Pharmacy research team awarded grant money

A research team led by a Robert Gordon University (RGU) lecturer has been awarded a prestigious grant by a European body.

Dr Vibhu PaudyalThe European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP) has awarded its 2016 Research Grant to the team led by RGU’s Dr Vibhu Paudyal.

The grant is worth €10,000 and is awarded every two years to fund a clinical pharmacy research project which will make a positive contribution to evidence-based practice. The successful team will then be given the opportunity to present their findings at a future ESCP symposium.

Dr Paudyal’s team features other colleagues from RGU and professionals from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the University of Malta. Their project was selected out of five applications.

The project is entitled ‘Types of clinical outcomes and methods for their assessment in the evaluation of pharmacist-led management of minor ailments: a systematic review’.

It recognises that a significant proportion of consultations at A&E and GP surgeries are for minor ailments. The project will undertake a systematic review of pharmacist-led evaluations, with the aim of widening pharmacy’s role in minor ailment management without a high cost.

Dr Paudyal said: “I am delighted that our team was awarded this very competitive grant. The outcomes of this study will inform future extensions of clinical pharmacy services and relevant policies across Europe.

“This project will also allow RGU to lead collaborative research in this highly topical area of healthcare practice.”

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