Dr Elizabeth Mills

Title: Senior Lecturer
Phone: 01782 734207 (via Bev Oakden)
Email: e.r.mills@keele.ac.uk
Location: Hornbeam Building, Room 2.08
Role: ISTM Research theme: Sustainable Pharmacy
Director of Postgraduate Programmes
Contacting me: E-mail me, or call Bev Oakden on the number above
Lizzie Mills

I joined the postgraduate team in July 2007 as course manager for the Community Pharmacy Programme. I am now a Senior Lecturer and the Director of Postgraduate Programmes. I am the strategic lead for all our postgraduate programmes.  I was awarded a Keele University Learning and Teaching award in 2010 for my innovation in course development. I am a committee member of the UKCPA Education and Training Committee and a Fellow of the Faculty of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

My research interest is in education and professional development. My PhD studies involved the testing of the General Level Competency Framework (GLF) with community pharmacists. This has now been adopted by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society as the Foundation Pharmacy Framework to support pharmacists in their first few years of practice. I have researched the quality management of pharmacy pre-registration training. This research has helped to inform the debate around the restructuring of pharmacy pre-registration training and fed into the recommendations from Modernising Pharmacy Careers. More recently I have conducted research into the training needs of pharmacist working in GP practices. 

ISTM Research theme: Sustainable Pharmacy

I have an interest in research into pharmacy education.

My PhD studies involved the testing of the General Level Competency Framework (GLF) with community pharmacists.

More recently I have conducted research into the quality management of pharmacy pre-registration training including the use of a survey as a quality management tool and the use of workplace based assessments.

This research has helped inform the debate around the restructuring of pharmacy pre-registration training.

Selected Publications

  • Mills ER, Blenkinsopp A, Black P. 2013. Quality Management in medical foundation training: Lessons for Pharmacy. Pharmacy Education, vol. 13(1), 75-81.
  • Mills ER, Blenkinsopp A, Black P. 2013. Quality Management in Pharmacy pre-registration training: Current Practice. Pharmacy Education, vol. 13(1), 82-86.
  • Mills ER, Blenkinsopp A, Black P. 2013. Quality Management in Pharmacy pre-registration training: Recommendations for the future. Pharmacy Education, vol. 13(1), 87-92.
  • Mills ER and Warren S. 2013. Delivering learning material virtually in the event of adverse weather. Pharmaceutical Journal, vol. 290, 355-356.
  • Mills E, Bates I, Davies MC, Duggan C, Laaksonen R. 2010. Self-assessment of competence in a community pharmacy setting. Pharmacy in Practice, vol. 5(3), 189-199.

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Journal Articles

  • Mills ER, Blenkinsopp A, Black P. 2013. Quality Management in medical foundation training: Lessons for Pharmacy. Pharmacy Education, vol. 13(1), 75-81.
  • Mills ER, Blenkinsopp A, Black P. 2013. Quality Management in Pharmacy pre-registration training: Current Practice. Pharmacy Education, vol. 13(1), 82-86.
  • Mills ER, Blenkinsopp A, Black P. 2013. Quality Management in Pharmacy pre-registration training: Recommendations for the future. Pharmacy Education, vol. 13(1), 87-92.
  • Mills ER and Warren S. 2013. Delivering learning material virtually in the event of adverse weather. Pharmaceutical Journal, vol. 290, 355-356.
  • Mills E, Bates I, Davies MC, Duggan C, Laaksonen R. 2010. Self-assessment of competence in a community pharmacy setting. Pharmacy in Practice, vol. 5(3), 189-199.
  • Mills E and Black P. 2009. Self-directed learning and advanced practice development in pharmacy. Pharmaceutical Journal, vol. 283, 535.
  • Mills ER, Farmer D, Bates I, Davies DG, Webb DG, McRobbie D. 2008. Evaluating a competency framework for pharmacists working in primary care and community pharmacy: the new General Level Framework. PHARMACY WORLD & SCIENCE, vol. 30(4), 395-396. link>
  • Mills ER, Farmer D, Bates I, Davies DG, Webb DG, McRobbie D. 2008. The new General Level Framework: a mechanism to support primary care and community pharmacy practice. PHARMACY WORLD & SCIENCE, vol. 30(4), 422-423. link>
  • Mills E, Farmer D, Bates I, Davies G, Webb D. 2008. The General Level Framework: use in primary care and community pharmacy to support professional development. IJPP, vol. 16, 325-331.
  • Mills ER, Farmer D, Bates I, Davies DG, Webb DG, McRobbie D. 2007. The new general level framework: a mechanism to support primary care and community pharmacy practice. PHARMACY WORLD & SCIENCE, vol. 29(3), 295-297. link>
  • Laaksonen R, Mills E, Davies G, Duggan C, Bates I. 2007. The effect of training and service provision o the self assessed competence of community phaemacists. IJPP, vol. 15, 141-147.
  • Gilbert H, Mills E, Ward E. 2006. How can community pharmacists become involved in practice research?. Pharmaceutical Journal, vol. 276, 104.
  • Laaksonen R, Mills E, Davies C, Duggan C, Bates I, Mackie C. 2006. The self-assessed competence of community pharmacists and participation in clinical training. Dosis, vol. 22(3), 205-216.
  • Dodds L, Farmer D, Mackie C, Mills E. 2005. Defining competency. Chemist and Druggist, vol. 26, 26-27.
  • Mills E, Laaksonen R, Bates I, Davies G, Duggan C. 2005. Self-assessment of competence in a community pharmacy setting. Pharmacy Education, vol. 5(3/4), 189-199.
  • Mills E, Farmer D, Bates I, Davies G, Webb D, McRobbie D. 2005. The development of an evidence-led competency framwork for pharmacists working in primary care and the community. Pharmaceutical Journal, vol. 275, 48-52.

Other

  • Mills E, Black P, Blenkinsopp A. 2009. Future quality management starategies for pharmacy Pre-registration training: A scoping study.
  • Mills E, Black P, Blenkinsopp A. 2008. Future quality management strategies for pharmacy pre-registration training.
  • Mills E, Blenkinsopp A, Black P. 2008. Prescribing in Foundation Year One: A comprehendium of training, assessment and clinical governance resources.