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.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - What will this mean for Research?

GDPR will be coming into force from 25 May 2018.  We have put together a summary of information to help with understanding the impact that this will have on research.  Please click here for further information.

RPS Summit 2017 - Update

We have now published the results from the RPS Summit Evaluation from 2017.  For more information, click here.

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