Judith Burrows

last updated 3/8/2018

Judith Burrows

Lecturer and Program Coordinator at Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence

Location:
20 Cornwall St Woolloongabba, Wellers Hill, Queensland, Australia

General Information

Experience

Lecturer - The University of Queensland

Assistant Director of Pharmacy Services - The Prince Charles Hospital

Education

Pharmacy , University of Queensland

Master - Clinical Pharmacy , 

Affiliations

QUM Advisor - Health Workforce Queensland

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Malawi medicine advances with UQ help - Health - The University of Queensland, Australia

Malawi medicine advances with UQ help | Judy Burrows (left) and Dina Kamowa at the University of Malawi, where they had been invited to take part in an academic procession for graduating students.
Judy Burrows (left) and Dina Kamowa at the University of Malawi, where they had been invited to take part in an academic procession for graduating students. When Judy Burrows first arrived in the African country of Malawi to help improve medication management at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, what she saw was often "appalling, jaw-dropping". But after two visits the University of Queensland School of Pharmacy lecturer is pleased to see progress is under way. "Initially, I saw things such as morphine mixture being stored in an unlocked drug trolley in water bottles without labels," Ms Burrows said. "There were a lot of out-of-date medicines, tablet containers with no expiry dates marked and different strengths and brands of tablets all mixed in together. "Many supplies weren't locked or secured, so theft of medication was a significant problem." Ms Burrows said on her initial trip to the impoverished nation - where the average wage is AU$1.30 per day -pharmacists were reluctant to leave the pharmacy and venture into the hospital wards to provide services over and above procurement and dispensing. "When the opportunity presented itself to assist Dina, it took me all of five seconds to agree to it," Ms Burrows said. During her time in Malawi, Ms Burrows helped stage a medication safety workshop, taught a range of subjects to pharmacy students, performed ward rounds and attended a graduation. Importantly, she supervised the implementation of a pilot project to introduce a ward pharmacy service. Ms Burrows said the project's aim was to improve medication management, safety and efficiency, and to reduce costs and waste, enhancing the contribution that pharmacists could make to patient care. Media: Ms Judy Burrows, j.burrows@uq.edu.au , +61 7 3346 1956; UQ Communications Robert Burgin, r.burgin@uq.edu.au,+61 7 3346 3035, +61 (0) 448 410 364.

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Malawi medicine advances with UQ help - Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - The University of Queensland, Australia

Malawi medicine advances with UQ help | Judy Burrows (left) and Dina Kamowa at the University of Malawi, where they had been invited to take part in an academic procession for graduating students.
Judy Burrows (left) and Dina Kamowa at the University of Malawi, where they had been invited to take part in an academic procession for graduating students. Judy Burrows (left) and Dina Kamowa at the University of Malawi, where they had been invited to take part in an academic procession for graduating students. When Judy Burrows first arrived in the African country of Malawi to help improve medication management at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, what she saw was often "appalling, jaw-dropping". But after two visits the University of Queensland School of Pharmacy lecturer is pleased to see progress is under way. "Initially, I saw things such as morphine mixture being stored in an unlocked drug trolley in water bottles without labels," Ms Burrows said. "There were a lot of out-of-date medicines, tablet containers with no expiry dates marked and different strengths and brands of tablets all mixed in together. "Many supplies weren't locked or secured, so theft of medication was a significant problem." Ms Burrows said on her initial trip to the impoverished nation - where the average wage is AU$1.30 per day -pharmacists were reluctant to leave the pharmacy and venture into the hospital wards to provide services over and above procurement and dispensing. "When the opportunity presented itself to assist Dina, it took me all of five seconds to agree to it," Ms Burrows said. During her time in Malawi, Ms Burrows helped stage a medication safety workshop, taught a range of subjects to pharmacy students, performed ward rounds and attended a graduation. Importantly, she supervised the implementation of a pilot project to introduce a ward pharmacy service. Ms Burrows said the project's aim was to improve medication management, safety and efficiency, and to reduce costs and waste, enhancing the contribution that pharmacists could make to patient care. Media: Ms Judy Burrows, j.burrows@uq.edu.au , +61 7 3346 1956; UQ Communications Robert Burgin, r.burgin@uq.edu.au,+61 7 3346 3035, +61 (0) 448 410 364.

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Ms Judith Burrows - Pharmacist Advisor; QUM Facilitator- Health Workforce QLD

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