Our New Medicines, Better Medicines, Better Use of Medicines guide, published in 2014, made seven recommendations to overcome the challenges and make the most of the opportunities faced when creating new medicines, improving existing medicines or ensuring the better, safer, use of medicines.
We’ve established a number of working groups, composed of Pharmaceutical Science Expert Advisory Panel members, to lead on four of the recommendations from this document, including “Increasing the Evidence Base for Pharmacy”.
The work this group is undertaking hopes to increase the health services research expertise within the profession and demonstrate the clinical and cost effectiveness of NHS pharmacy services by means of well-conducted, definitive trials that are appropriately funded to enhance the role of pharmacy in the treatment of patients.
The group is keen to co-opt individuals with expertise that will complement that of the current working group members. The working group conducts teleconferences up to six times a year and there may be follow-up actions after each call.
This is a great opportunity to contribute to developing methods to grow the number of active pharmacy researchers, to increase the pharmacy evidence base, to work with experienced researchers and to support the work of the professional body for pharmacy.
If you would like to join the working group, please complete the application form, and submit it to Jayne Lawrence ([email protected]) by Friday 4 December 2015.