Clinical and professional practice
Pharmacists have two key functions which serve the public - ensuring best use of medicines and supporting improvements in health. Our research encompasses both these functions by exploring the impact of using medicines, ways of enhancing medicines use and of improving public health, with a focus on cardiovascular and related diseases, mental health and neurological conditions. We underpin this by providing and evaluating the educational and other support needed by current and future practising pharmacists.
To find out more about our research and current projects follow the links below.
Public health is defined as "the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals". Community pharmacists contribute by providing a range of services such as NHS health checks, screening for risky alcohol use, weight management.