Training and Events

Pharmacy Research UK delivers training to support early-career researchers across the UK and sponsors national events to raise the profile of excellent pharmacy research.

Forthcoming events will be posted on this page, and there are some examples of previous events also listed below.

CMHP-PRUK Research Award Webinar 2022

We held a joint webinar with the College of Mental Health Pharmacy to promote our joint funding award for 2022. A copy of the webinar is available to download here. Roz Gittins, the 2019 CMHP-PRUK Research Award winner presents an overview of her research to date and Desh Mofidi from PRUK outlines the application process.

Forthcoming events

The next Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice (HSRPP) conference is being hosted by the University of Bath, and is scheduled for the 11th – 12th of April 2022 as an online event. Further information is available here.

Previous events

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.

The 2021 conference was hosted by the University of Reading.

PRUK Events

Research Proposal Writing Workshop

PRUK and RPS worked together to run a research proposal writing workshop on the 6th and 7th March 2018. This two day workshop was designed to provide grounding in how to submit a successful application and is aimed at pharmacists who were looking to apply for research funding in 2018. The workshop was run by Professor Felicity Smith from the UCL School of Pharmacy.

Regional Pharmacy Research Conference – 21st July 2017, Sunderland

PRUK sponsored the second Regional Pharmacy Research Conference. After a successful inaugural conference at Durham University in 2016, the 2017 conference was hosted by the University of Sunderland. The conference showcased current research conducted by pharmacy researchers (including undergraduate and postgraduate students), pharmacists and pre-registration trainees. It has been co-ordinated by a regional team of pharmacists and academics to foster pharmacy researchers and provide an opportunity to present current research, network and develop collaborations between pharmacy researchers, practicing pharmacists and pre-registration trainees in the region.

RPS Conference – 3rd-4th September 2017, Birmingham

Pharmacy Research UK sponsored the Practice Research Award. This award recognises individuals, aged up to 45 who have made a significant contribution to pharmacy practice research and demonstrated the potential to become a leader in the field.

UKCPA Conference – 24th-25th November, Leeds 

Gastroenterology for everyone: supporting generalists and specialists, 7th July 2017

PRUK / RPS proposal writing workshop, 16th & 17th January 2017

2016 RPS conference:


PRUK led a session entitled ‘Where do you fall into the unlicensed medicines trap? The challenges of unlicensed medicines’. It was ran in conjunction with the RPS and the EMULSION team from the University of Sunderland (Who received funding from PRUK) 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, PRUK Research Manager Desh Mofidi gave a presentation on how to develop a proposal for the PRUK-BOPA partnership award that launched in January 2016. Desh provided an overview on the application process, in addition to the key points that potential applicants should consider before submitting a proposal.