Centre for Primary Care Seminar – Dr Hayley Gorton - Suicide prevention by pharmacy teams: what can we learn from the USA & Canada?
|Dates:||20 November 2018|
|Times:||13:00 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Dr Hayley Gorton|
Hayley is a researcher and community pharmacist. Last year, she was awarded her PhD for her epidemiology research on the risk of self-harm, suicide and other unnatural death in people with epilepsy. Researching suicide made Hayley reflect on her role as a community pharmacist, and what she would do if someone was in crisis.
This has culminated in blogs and talked aimed at the pharmacy profession, including here at the CMHP annual conference in 2016. Hayley will update you on progress since then, focussing on her Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT) travel fellowship which took her to North America, to research exactly this.
She will describe her journey and findings from this fellowship which took her to New York, Nova Scotia and Washington. On the journey, she met with researchers, pharmacy teams, other healthcare professionals and charities to discuss the role of community pharmacy teams in suicide prevention. The trip ended in Washington state, where last year in became a legal requirement for pharmacists to have suicide prevention training. She will present the reflections of her journey, and some comparisons to current research she is leading at the University of Manchester.
Dr Hayley Gorton
Role: Research Associate
Organisation: Centre for Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, FBMH
Travel and Contact Information
Seminar Room, 5th Floor