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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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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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Guest Blog: What a difference a (rainy) day makes – reflections on a role in policy research

David Preece is a Researcher at the European Association of Hospital Pharmacy (EAHP) based in Brussels, Belgium. He is a registered pharmacist from the UK with both hospital and community experience. I have been trying to write this blog since the start of 2014 and it took a rainy windy afternoon in Brussels (they are […]

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Call for Nominations/Applications Pharmacy Research UK Award

Nominations or applications for the 2014 Pharmacy Research UK Award are invited for the consideration of the RPS Conference Research Panel. Purpose of the award This prestigious award, sponsored by Pharmacy Research UK, is intended to recognise individuals who have: Made a significant contribution to the field of pharmacy practice research and Have the potential […]

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Pharmacy Research UK announces research funding for Pharmacists

Pharmacy Research UK is accepting applications from pharmacists wishing to develop skills and experience in research relating to their practice. In line with our objective to promote the health of the public by educating pharmacists, we have two funding schemes which aim to develop research capacity and capability in pharmacy. The Personal Research Awards and […]

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Guest Blog: To teach or not to teach, that is the question.

David Wright is Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Deputy Head of the School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia A strange thing happened to me last week, for the first time in my life I said to myself ‘give up the teaching and get on with the research’.  As someone who spends over half their […]

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