The Head of the UTS Graduate School of Health Professor Charlie Benrimoj has been named inaugural chair of new international pharmacy practice research group.
Announced yesterday in The Hague by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), the Special Interest Group on Pharmacy Practice Research will support increased pharmacy contributions to global health through widening access to the latest high quality international pharmacy practice research.
"The scope of pharmacy practice research has expanded over the past 50 years to encompass the clinical, behavioural, economic and humanistic implications of the practice of pharmacy, heath care systems, medicines use and patient care," Professor Benrimoj said.
"It is thanks to pharmacy practice research that many pharmacy services are being offered and paid for. The development of new services is also, more and more, being influenced by practice research.
"The Special Interest Group on Pharmacy Practice Research will allow exchange between senior researchers, early career researchers, postdoctoral fellows, pharmacist practitioners and PhD or MSc students in order to produce high-quality evidence at an international level," Professor Benrimoj said.
FIP is the global federation of national associations of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, working in partnership with the World Health Organization. Through its 137 member organisations, FIP represents more than 3 million practitioners and scientists around the world.