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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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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HSRPP 2014 – University of Aberdeen 3rd and 4th of April

Pharmacy, Medicines and Public Health We’re pleased to inform you that the confirmed speakers for this year’s conference are: Professor Robert West, Professor of Health Psychology and Director of Tobacco Studies, University College London – Combating tobacco addiction globally and its relevance to addressing other addictions Professor Robbie Foy, Professor of Primary Care, Leeds Institute of […]

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Supervision study identifies those activities that pharmacists and technicians agree can be undertaken during pharmacist’s absence

A Pharmacy Research UK funded study exploring supervision in community pharmacy has identified those activities that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians agreed can be undertaken during the pharmacist’s absence. Amongst community and hospital pharmacy respondents, community pharmacists appeared most cautious, with trust in support staff and confidence in assigning a wider range of activities requiring a […]

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Guest blog: Is this it? What’s next? What if…? Pondering a PhD in pharmacy

Adam Rathbone, MRPharmS is undertaking a full-time PhD on medicines adherence at the University of Durham One of the hottest new Schools of Pharmacy in the UK is at Durham University. Katherine Triffit’s blog told you about the undergraduate experience, I’m here to blog about the postgraduate experience!   Once I registered as a pharmacist […]

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Guest blog: Reflections on my first year in the job and five New Year’s resolutions

Dr Michael Twigg is an independent research fellow at the School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia So, it is the Christmas break. Semester one has just finished and the e-mail traffic is beginning to die down and it is at this point that I can take a breather and reflect on my first year […]

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Arthriting Research Published

An innovative research project exploring the relationship between identity and medication use amongst adolescents with arthritis has been published by Pharmacy Research UK. The ‘Arthriting’ project explored young people’s own views on how arthritis medication use impacts on their self-image and engagement with peers. The role of pharmacy in delivering services to young people with […]

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Outline Bids Update

We’re in the process of notifying applicants of the outcome of their outline bid submissions to Pharmacy Research UK. Due to the large amount of bids received (a 300% increase on last time!), we have only been able to shortlist a small number of applicants as we’re only able to fund 6 applications this year. […]

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