Who is Professor Stephen Bazire?

 In Mental Health, New Product, Pharmacy Information

Ashtons has a long and fruitful history of working with Professor Stephen Bazire. Currently, Ashtons subscribes to the online clinical support tools that he was responsible for developing, which include Choice and Medication and MaPPs (Medicines: A Patient Profile Summary). Ashtons make these available on the Live View portal for clinical staff so they can get access to information on medication.

Professor Bazire recently visited our state of the art dispensary and Head Office in Brighton to catch up with us, and he also went through the exciting new features in the latest version of MaPPs. There is a new, clearer format to the patient leaflets which can be downloaded or printed, and additional features including the generation of a reminder chart or a MAR sheet.

Who is Stephen Bazire?

Professor Bazire is a pharmacist who has been involved in mental health for many years, as Chief Pharmacist at the Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. He is also an Honorary Professor for the School of Pharmacy at the University of East Anglia, a Trustee for Norwich and Central Norfolk Mind and a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.

Some of his key areas of interest in mental health include depression, bipolar, adult ADHD, automation and electronic prescribing. He has also helped produce NICE guidance.

For all his efforts and services to pharmacy, he was awarded an MBE in 2010.

Hobbies and interests

Apart from helping the mental health sector, Professor Bazire’s other interests include playing in a barn dance band, railways and, along with his family, being shareholders and season ticket holders at Norwich City FC, experiencing the ups and downs of actively supporting their local football team.

The Psychotropic Drug Directory

Apart from helping many service users get access to information about their treatment via Choice and Medication and MaPPs online products, Professor Bazire is the author of textbooks. The Psychotropic Drug Directory provides a source of information on drug treatment options for mental health conditions by providing help with selecting drugs and doses, as well as switching and stopping treatment.

The book was first published in 1993 and has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide in three languages across 27 editions.

Ashtons has started to supply books, including the Psychotropic Drug Directory, via our online ordering system or please contact our Customer Service Team for further details on 0345 222 3550.

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