Staff from the Pharmacy Department of Heart Hospital and the National Centre for Cancer Care and Research during the ceremony.
DOHA: The Pharmacy Department at the Heart Hospital (HH) and the National Centre for Cancer Care and Research (NCCCR) has conducted 20 different pieces of research in 2013, some of which was undertaken collaboratively with Qatar University.
Some of this research were published in international scientific journals, said Dr Manal Zaidan, Director of Pharmacy at HH and NCCCR addressing a ceremony recently.
In addition, 90 scientific lectures were held in 2013 as part of the Continuing Education programme to discuss new discoveries and update staff knowledge on medication information.
“We have also designed and implemented the ‘E-prescription’ programme, which aims at reducing waiting times and minimising the margin of error,” Dr Manal said addressing a recognition ceremony to congratulate staff members who have completed their postgraduate studies as well as winners of the annual competence competition.
Dr Manal Zaidan, Director of Pharmacy at HH and NCCCR, presented the most important research that was conducted by Pharmacy during 2013, as well as the collaborative work carried out with a medical team from the cardiac failure clinic.
Dr Manal explained that the ‘Clinical Information System program’ will connect all pharmacies at government hospitals and health centres.
“This system will considerably improve the service offered by providing a tool which will identify a patient’s medical history including all the medications received previously.”
Present at the ceremony which took place at the Club Hotel in Hamad Bin Khalifa Medical City, were Mahmoud Al Raisi, Chief of the Continuing Care Group at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), and Dr Mahmoud Al Mahmoud, Director of Pharmacy at Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC).