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.

Share your experience

If you would like to share your experiences of research involvement or your experiences of working with community pharmacies, please contact [email protected].