Research Ready case studies

Community pharmacy research involvement

Community pharmacies can get involved in research in a number of ways:

  • Raising patient and public awareness of opportunities to get involved in research
  • Promoting suitable research studies to patients and the public (e.g. leaflets, posters)
  • Identifying suitable study participants (e.g. opportunistically or through relevant clinics or via searches of the patient medication record)
  • Recruiting to studies (e.g. obtaining valid informed consent)
  • Supporting or delivering an intervention (e.g. taking samples, running clinics, managing patient data)
  • Storing and dispensing clinical trial medication
  • Advising on study design and feasibility of delivery in community pharmacy
  • Providing expert advice on medicines use and optimisation.

A number of case studies are presented below to illustrate where pharmacies have supported studies in different ways.

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