Research and Evaluation

Supporting development and innovation


Science and research are key elements in pharmacy. 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 our members understand the role of science, research and evaluation in practice, develop their knowledge skills, and assist in the generation of knowledge and evidence.

Why are research and evaluation important?

Quality services and effective patient care are underpinned by evidence

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

Our research and evaluation guide provides essential guidance across the research cycle.

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

Supporting science, evidence and innovation in pharmacy

Our services and resources are aimed at supporting evidence and innovation across all areas of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences.

We offer a number of support services to help your research and evaluation activities. These range from 1:1 sessions offering dedicated support, to more detailed guidance documents and signposting to related training and development opportunities.

If you are new to research we can help you too!

A note on Research Ready

During 2019 we worked with members and key stakeholders to evaluate our Research Ready programme. It was agreed that further redevelopment of the programme was required to ensure it meets the needs of the profession. We are working on it!

We will not be accepting any new research ready accreditations or re-accreditations. If you are currently research ready, you will remain accredited during this time and until the end of your accreditation period.

We will continue to support all our members with their research needs through our support services and resources.

We offer a range of research support services to help you develop your research potential.

If you need help getting started, get in touch with our research team at [email protected].