MyGroupNI Portal | Home 15 August 2018

Dear Moderator

I am seeking your assistance. My name is Dr Briege M Lagan; I am a midwife and researcher currently undertaking research at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland with Professors Marlene Sinclair and Helen Dolk.

As part of a large European funded study which is looking at medication use and safety in pregnancy we are exploring the perceptions and experiences of pregnant women who have sought information and/or purchased medications from the Internet with a particular emphasis on:         

•           Medication safety information

•           Online purchasing issues

This information will be used to help health professionals to give advice and support to pregnant women on seeking information and purchasing medication online. In addition, the study will contribute to the development of recommendations for regulators to assure the quality of online information on medication safety in pregnancy and purchasing medications from the Internet. The study has been approved by the University of Ulster’s Institute for Nursing & Health Research and School of Nursing Research Governance Filter Committee.

I was hoping that you would post a link to the survey on your twitter or facebook. Your assistance of any kind would be very much appreciated. If you were to assist you will be acknowledged in any publications. 

Further information about the study and the link to the questionnaire can be found by entering or clicking on

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for taking the time to read this. I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully


Dr Briege M Lagan

Institute of Nursing & Health Research

University of Ulster


Northern Ireland

BT37 0QB

Tel:      +44 [0]28 90368318    

Fax:      +44 [0]28 90368341