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Launching the 2015 Health Services Research & Pharmacy Practice Conference

Pharmacy Research UK is delighted to once again be involved in the organisation of the Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice (HSRPP) Conference. The theme of the 21st conference is Coming of Age: Rigour in Pharmacy Practice Research. The conference will be held at Queen’s University, Belfast on the 16th and 17th of April 2015. […]

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Press Release: Project Grants

Following our first highly successful call for project grants which elicited 73 outline bids, we have funded 5 projects. These projects have been selected by our Scientific Advisory Panel and via external peer review and are novel, generalisable and address the priorities in our research strategy. We are committed to funding research that seeks to understand […]

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Winner of the 2014 RPS Conference Pharmacy Research UK award announced

Dr Ellen Schafheutle has been announced as winner of the 2014 Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s prestigious Pharmacy Research UK award. The award will be presented at the RPS conference in Birmingham this September, when Dr Schafheutle will deliver a 30 minute plenary lecture on her prize winning research. The award is supported by Pharmacy Research UK […]

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Guest Blog: Attending conferences can give you more than you expect

Ryan Hamilton MRPharmS is a PhD student at Liverpool John Moores University investigating antibacterial polymer-phyllosilicate systems for the treatment of infected wounds. As soon as you start a career in research you are encouraged by your fellow researchers and your supervisory team to consider going to conferences. Initially these can be generalist conferences within the […]

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Are you feeling champion?

Beth Allen is Head of Research at Pharmacy Research UK and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. Over the bank holiday weekend my Geordie in-laws paid a visit. Having waved them off, there is a word that continues to resound in my ears, you’ve guessed it, “champion”. It got me to thinking, it’s a word I’m hearing […]

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Hanbury Memorial Award Winner Announced

Professor Bob Hider, Emeritus Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at King’s College London has been named this year’s recipient of the Hanbury Memorial Award supported by Pharmacy Research UK. Established in 1972 to recognise “high excellence in the prosecution or promotion of original research in the natural history and chemistry of drugs”, this prestigious award is […]

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Guest Blog: Time to spring clean your wardrobe?

Jess Purkiss is a clinical pharmacist in a mental health trust. Part of her role involves leading work to facilitate clinical trials undertaken in outsourced community pharmacy suppliers. She also acts as clinical research community pharmacy lead for NIHR Clinical Research Network: Yorkshire and Humber. Well, spring is here, the days are lengthening and beginning […]

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“Great vitality in the pharmacy research community”: Our Chairman’s reflections on our first 18 months…

Professor Anthony Smith is Chair of Pharmacy Research UK and Vice-Provost (Education) at University College London.  It has now been over a year since the Pharmacy Practice Research Trust (PPRT) and the Pharmaceutical Trust for Education and Charitable Objects (PTECO) joined to form Pharmacy Research UK; the principal research charity supporting pharmacists and pharmacy to […]

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Guest Blog: AMRC Science Communication Awards

Dr Hannah Family is a Lecturer at the University of Bath, Past Pharmacy Research UK funding holder, and a self-proclaimed geek for all things related to science communication. Pharmacy Research UK invited Hannah to join them at the AMRC Science Communication Awards – here’s what she made of it! It was with great excitement that […]

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Guest Blog: Embarking on a journey into community pharmacy practice research – the story so far…

Ranjita Dhital is a Community Pharmacist and PhD student at King’s College London and is currently writing up her part-time mixed methods PhD investigating the feasibility and effectiveness of alcohol brief intervention in community pharmacies.   I recently attended the National Institute for Health Research’s (NIHR), One-day meeting for Current and Aspiring Nursing, Midwifery, Allied […]

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