Today Pharmacy Research UK (PRUK) is celebrating its fifth birthday! In honour of the occasion, the PRUK team have been reflecting on some of the charities’ highlights and acknowledging the achievements that have taken place over the last five years. Since our inception, PRUK has funded nearly £1.7m of project grants, training bursaries and research fellowships relating to the practice of pharmacy. Through working in partnership with other organisations such as the British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA) and the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA) we have been able to extend our reach and fund additional projects across the pharmacy research sector.
We are delighted to celebrate our researchers’ successes and the impact our research has had on the improved understanding of the role of pharmacy as well as its provision of tangible benefits to patients. None of the research we have funded over the last five years would have been possible without the backing of our strategic partners, researchers, trustees and supporters, in particular the Leverhulme Trust, and we sincerely thank you all for helping us to champion and promote pharmacy research.
Your support is vital if we are to continue to fund high profile research to improve patient experiences and outcomes as well as helping the next generation of pharmacy researchers develop their research skills. We are asking our supporters to please consider donating £5 as a gift to PRUK to help us mark this milestone. These donations will enable us to continue to strengthen the research culture within pharmacy and improve the way professionals, patients and the public think about and access pharmacy services.
Professor Anthony Smith Chair of the Trustees said ‘PRUK are thrilled to celebrate our fifth anniversary and showcase the impact that our research has had on improving care for patients with a wide range of illnesses and conditions. Looking to the future, we hope to continue and build on our mission to promote research into the practice of pharmacy which provides patient benefit and educate pharmacists in order to enhance the standard of public healthcare.’
What your donations could provide our researchers with: