Swansea University Professor secures funding to integrate digital platform within Local Health Board

Professor Sue Jordan from the College of Human and Health Sciences at Swansea University has been awarded funds for a strategic secondment to Hywel Dda University Health Board to investigate the integration of a medicines monitoring tool 'ADRe' into their electronic systems.










Professor Sue Jordan, lead researcher in the medicines management group in Swansea,  has been awarded a CHERISH Strategic Secondment  (£2000, 40 hours) to explore linking the Adverse Drug Reaction (ADRe) Profile into the electronic records of the Hywel dda University Health Board. 

The ADRe profile is a tool which can be administered by nurses or care assistants to identify physical health problems potentially related to medicines prescribed for mental health.  At the moment ADRe has been used in care homes and in a paper format. 

Professor Jordan will work with UHB technical team to understand how ADRe can be integrated in existing systems, and co-create the online ‘look and feel’ of the profile.

Professor Jordan notes, “By integrating this tool, we give nurses a comprehensive system which; 1) brings all information about a patient onto a single screen and 2) crucially offers guidelines and suggestions on how to manage a patient’s health”.

The idea for applying for a secondment opportunity came from, in part, a collaboration on a final year BSc project around digitizing ADRe co supervised by Dr. Tom Owen.