University of Sunderland
Gemma and the EMULSION team received a grant from PRUK in 2014.
The Clinical Pharmacy Research Grant has not only allowed us to complete a really worthwhile study into unlicensed medicines, it’s also kick started myself and Lindsay’s research careers. We’ve been able to access training opportunities to develop our research skills and network with other researchers both inside and outside of the pharmacy profession. The guideline analysis we conducted has been very insightful in looking at how unlicensed medicines are being managed in secondary care and highlighting the potential gap for this support in primary care. In contrast, the qualitative work has shown how unlicensed medicines are used in practice by healthcare professionals and patients. Both of these pieces of work have provided a foundation for future research in this area, and shown what improvements might be needed in to how we manage unlicensed medicines and the potential role of pharmacists. We’ve also created a blog for anyone else who might be interested in applying for grants as early career pharmacy researchers.
See Gemma’s full report.