Call for Evidence: Clinical Academic Careers in Pharmacy

9.05.22

A UK-wide Call for Evidence on Clinical Academic Careers in Pharmacy has been launched on 9 May 2022. The work is being conducted by NHS England and NHS Improvement with the support of the Pharmacy Schools Council, General Pharmaceutical Council, Health Education England, National Institute for Health and Care Research, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Chief Pharmaceutical Officers from the Devolved Administrations.

The team is particularly interested to hear about individual and organisational enablers and barriers to increase research capacity in the pharmacy professions. The surveys seek also to identify and understand examples of successful initiatives which can be used as an evidence base to inform the development of future pathways.

To take part in the call for evidence:

Pharmacy professionals, e.g. a registered pharmacist or pharmacy technician who is research active or would like to be research active, should follow the link here.

Organisations that have been successful in developing initiatives to support pharmacy professionals to undertake research or would like to develop initiatives to enable pharmacy professionals should follow the link here.

The surveys will close on Friday 3rd June 2022 at 17:00.

David Webb, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for England, said:

“I’m delighted to launch our UK-wide Call for Evidence on Clinical Academic Careers in Pharmacy, to identify and understand examples of local initiatives that can be used as an evidence base to inform the development of future clinical academic research pathways in pharmacy. Together, we can shape this important work for the future of our profession; how best to build research capacity and capability into pharmacy professional practice.”

Duncan Craig, Chair of the Pharmacy Schools Council, said: “The Pharmacy Schools Council is delighted to support this exciting initiative. It is strengthening the interface between clinical practice and research and will not only enrich career pathways within the profession but will also enhance the evidence base by which clinical decisions are made.”

The findings from the UK-wide Call for Evidence on Clinical Academic Careers for Pharmacy are intended to inform the development of proposals for the first stage of an initial delivery model for developing a clinical academic pharmacy workforce. They will be summarised in a report to the four UK Chief Pharmaceutical Officers.

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