The skills needed to lead and facilitate research

In November 2015, a 5-year strategic plan was published for Pharmacy Research in Wales. An integral part of this strategy was to develop a research workforce for pharmacy across the managed and non-managed sectors in Wales. In order to fulfil this goal, one of the main recommendations was to ‘establish local research leadership roles,’ initially within each of the eight

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Pharmacists and Clinical Trials

May 20th annually is International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD). Now in its 11th year, ICTD is celebrated around the world to commemorate the day James Lind started his famous clinical trial on scurvy. The day is an opportunity for organisations and clinical research professionals to discuss the benefits that involvement and engagement in research can bring. But what role do pharmacists play

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Public support for more clinical research in Wales

In January this year, a survey by YouGov, commissioned by the Welsh NHS Confederation and supported by ABPI and the 1000 Lives Improvement Service of NHS Wales, sought the views of the Welsh public on their health services and treatments. Over one thousand individuals responded to the online interview, giving their views on issues as diverse as who runs NHS

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