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Medicines Optimisation (Pharmacy Practice Research)

The University of Bradford Pharmacy Practice Research (PPR) Group was established in 2012 and focuses on two inter-related themes: ‘Efficiency, Safety and Continuity of Medicines Management’ and ‘The Value of Patient Information’. The group’s research is centred on the patient’s journey and the contribution of pharmacists across transitions of care, with special interests in optimising medicines use in cardiology and in the care of older people.  Research in the group is well-funded from a variety of sources including NIHR.

The group is led by Professor Alison Blenkinsopp. Patient safety is a strategic theme for the University and there is close collaboration between the PPR group and the Faculty of Health Studies to ensure a multi-disciplinarly approach within the University. Collaboration with the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies is building capacity and patient-led co-design of medicines information for patients is a key feature of the group's work.

A programme of research ‘Improving efficiency, safety and continuity of medicines management for patients discharged from hospital’ is ongoing with academic colleagues from the University of Leeds. The group is multi-disciplinary and team members include patients and NHS clinicians. 

The University of Bradford has a strong environment for the development of new researchers and is an early adopter of the Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF). The PPR Group has a community of 10 PhD, DPharm and MSc students engaged in practice research,

Lead Academic Professor Alison Blenkinsopp.

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