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HSRPP Conference – Future Hosts

2018 HSRPP Conference – Newcastle University


The University of Reading, University of Bath and the University of Bradford have been selected to host the Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice conference for the next three years, respectively.

Three universities have been selected to host the prestigious Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice (HSRPP) conference.

The next two hosts for the conference were announced following an open competition, with the University of Reading selected to host in 2021, and the University of Bath selected to host in 2022. The third host was selected based on the strength of their application, with the University of Bradford to host in 2023.

The HSRPP conference is a prestigious annual event which disseminates research to inform policy, practice and develop the evidence base for pharmacy.

This year’s conference takes place on the 8th and 9th of April at the University of Birmingham, with the University of Cardiff already in preparations to host the 2020 event.

The University of Reading’s successful bid had a theme of designing Healthcare: fostering inter-disciplinarity and co-design for quality healthcare. The details about the conference will be available in the summer of 2020.

Dr Rosemary Lim from the University of Reading said: “We are delighted to be selected to host this significant conference. Our conference theme centres on healthcare design and we look forward to welcoming a global community of researchers, practitioners, service users and decision-makers to what promises to be a unique and inspiring event in 2021.”

While the University of Bath, selected to host in 2022, will focus on delivering impact for patients and other stakeholders.

Dr Matthew Jones from the University of Bath said, “We’re delighted to be welcoming HSRPP back to Bath. Delegates will have the opportunity to enjoy exploring our historic city but also the 21st century conference facilities of the University of Bath. The conference theme will be “delivering impact for patients and other stakeholders” and we will invite keynote speakers from around the world to share their experience of improving the care of patients through their research, so that delegates are inspired and empowered to deliver measurable improvements in practice.”

The University of Bradford, scheduled to host in 2023, will be delivering a conference on partnerships in healthcare: advancing sustainable medicines optimisation.

Professor Marcus Rattray from the University of Bradford’s team said: “I am proud that the University of Bradford School of Pharmacy & Medical Sciences will host this conference.  There have never been greater challenges to healthcare systems, with innovations and new ways of working in collaboration critical to the sustainability of systems and to provide person-centred care. It is a privilege to bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss and disseminate the latest thinking and research on these important issues. “

The chair of the HSRPP committee, Dr Anthony Cox from the University of Birmingham, who are hosting this year’s conference, said:

“We were fortunate to receive a wide range of very strong applications to host the forthcoming conference, and would like to thank all the institutions that applied. We are delighted that the University of Reading, the University of Bath, and the University of Bradford will be hosting the conference, and it was clear from their bids that they will put on fantastic and thought-provoking events. The conference should be in the diary of any young pharmacy or health service researcher, and with excellent hosts now lined up for the next few years it looks set to go from strength to strength.”

Notes to editors

The Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice (HSRPP) conference disseminates research to inform policy, practice and develop the evidence base for pharmacy. The conference attracts researchers from a wide range of areas and locations, nationally and internationally, to come together and learn more about the upcoming research in the field.

The conference supports health service and pharmacy practice researchers to present their research, with an opportunity to share their findings with peers in the sector. The conference presents the opportunity for early career researchers to develop their skills and network with more experienced researchers in the field.

The conference is hosted by universities selected by the HSRPP Committee, through a bi-annual open competition. The upcoming conference on 8th and 9th April 2019 will be taking place at the University of Birmingham. Cardiff University will be hosting in April 2020.

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