Apply now for the RPS Pharmacy Practice Research Award

Media Release
14th January 2012

Apply now for the RPS Pharmacy Practice Research Award

Applications or nominations can now be made for the Pharmacy Practice Research Award at the 2013 Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Conference supported by Pharmacy Research UK.
Typically, applicants should be at the mid-point of their career such as, Senior Lecturer or Senior Research Fellow. The winner will receive a cheque for £1,000 and be invited to deliver a 30 minute lecture at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Conference 2013 based primarily on the recipient’s own research but drawn on relevant published work from related fields including health policy. It is not a requirement that applicants are based in a School of Pharmacy or be a registered pharmacist. International applications are welcome.
Professor David Wright , 2013 Conference Academic Chair comments:

“This prestigious international award recognises significant and outstanding contributions made to the world of pharmacy practice by mid-career academic pharmacists. Generously supported by Pharmacy Research UK, I would strongly encourage pharmacy practice researchers who are already making a significant impact and have the potential to become a recognised leader in their field to apply for this award.”

The 2012 award went to Dr Catriona Matheson, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre of Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen for her work on the role of healthcare professionals in drug misuse management. She delivered a plenary lecture entitled Drug misuse treatment and services: pharmacy and beyond.
On receiving the award Dr Matheson reflected:

“I’m very honoured to have received this research award as it endorses my commitment to developing this particular area of research. My lecture recognised how pharmacy as a profession has taken on this very difficult client group where other health professionals have been reluctant. I have witnessed, through my research, how community pharmacy has embraced this patient group and is now providing effective services that help drug users engage with treatment and as a consequence reduce the associated harm.”

The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 23rd April 2013. Applications should be submitted to events@rpharms.com

For further information please contact: Charlotte Coates 020 7572 2278 or charlotte.coates@rpharms.com

1) The Pharmacy Research UK Practice Research Conference Award Lecture will be given at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society 2013 Conference (8-9 September 2013). The winner of the award will also be asked to write an abstract of their proposed talk for a supplement to the International Journal of Pharmacy Practice and a summary of their lecture given to the conference which will appear in the Pharmaceutical Journal.
2) Pharmacy Research UK is the principal research charity supporting pharmacists and pharmacy to improve healthcare for the benefit of patients and the public. Pharmacy Research UK was founded in 2012 following a merger between the Pharmacy Practice Research Trust (PPRT) and the Pharmaceutical Trust for Educational and Charitable Objects (PTECO) to bring about improved efficiency and use of funds to current and future beneficiaries, with the ultimate aim of providing the best possible assistance to those who benefit from our work. To find out more please visit www.pharmacyresearchuk.org
3) The Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s 2013 Conference will be held at the Birmingham International Convention Centre (ICC) on Monday the 8th and Tuesday the 9th of September 2013.

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