Research and Evaluation

Supporting pharmacy research, evidence and evaluation

Science and research are key elements of the pharmacy profession. Robust evidence ensures safe, high-quality treatments and interventions are available to patients and the public. Research, audit, improvement and evaluation provide us with the knowledge and evidence to continually improve outcomes.

We help pharmacy professionals, through programmes of professional development and support, to better understand the role of science, research and evaluation in their practice, and to develop skills, to assist in the generation of knowledge and evidence.

Why are research and evaluation important in professional development?

Quality services and effective patient care are underpinned by evidence. 

We believe all pharmacy professionals should be supported to engage, support and lead research.

We have recently updated our research evaluation and resource hubs which provide essential guidance across the research cycle.

Undertaking research and evaluation projects should draw on the skills that pharmacy professionals already possess, and develop their expertise in leadership, collaborative working, management and education. Taking part in research activities, such as clinical trial or even a local quality improvement project, will allow pharmacy professionals to prove the value of pharmacy to patient care, and play a part in improving services offered to patients.

Our work supporting science, evidence and innovation in pharmacy

We have a number of programmes aimed at supporting evidence and innovation across all areas of pharmacy and pharmaceutical science and policy, including the RPS Map of Evidence. 

Find out what else we're doing.


RPS Science & Research Summit 2019

We are hosting our annual science and research summit on Friday 8th February 2019 at etc.venues, County Hall.

Chaired by our Chief Scientist, Gino Martini, the programme is comprised of experts and influencers, who are pushing the boundaries of innovation in the pharmaceutical sciences, research and education across industry, academia and practice.

To book onto the event, click here.


Other useful programmes and links