Pharmacy Research UK (PRUK) is delighted to announce our largest ever annual funding award of nearly £200k to support Pharmacy Research. These PRUK personal awards are designed to support those new to research as well as pharmacists leading their first projects, fulfilling one of PRUK’s charitable objectives of developing the pharmacy research leaders of the future. The 13 awards cover a wide range of pharmacy topics that will impact pharmacy services and patient care, such as investigating trends in opioid prescribing, the experience of people with learning disabilities with their medicines and mitigating the challenges faced by community pharmacists at the transition from education into practice.
Dr Rachel Joynes, Trust Director at PRUK said, “We are delighted to be able to fund these awards across the field of pharmacy research. The breadth and quality of applications this year was outstanding and this has been reflected in the record amount that we have been able to award. We look forward to seeing the outcomes of these projects and the positive impact that they will have on pharmacy services and patient care.”
These funding awards are either given in the form of research training bursaries or as personal research awards; PRUK would like to thank the Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust for their funding which has enabled many of these awards. The successful applicants are outlined as follows:
|Leverhulme Training Bursary||Professor Nina Barnett||Kingston University||Developing research skills through undertaking small scale project which will review the patient centred approach to pharmacy practice with a focus on using health coaching methods as part of PhD by prior publication/portfolio - Kingston University, London (level 1)||£4,000|
|Leverhulme Training Bursary||Mrs Farida Butt||Kingston University||Implementation and Improvement Science Module (30 credit) Kings College London; Measurement and Evaluation in Healthcare Module (15 credit) Kings College London (level 1)||£5,000|
|Leverhulme Training Bursary||Miss Kimberley Stewart||University of Sunderland||Public Health MPH (level 3)||£30,314|
|Leverhulme Training Bursary||Mr Edwin Panford-Quainoo||University of Liverpool||Masters of Public Health (MPH), University of Liverpool (London Campus) (level 3)||£8,000|
|Leverhulme Training Bursary||Mr Nicholas Thayer||University of Manchester||MSc Community Pharmacy Public Health Services – University of Manchester (level 3)||£2,566|
|Leverhulme Personal Award||Miss Helen Chang||UCL||The pharmacy workforce: an exploration of factors influencing postgraduate professional development. The transition from foundation to advanced pharmacy practice||£19,950|
|Leverhulme Personal Award||Ms Joan MacLeod||Robert Gordon University||An investigation into the lived experience with medicines of people with learning disabilities in community based residential settings in Grampian||£5,110|
|Leverhulme Personal Award||Ms Esnath Magola||University of Manchester||The development of a peer support intervention to address the challenges faced by novice community pharmacists at transition to practice||£24,420|
|Galen Award||Mrs Emma Davies||Swansea University||Trends in Opioid Prescribing and Associated resource utilisation in Wales (TOPAS)||£24,582|
|Galen Award||Ms Haifa Lyster||Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation||Do adults with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) have altered pharmacokinetic profiles to commonly used anti-infectives - caspofungin, posaconazole and voriconazole?||£29,833|
In addition, PRUK jointly funds two separate research streams with the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA) and the British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA). The total amount of these awards is £44,339 and were announced at the partners’ respective conferences. For more information see the BOPA-PRUK Award press release and the UKCPA-PRUK Award press release.
Notes to Editors
PRUK is the principle funder of pharmacy research in the UK. Founded as a result of a merger in 2012 of two previous research funding charities, PRUK has a broad programme of research in place. PRUK funds both research projects and individual bursaries to improve skills across the pharmacy sector. Registered charity number 1148335.