PRUK Annual Review 2017

Pharmacy Research UK (PRUK) is delighted to publish its annual research review for 2017. The report showcases the outcomes and impacts that have stemmed from our funding, which will provide tangible benefits to patients and the public. It highlights how PRUK have strengthened the research culture in pharmacy through investing in early career pharmacists to help them embark on their first steps in research. The review culminates with our vision for 2018 and beyond, as we share our plans to continue to provide a strong evidence base for the practice of pharmacy and build on our ever-growing research community.

2017 was the busiest and most productive year for PRUK yet, with research outputs and dissemination at a record high. As well as our yearly awards and bursaries round, we awarded two major project grants worth almost £200,000 that aim to advance pharmacy research by addressing the issues prevalent in the field today. The charity also launched its mentoring programme, expanding the academic workforce for the future by matching mentees with mentors who could help them navigate the ups and downs of an early research career. We have renewed our commitment to robust patient and public involvement in our research through the recruitment of two new public members on our Scientific Advisory Panel. We are also pleased to be continuing to provide established services through supporting the annual Health Service and Pharmacy Practice Research (HSRPP) Conference, and in partnership with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, providing training resources and workshops to research active pharmacists across the UK.

Angela King, Interim CEO at PRUK said:

“We are very pleased to be publishing the 2017 Pharmacy Research UK Research Review which highlights the impact of our funding for research to improve pharmacy services and patient care. We would like to thank our partners, including the Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust and BOPA, for their continued support for Pharmacy Research UK, enabling us to increase the amount of research that we can fund.   We will continue to make steps towards achieving our vision to improve the health of the public through excellence in pharmacy research by building partnerships across sectors and disciplines.”

 Read our  Annual Review 2017

We hope you enjoy reading our annual review and would be happy to hear from you should you wish to discuss any of its content further at practice.research@rpharms.com

Notes to Editors:

PRUK is the principal 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.

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