We are proud to work with partners across the UK to support and fund research in pharmacy across primary care, community and hospital pharmacy and academia.
The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust was established in 1925, by the Will of William Hesketh Lever, who left a share of his wealth to provide grants for the benefits of chemists, grocers and commercial travellers, and for their families. As well as funding welfare assistance, the Trust also award bursaries for university study at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Our longstanding partnership with the Trust supports our Research Training Bursaries and Personal Research Award schemes which are intended to fund novice and early career researchers develop their research capacity and capability.
We are active members of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) who we work with to raise the profile of pharmacy research and to ensure that our policies and procedures are world class, transparent and equitable. The AMRC are the national membership organisation of leading medical and health research charities with members supporting over one third of all publicly-funded medical research in the UK.
The United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA) was established in 1981 with the aim of supporting and encouraging the emergence of clinical pharmacy. It brings together like-minded pharmacists from different practice areas to share knowledge, research and experiences. UKCPA provides a forum for pharmacists and technicians in all settings, notably community and hospital, to discuss and resolve current Clinical issues.
The Association’s mission statement is – ‘The UKCPA promotes expert practice in medicines management for the benefit of patients, the public and members by establishing standards, workforce development and advancing innovation in all health care settings. The UKCPA encourages Excellence, Leadership and Partnership’.
Our partnership, established in 2014, supports clinical pharmacists from across the UK to have dedicated research time, conducting novel research with direct relevant to improving the care of patients. See more about the UKCPA-PRUK Clinical Research Grant
The British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA) was founded in 1996 and aims to promote excellence in the pharmaceutical care of patients with cancer through education, communication, research and innovation by an alliance of hospital, community and academic pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, those in the pharmaceutical industry and other healthcare professionals.
With over 900 members, BOPA is one of the largest clinical pharmacy organisations in the UK and holds an annual symposium each autumn which attracts up to 500 delegates from all sectors of the pharmacy profession and pharmaceutical industry. The BOPA Audit and Research Committee was officially launched during the 2013 symposium and was set up specifically to promote high quality audit, research and service evaluation from BOPA members by providing training support and funding.
Our partnership, established in 2016, aims to provide novice researchers in oncology and haematology pharmacy funds to take their first steps in to research. Find out more about the BOPA-PRUK research award.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) hosts the Pharmacy Research UK offices and staff, providing vital infrastructure to the support the charity. We also work closely with the RPS research team to support strategic research initiatives and provide advice and guidance to novice researchers.
Pharmacy Research Wales is multi-stakeholder collaboration established to develop a pharmacy research strategy for Wales and is led by the All Wales Chief Pharmacists Committee. They recently launched a five-year research strategy which is supported by PRUK.
Partner with us
We are currently exploring possible partnerships and are keen to hear from organisations interested in pooling ideas, extending their portfolio, and maximising the impact of their funds.
If you would like to discuss ways we can work together please contact Dr Rachel Joynes.