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Email:
S.M.Latter@soton.ac.uk

Professor Susan Latter RN, PGDip HV, BSc (Hons), PhD

Professor of Nursing

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Professor Sue Latter is lead for the Medicines Optimisation Research Theme, in the Fundamental Care and Safety Research Group. Sue is leading national and international research into prescribing and medicines optimisation, as part of supporting patient self-management of long term conditions, end –of-life care and promoting antimicrobial stewardship. Her research and publications also include a focus on patient experience of self-management and evaluation of patient-centred interventions for self-management of long term conditions. Sue has also played a leading role in the development of clinical academic careers for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals in the UK.

Discovering the best ways to help professionals and patients optimise the use of medicines is a critical part of effective health care.

Strategic development and leadership in research

Leading national and international research into the quality and impact of non-medical prescribing and medicines management interventions.
Leading research into patient experience of self management and evaluation of patient-centred interventions for self management of long term conditions
Strategic development and leadership in research careers development, including clinical academic careers

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Research interests

Leading national and international research into the quality and impact of non-medical prescribing

Evaluating patient-centred interventions to promote patient self management of medicines

Multidisciplinary research into patient experience of self management of long term conditions

Multidisciplinary research evaluating the impact of health professional interventions for self management of long term conditions

Applied research focused on the concept of self-efficacy to enhance health professional interventions for patient self management

Research group

Fundamental Care and Safety

Research project(s)

IMPROVE-Stroke: IMproving the PRevention Of Vascular Events after Stroke or TIA: a randomised controlled pilot trial of nurse independent prescriber-led care pathway-based risk factor management

This multi-disciplinary study will evaluate a nurse-led intervention for patients managing symptoms post-stroke or TIA.

Self-Management of analgesia and related treatments at the end of life (SMARTE)

Despite there being a good understanding of patient and carer concerns regarding opioid analgesia and related side effects, much less is known about the best ways of addressing these concerns. We aim to develop a support tool to improve the management of medications for pain relief, nausea constipation and drowsiness in patients with significant pain approaching the end of life within a theoretically informed behaviour change framework. The expected benefits of the Self-management Support Tool for patients will be improvements in symptom relief and increased confidence in managing medicines and related side effects by themselves, or jointly with their informal carer.

A phase I-II feasibility trial of Cancer Carer Medicines Management (CCMM): an educational intervention for carer management of pain medication in cancer patients at end of life.

The development of an integrated early detection and intervention model for Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder

This important, high-impact research programme will provide evidence to inform future national guidance on the management of ADHD.

Evaluation of nurse & pharmacist independent prescribing - Dormant

The overall aim of the study was to evaluate nurse and pharmacist independent prescribing in order to inform planning for current and future prescribers.

An Evaluation of Extended Formulary Independent Nurse Prescribing - Dormant

An evaluation of the expansion of extended formulary independent nurse prescribing to inform future developments for prescribing in nursing and other health professions.

Improving medicine-taking in diabetes care: An evaluation of an educational intervention for use by nursing prescribers - Dormant

The study aimed to develop and deliver a theory-based educational intervention for nurse prescribers designed to influence diabetes patients' beliefs about medicines (BaM) in order to improve the effectiveness of their medicine-taking

Mapping and understanding the scope and role of specialist cancer helplines in the UK and the barriers and enablers to maximizing their effectiveness

This project aims to map cancer helplines in the UK and understand the communication processes used by callers and helpline agents.

Screening for malnutrition by community nurses: Barriers and facilitators

The project aims to understand community nurses' views about barriers and facilitators to undertaking nutritional screening using a qualitative approach. 

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Working Paper

Teaching research methods for postgraduate students

Teaching self management of long term conditions - theory, research and practice

Professor Susan Latter
University of Southampton Faculty of Health Sciences Building 67 Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number:67/E4013

Telephone:(023) 8059 7959
Email:S.M.Latter@soton.ac.uk

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