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Training and Events

Pharmacy Research UK delivers training to support novice researchers across the UK and sponsors national events to raise the profile of pharmacy through research.

Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice (HSRPP) Conference

The annual HSRPP conference seeks to identify and disseminate the latest research in health service research and pharmacy practice to inform policy and practice development. It also aims to create an environment to encourage pharmacy practice researchers to share ideas about their research with their peers.

Every year the conference is hosted by a School of Pharmacy in Great Britain and Ireland and features oral and poster presentations, keynote speakers and workshops on a range of research methods and issues pertinent to Pharmacy Practice. See more about the next HSRPP here.

PRUK Events

We run events to highlight our funded research and to provide fora for networking and peer support.

Events in 2017:

  • PRUK / RPS Proposal writing workshop, 8th March

Delivered by Professor Felicity Smith of UCL School of Pharmacy, this cross-sectoral workshop will provide grounding in the proficiencies needed to design a successful research funding application and is suited to emerging researchers and professionals in patient-facing roles who are looking to apply for research funding in 2017. If you have not attended the previous two days, you will need a partial draft application.  This third day will focus on common issues and themes surrounding proposal development. Visit the RPS booking page to book your place.

  • Research Advice Surgeries

Every month the RPS run research advice surgeries in conjunction with PRUK which can be attended in person, by phone or via video conference.  If you are thinking of applying for funding in 2017 and would like to know the types of funding and support available, these sessions are extremely useful.  Visit the RPS events page and search for ‘Research Advice Surgeries’ to find the next date available and to book your place.

Workshops PRUK led in 2016:

  • 2016 RPS conference:

The session was entitled “Where do you fall into the unlicensed medicines trap? The challenges of unlicensed medicines” and was in conjunction with the RPS, the EMULSION team from the University of Sunderland and UKCPA.

  • 2016 UKCPA annual conference:

In partnership with the UKCPA, PRUK gave a session entitled “Use of unlicensed medicines within primary and secondary care settings: a qualitative study”.

  • 2016 BOPA Symposium grant writing talk:

At the 2016 BOPA annual symposium Desh Mofidi gave a presentation on how to develop a proposal for the PRUK-BOPA partnership award that launches in January. Desh provided an overview on the application process, in addition to the key points that potential applicants should consider before submitting a proposal.

Events we have supported:

  • South Wales Local Practice Forums research and evaluation evening 2015 in September.

The aim of the event was to showcase local examples of research, service evaluation and audit undertaken by practicing community, primary care or hospital pharmacists who have improved services for patients. It was a great opportunity to network and collaborate with others involved in research in South Wales and to see how local examples of research are used to inform pharmacy practice and improve services.

  • RPS Grant and Fellowship Training Course

We have supported the RPS’ ‘Developing your first research proposal and applying for funding’ training in 2015 and 2016. The course consists of two development days in early January followed by a application review workshop in March.