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The 2022 Awards and Bursaries round is open!

We have just launched our 2022 round of awards and bursaries for pharmacists to apply for research funding! We are delighted to be able to continue to offer research development awards for pharmacists who are either in the process of working towards their doctoral qualification, or perhaps have recently qualified and want to develop their […]

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CMHP-PRUK Research Award Webinar

Desh Mofidi joined Kiran, Karen and Roz from the College of Mental Health Pharmacy (CMHP) at a webinar talking about the joint CMHP-PRUK funding award that is running for a fourth year in a row! Roz Gittins, the first CMHP-PRUK award holder, presented an overview of her research to date and provided some insight into […]

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Maximising access to medicines for children: Setting up “Pill School” in NHS settings to train and support young patients to take tablets and capsules

We are delighted to share the final report of this project grant, led by Asia Rashed at King’s College London and part funded by the Evelina London Children’s Hospital. What we know already Children are often given oral liquid medicines. However, evidence confirms that after training children are capable of swallowing tablets and capsules from […]

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Roz Gittins – CMHP-PRUK Researcher

Roz Gittins from Humankind received the 2019 CMHP-PRUK Research Award for her work exploring the misuse of Over the Counter and Prescription only Medication by people accessing substance misuse treatment services. We asked Roz about her work and her experiences of running this research award, as well as what advice she would give to other […]

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September 2021 Newsletter

We are pleased to publish our latest newsletter! There are so many exciting updates and opportunities to announce, including details of the latest research we are funding from the 2021 awards and bursaries round. We are so pleased to be supporting another round of pharmacists in their research development and advancement. There are also opportunities […]

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Work with us – Vacancies available on the PRUK SAP and Board of Trustees

We have vacancies available on our Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) and Board of Trustees! Being a member of the SAP offers the opportunity to help shape our research priorities, review funding applications and contribute to our goal of creating a pathway for pharmacists to actively engage in research and enhance their research skills. Further information […]

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Opportunity to host HSRPP 2024 or 2025

The Committee for the Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference (HSRPP) are inviting expressions of interest from higher education institutes in the UK and Republic of Ireland to host this longstanding conference in 2024 or 2025. The aim of HSRPP is to: Identify and disseminate high quality research to inform policy and practice development; […]

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Is a funder’s review process fair? A Research Manager’s perspective

Our Research Manager, Desh Mofidi, offers his insights to this question based on his experience working for five years at PRUK, following three years working in the National Institute for Health Research’s (NIHR) Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) funding programme. While I was working for the NIHR RfPB programme as its Programme Manager before joining […]

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Applying for funding: A Research Manager’s perspective

Our Research Manager, Desh Mofidi, offers his insights into the grant review process and some of the things he would advise prospective applicants to consider. It is almost 5 years since I started working as Research Manager for Pharmacy Research UK (PRUK), having managed the administration of our funding calls, created new schemes, and updated […]

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Promises, promises, promises: three reasons for grant writing failure

Professor David Wright, Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of East Anglia, has offered his thoughts on what makes a good research application – specifically on the issue of ambitious proposals. A common feedback point from the applications we receive has been that applicants promise to deliver more than realistically achievable. Professor Wright delves […]

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