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Dr Duncan Petty

PositionResearch Practitioner in Primary Care Pharmacy
LocationK33, Richmond building
DepartmentBradford School of Pharmacy

Research Interests (key words only)

Polypharmacy, deprescribing, interface prescribing

Study History

  • Pharmacy degree – Sunderland University 1985
  • Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy – University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology 1989
  • PhD – University of Leeds 2003

Professional History

  • Pre-registration pharmacist - Leeds General Infirmary 1987
  • Basic Grade Pharmacist – Leeds General Infirmary 1986
  • Resident Pharmacist Derbyshire Royal Infirmary 1987 to 1989
  • Pharmacist Leeds General Infirmary (various roles) 1989 to 1997
  • Pharmaceutical Adviser - Leeds Health Authority 1997 to 1998
  • PhD Student University of Leeds 1998 to 2003
  • Prescribing Support Services Ltd (CEO) 2000 to present
  • Lecturer Practitioner - University of Leeds 2001 to 2014

Professional Activities

Research Clinical Pharmacist, University of Leeds, Institute of Health Sciences. 2015 to present

Current Projects

  • ASPIRE: Action to Support Practices Implementing Research Evidence. Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
  • Long term use of strong opioids for chronic non cancer pain
  • Use of strong opioids in palliative care
  • Improving Safety and Continuity of Medicines Management at Care Transition

Research Collaborations

  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences


  • Foy R, Leaman B, McCrorie C, Petty D, House A, Bennett M, Carder P, Faulkner S, Glidewell L, West R. Prescribing opioids in primary care: cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses of influences of patient and practice characteristics. BMJ Open May 13;6(5):e010276. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010276
  • McCrorie C, Closs J, House A, Petty D, Zeigler L, Glidewell L, West R, Foy R. Understanding long-term prescribing for non-cancer pain in primary care: a qualitative study. BMC Family Practice 2015;16:121.
  • Assessing kidney function in oral anticoagulant prescribing: an aid for safer drug and dose choices. Wood S, Petty D, Fay M and Lewington A.: Br J Cardiol 2013;20:61–4
  • Wood S, Petty D, Glidewell L, Raynor T. Are we over-dosing our elderly patients with renally excreted drugs in primary care? IJPP 2011;19 (suppl. 2):38
  • The Scale of Repeat Prescribing- time for an update Petty DR, Zermansky AG, Alldred DP. BNC Health Service Research.

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