2019 Health Education Foundation bursary applications now open

16 Apr 2019

Pharmacists are being invited to apply for research bursaries of up to £10,000 as part of an initiative to advance public education in the prevention and proper treatment of disease and ill health.

The awards will be made by the Health Education Foundation, a charity founded by the National Pharmacy Association, aimed at supporting community pharmacist practice research.

Ian Cubbin, chair of the Foundation’s board of trustees, said: “The Foundation has been supporting pharmacists to undertake community pharmacy practice research for ten years.

“It’s always a great pleasure to make these awards which not only showcase innovative and imaginative pharmacy research but bring about real improvements to patient outcomes.”

Applicants must be registered pharmacists, who can be working in any sector of the profession. NPA membership is not a requirement.

The deadline is June 30 and all applicants will be notified of the result in July.

Entries will be judged against the following criteria: contribution to developing pharmacy research capability; suitability of training identified; supervision/support of arrangements, and; appropriateness of the research area/question identified.

The successful recipients will be required to present their research findings to the Foundation no later than December 2020.

Previous research projects include:

  • Do Community Pharmacy Placements Support the new Integrated Approach to Pharmacy Education?
  • Preventing Hospital Admissions: Evaluation of the Pharmacy Reablement Service.
  • Evaluation of NHS Health Checks in Community Pharmacy.
  • A systematic review of health literacy measures to inform the design of a novel community pharmacy intervention.
  • Impact of community pharmacy supporting vulnerable patients post-discharge on re-admission rates.

Visit www.npa.co.uk/health_education_foundation for more information about how to apply for the 2019 scheme and how to support the charity.