RPS summit 2017

Tuesday 5 December 2017, Mary Ward House, London

The first RPS (Winter) Summit was held on 5th December 2017 and was attended by more than 170 delegates including students, academics, researchers and industry stakeholders. The programme comprised a variety of talks, debates, workshops and thought leadership sessions on a range of cutting-edge topics such as medicines innovation and the future of the MPharm degree. The event provided participants with a forum for knowledge translation, networking and an opportunity to discuss new ideas and innovations.

For more information on the topics covered at the event, please click here.

1 Day of science and research


Prizes were awarded to the best oral and poster presentations for each category.

First prizes for oral presentations

Research and Education - Laura Doyle (on behalf of Bethan Broad); Evaluating an integrated pre-registration training programme in North Wales: perceptions of pre-registration pharmacists and their tutors; Wales Centre for Pharmacy Professional Education, Cardiff.

Pharmaceutical Sciences - Matthew Peak; Content uniformity of quartered hydrocortisone tablets in comparison with mini-tablets for paediatric dosing. Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool.

First prizes for poster presentations

Research and Education - Shalini Ganasan; A pilot study of pharmacists working in an advanced role in the Urgent Care Centre Emergency Department: a quantitative study; Queen’s Hospital, Romford, Essex.

Pharmaceutical Sciences - Safa Damiati of King’s College London and King Abdulaziz University won the poster prize for her reporting of Artificial intelligence for solving solubility problems in drug development.

Read more about this event in The Pharmaceutical Journal article and on the Pharmacy Research UK blog. 

Key Recommendations:

  • Promote science and research to ensure evidence informs all decision-making (policy and practice).
  • Promote and facilitate timely, accurate and open dissemination of evidence and research findings to ensure knowledge results in benefits for patients, the public, and the profession.
  • Improve integration of health information systems, including data management.
  • Improve integration of science and research into education and training programmes, including the MPharm degree, to reflect the current needs of the workforce and help build research capacity.
  • Support the development and progression of science and research careers in pharmacy.


Further information:

  • For the results of the post-event survey, please click here.

  • For the full evaluation report, click here.

Please contact the Research team at  [email protected] for further information.




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Looking to sponsor the Winter Summit?

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0845 257 2570


Mary Ward House is a Central London venue providing unique and inspiring spaces for events.

The venue hosts over 400 events a year and welcomes over 45 000 delegates annually.


5 - 7 Tavistock Place
London, WC1H 9SN
United Kingdom

Further support and guidance

For technical support or 1:1 advice, sign up to a RPS Research Surgery, or find further guidance from RPS Research and Evaluation

To see how presenting your research can help develop your skills see the Research, Evidence and Evaluation Toolkit

Research and Evaluation is also a core component of RPS professional development programmes.

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