329

 

Gray NJ, McDonagh JE, Barker C, Burton J, Campbell R, Prescott J, Shaw KL, Smith FJ, Terry D. The role of the pharmacist in the support of young people with chronic illness, through the exemplar of juvenile arthritis. J Adolesc Health 2016; 58(2): S16. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2015.10.047

 

Huynh C, Tomlin S, Jani Y, Solanki GA, Haley H, Smith RE, Lowey A, Sinclair A, Wilson KA, Wong  ICK, Terry D. An evaluation of the epidemiology of medication discrepancies and clinical significance of medicines reconciliation in children admitted to hospital. Arch Dis Child Published Online First:  13 November 2015. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2015-308591

Lajoinie A, Henin E, Kassal B, Terry D. Solid oral forms availability in children: A cost-saving investigation. Br J Clin Pharm. 2014;78(5):1080-9. DOI: 10.1111/bcp.12442

 

Gutermann L, Decottignies A, Sharif K, Sinclair A, Rieutord A, Terry D. Parents and carers of patients who had liver transplants: opinions and experiences of medication issues. Eur J Hosp Pharm. 2014;21:339-43. DOI: 10.1136/ejhpharm-2013-000439

 

Gray NJ, McDonagh JE, Prescott J, Smith FJ, Harvey K, Shaw KL, Terry D. Arthriting – Insights about the links between identity, arthritis and medication in the blogs of young people living with juvenile arthritis. J Adolesc Health 2014; 54: S18. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2013.10.050

 

Gray NJ, Harvey K, Prescott J, Roberts R, Shaw KL, Smith FJ, et al. Spelling of Medication Names in Young People's Blogs About Juvenile Arthritis. Rheumatology. 2014;53:9-10.

 

Gray NJ, Harvey K, Prescott J, Roberts R, Shaw KL, Smith FJ, et al. Context Is Everything: Supporting Young People Taking Medication for Arthritis. Rheumatology. 2014;53:10-.

 

Gray NJ, McDonagh JE, Harvey K, Prescott J, Shaw KL, Smith FJ, Stephenson R, Terry D, Fleck K, Roberts R. Arthriting: Exploring the relationship between identity and medicines use, and to identify the contribution of medicines and pharmacy services, for the care of young people with arthritis. Final report. Pharmacy Research UK, London; July 2013.

 

Huynh, C., Terry, D., Tomlin, S., Jani, Y., Haley, H., Smith, R., Lowey, A., Sinclair, A., Wilson, K. & Wong, I.C.K. 2012. The clinical significance of medicines reconciliation in children admitted to hospital. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf., 21, 788-798. DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2012-301728.14

 

Huynh C, Jani Y, Tomlin S, Terry DRP, Sinclair AG, Wilson KA, et al. Epidemiology of medication discrepancies upon hospital admission in children – a systematic review. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 2012;97(5):e7.1-e7.