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Practice & Research

Pharmacy Practice Research is a component of health services research that focuses on the assessment and evaluation of pharmacy practice. It includes systems research, patient-centred research and community-based research.

Practice research will support the advancement of the scope of pharmacy practice and the development of specialisation within the profession.

The Institute will be expected to lead work on development of the practice of pharmacy in Ireland to support the more active involvement of pharmacists in the delivery of integrated, patient-centred cost effective health services. The Institute will have responsibility for building strong relationships with key stakeholders with an interest in development of the profession and ensuring that developments, expectations and benefits are made clear to pharmacists at all stages of the process.

To support this vision a Director of Pharmacy Practice Research will be appointed by the Institute in 2015.