UK veterinary professionals' perceptions and experiences of adverse drug reaction reporting

Davies, Heather, Pinchbeck, Gina ORCID: 0000-0002-5671-8623, Noble, Peter-John M, Diesel, Gillian, Pirmohamed, Munir ORCID: 0000-0002-7534-7266, Anderson, Nadine and Killick, David R ORCID: 0000-0002-8787-7651
(2022) UK veterinary professionals' perceptions and experiences of adverse drug reaction reporting. VETERINARY RECORD, 191 (6). e1796-.

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<h4>Background</h4>Spontaneous reporting of suspected adverse drug reactions (ADRs) is the cornerstone of pharmacovigilance. Despite this, it is believed that there is significant under-reporting in the veterinary setting. Low reporting rates delay marketing authorisation holders (MAHs) and regulators taking mitigating action in the case of safety concerns.<h4>Method</h4>We designed a survey to explore the perceptions, attitudes and experiences of UK veterinary professionals towards ADR reporting. The survey was advertised widely through conventional and social media and at several conferences.<h4>Results</h4>In total, 260 respondents completed the survey, including 210 veterinary surgeons, 49 veterinary nurses and one suitably qualified person. Respondents generally understood the need to report ADRs. The main barrier to reporting was the suspected ADR being well known, and the most popular potential facilitator identified was the ability to report via the practice management system. Facilitation via education in the form of a pharmacovigilance themed continuing professional development event was particularly popular among veterinary nurses, who reported time as being less of a barrier to reporting than their veterinary surgeon counterparts.<h4>Conclusions</h4>Our findings suggest that technological interventions to facilitate reporting and empowerment of veterinary nurses to report through a tailored training event should be explored further.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Humans, Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting Systems, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Veterinarians, Pharmacovigilance, Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions, United Kingdom
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2022 08:35
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 21:00
DOI: 10.1002/vetr.1796
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