Twitter handle: @colemajj
Condition or job title: Professor in Clinical Pharmacology and Medical Education
Place of treatment/care or workplace: University of Birmingham
Jamie is a medical doctor who qualified in 1999 from the University of Birmingham. His medical specialty is Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (CPT) – a relatively small specialty dealing with the safe and effective use of medicines. As a Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Medical Education within the School of Medicine at the University of Birmingham, Jamie enjoys a hybrid career between the NHS and the University. He works at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham doing acute and general medicine on the wards and also deals with hypertension and complex medicines management in his outpatient clinics.
In addition to teaching and clinical practice, Jamie holds a number of management positions being a commissioner of human medicines at the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, chair of the specialist advisory committee for CPT trainees in the UK, and associate editor of the Postgraduate Medical Journal. His research programme covers adverse drug reactions, patient safety, decision support systems and, in particular, electronic prescribing, for which he is nationally recognised. He is currently co-principal investigator on an NIHR-funded programme grant investigating the implementation of hospital electronic prescribing systems in England.
Jamie has also been instrumental in the establishment of SCRIPT, a suite of e-learning modules to develop and maintain professional knowledge and competence in prescribing and therapeutics. He is an active member of the clinical section committee of the British Pharmacological Society with a particular interest in education and training.