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Roz Gittins – CMHP-PRUK Researcher

Roz Gittins from Humankind received the 2019 CMHP-PRUK Research Award for her work exploring the misuse of Over the Counter and Prescription only Medication by people accessing substance misuse treatment services. We asked Roz about her work and her experiences of running this research award, as well as what advice she would give to other […]

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September 2021 Newsletter

We are pleased to publish our latest newsletter! There are so many exciting updates and opportunities to announce, including details of the latest research we are funding from the 2021 awards and bursaries round. We are so pleased to be supporting another round of pharmacists in their research development and advancement. There are also opportunities […]

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Work with us – Vacancies available on the PRUK SAP and Board of Trustees

We have vacancies available on our Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) and Board of Trustees! Being a member of the SAP offers the opportunity to help shape our research priorities, review funding applications and contribute to our goal of creating a pathway for pharmacists to actively engage in research and enhance their research skills. Further information […]

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Opportunity to host HSRPP 2024 or 2025

The Committee for the Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference (HSRPP) are inviting expressions of interest from higher education institutes in the UK and Republic of Ireland to host this longstanding conference in 2024 or 2025. The aim of HSRPP is to: Identify and disseminate high quality research to inform policy and practice development; […]

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Is a funder’s review process fair? A Research Manager’s perspective

Our Research Manager, Desh Mofidi, offers his insights to this question based on his experience working for five years at PRUK, following three years working in the National Institute for Health Research’s (NIHR) Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) funding programme. While I was working for the NIHR RfPB programme as its Programme Manager before joining […]

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Applying for funding: A Research Manager’s perspective

Our Research Manager, Desh Mofidi, offers his insights into the grant review process and some of the things he would advise prospective applicants to consider. It is almost 5 years since I started working as Research Manager for Pharmacy Research UK (PRUK), having managed the administration of our funding calls, created new schemes, and updated […]

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Promises, promises, promises: three reasons for grant writing failure

Professor David Wright, Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of East Anglia, has offered his thoughts on what makes a good research application – specifically on the issue of ambitious proposals. A common feedback point from the applications we receive has been that applicants promise to deliver more than realistically achievable. Professor Wright delves […]

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2021 Awards and Bursaries Round is live!

We are proud to launch another round of funding this year for the research training and development of pharmacists in the UK. Alongside our traditional training bursaries and development awards dedicated to pharmacists to carry out a range of research projects and training courses, we are pleased to be able to continue our partnerships with […]

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Association of Medical Research Charities’ Open Research Platform

Desh Mofidi offers his impressions on AMRC’s Open Research platform, including the benefits of this platform and why applicants and researchers should consider submitting outputs to this platform.PRUK have partnered with 24 other AMRC charities to provide a platform where researchers are able to rapidly publish the results of their research. Whether you want to […]

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The value of PRUK’s status as an NIHR non-commercial partners; experiences of a researcher

Dr Debi Bhattacharya (PRUK SAP member) offers her thoughts on the support available through the NIHR for anyone considering to conduct research or prepare a research funding bid. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is the nation’s largest funder of health and care research. PRUK’s status as an NIHR non-commercial partner means that when […]

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