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Guest blog: Is this it? What’s next? What if…? Pondering a PhD in pharmacy

Adam Rathbone, MRPharmS is undertaking a full-time PhD on medicines adherence at the University of Durham One of the hottest new Schools of Pharmacy in the UK is at Durham University. Katherine Triffit’s blog told you about the undergraduate experience, I’m here to blog about the postgraduate experience!   Once I registered as a pharmacist […]

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Guest blog: Reflections on my first year in the job and five New Year’s resolutions

Dr Michael Twigg is an independent research fellow at the School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia So, it is the Christmas break. Semester one has just finished and the e-mail traffic is beginning to die down and it is at this point that I can take a breather and reflect on my first year […]

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Arthriting Research Published

An innovative research project exploring the relationship between identity and medication use amongst adolescents with arthritis has been published by Pharmacy Research UK. The ‘Arthriting’ project explored young people’s own views on how arthritis medication use impacts on their self-image and engagement with peers. The role of pharmacy in delivering services to young people with […]

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Outline Bids Update

We’re in the process of notifying applicants of the outcome of their outline bid submissions to Pharmacy Research UK. Due to the large amount of bids received (a 300% increase on last time!), we have only been able to shortlist a small number of applicants as we’re only able to fund 6 applications this year. […]

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Pharmacy Research UK seeks peer reviewers

Project Grants – Peer Reviewer Expression of Interest Form 2013 We are currently running our first round of project grant funding and are seeking to widen our pool of peer reviewers to ensure we have the broad range of individuals within and out-with pharmacy research with the diverse skills necessary to review our bids. We […]

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Outline Bid Update

We have received an overwhelming number of outline bids for our project grant funding. Up 300% on the number received by one of our founding charities, PTECO, that offered similar grants in 2011/2012; for a small charity like us this is a huge increase! We’re really excited to have received so many interesting ideas for […]

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Pharmacy Research UK at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Conference

Pharmacy Research UK will be at the RPS Conference on the 8th and 9th of September Along with colleagues from the National Institute of Health Research Primary Care Research Network and the RPS Research Department, we’ll be running a conference stand which showcases opportunities for pharmacists to get involved in research along with research resources […]

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Media Workshop: Standing Up for Science

Sense About Science will be holding a Standing up for Science media workshop at the Physiological Society in London on Friday 20th September. This full day event is free and for early career researchers in all sciences, engineering, pharmacy and medicine (PhD students, post-docs or equivalent in first job). The workshop will combine discussion about science-related controversies in media reporting with practical […]

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New funding opportunities from Pharmacy Research UK

Pharmacy Research UK wants to improve the health of the public through supporting excellence in pharmacy research. We have £300,000 on offer in 2013 to support studies that seek to generate new knowledge to inform policy and practice in the following areas: 1.            Medicines Optimisation/Pharmaceutical Care 2.            Accessing Medicines in a Modern Era 3.            The […]

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Pharmacy Research UK Award Winner Announced

Associate Professor Parisa Aslani has been announced as the winner of the Pharmacy Research UK award. The award will be presented on Monday the 9th of September at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Conference in Birmingham where she will deliver a plenary lecture entitled Written medicine information: A pathway to quality use of medicines Associate […]

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