Research topic: Exploring the impact of non medical prescribing on the role identity of physiotherapists Qualifications: MA (Applied Professional Research) Craduate Cert IP Post Grad Certificate SP BSc (Open) Dip Acupuncture Dip Physiotherapy
The aim of the study is to explore the impact of non medical prescribing on the role identity of physiotherapists using a mixed methods study design comprised of 3 phases. Phase 1 exploratory using interviews to explore attitudes and perceptions of a range of stakeholders within physiotherapy and members of the public with regards to the impact of non medical prescribing on the role identity. of physiotherapists. Phase 2 will seek to develop a questionnaire with the focus of interrogating the concepts and categories raised during the interviews. Phase 3 will see the questionnaire shared with the UK physiotherapy profession. Qualitative analysis of the interviews will follow a constant comparative method leading to development of a grounded theory, with cognitive interviewing being utilised in Phase 2 for questionnaire development. Descriptive Statistical analysis will be applied to the findings from the questionnaire.
Supervisors: Dr Trudy Thomas and Professor Jenny Billings Research Group: Clinical and Professional Practice
Publications: Waldock C Bedford D, 2019, Prescribing challenges following bariatric surgery, Journal of Prescribing Practice.1(9):344-348 Waldock C, 2017, Myofascial pain masquerading as neuropathic pain, JAACP, Summer 29(1) Moffatt D, Thomas T, Waldock C, 2016, Advising patients on prevention and management of sporting injuries in the pharmacy, The Pharmaceutical Journal, 297 (7892) Waldock C, 2013, Evaluation of a group acupuncture service in a National Health Service outpatient physiotherapy department JAACP Spring