Barbara D H Williams

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Barbara D H Williams

Fellow’s Profile

Barbara D H Williams

Pharmaceutical services for the elderly

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Fellowship year

1979

Locality

East Midlands

Biography

I was awarded a Fellowship over 40 years ago to study pharmaceutical services for the elderly. Previously I had researched this topic in my local area with a study of 100 clients. I investigated their need for knowledge about their medication and assistance to understand and follow the directions from the clinician. During my Fellowship I hoped to discover how these concerns were handled in the countries I visited. After returning from my Fellowship travels, I was able to incorporate in my own service the ideas obtained whilst visiting overseas practitioners. Before retirement I was pharmacy manager for a group of hospitals in Morayshire. The Fellowship enhanced my personal and professional life. I became confident travelling alone and meeting pharmacists and health workers. It gave me the ability to improve the services I was responsible for. In recent years I have acted as a mentor to an applicant. I have promoted the Fellowship when giving talks about my experiences both to professional and interested community groups, the most recent to the Mothers' Union at my church. My Fellowship gave me great confidence and a keenness to continue to assist older people with their medication in the UK.

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