Pharmacy Homeless Outreach Engagement Non medical Independent prescribing Rx (PHOENIx) after drug overdose for people experiencing homelessness: protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial

  • Farmer, Natalia (CoI)
  • Lowrie, Dr Richard (PI)
  • Johnson, Chris (CoI)
  • McPherson, Dr Andrew (CoI)
  • Stock, Kate (CoI)
  • Knapp, Megan (CoI)
  • Lucey , Sharon (CoI)
  • Provan , George (CoI)
  • Lombard , Cian (CoI)
  • Spencer , Dr Ruth (CoI)
  • Sills, Dr Laura (CoI)
  • Williams , Dr Andrea E (CoI)
  • Montgomery, Margret (CoI)
  • Hislop , Jenifer (CoI)
  • Campbell, John (CoI)
  • MacDonald, Lynn (CoI)
  • Liddell, Dave (CoI)
  • Maguire, Dr Donogh (CoI)
  • Paudyal, Dr Vibhu (CoI)
  • Mair, Prof Frances (CoI)
  • Wishart, Steven (CoI)
  • Duncan, Dr Clare (CoI)

Project Details


We will explore patient perceptions and experiences of the existing pathway for health and social care follow up post drug overdose and experience of the intervention through semi structured interviews with a purposive sample of 10-15 patients in each group (guided by data saturation considerations). This will help us better understand potential barriers and facilitators to future implementation of the service. The topic guide will be underpinned by concepts highlighted as important by Normalisation Process Theory (NPT15 - a theoretical framework used to aid development, evaluation and implementation of complex interventions). NPT is a theory that focuses on the “workability” of complex interventions in the real world. People who are homeless may be “overwhelmed” by self-management tasks and will vary in their capacity to cope with the complexities of such treatment burden depending on a range of factors such as health literacy, language, drug seeking behaviour, level of educational attainment, personal beliefs, physical and mental abilities, and structural and practical barriers to accessing care. We will be looking at the issue of treatment burden with participants through a NPT lens and considering how the intervention affects individual capacity. Findings will be considered alongside quantitative outcomes (PETS, treatment burden measure).
Short titleHomeless Outreach
StatusNot started

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


Explore the research topics touched on by this project. These labels are generated based on the underlying awards/grants. Together they form a unique fingerprint.