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New Funding Partnership with Pharmacy Research UK

Pharmacy Research UK and the British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA) are pleased to announce a new funding partnership for 2016. Grants will be awarded up to a value of £5,000 and may be used to support an independent research project or research component of a higher degree. Both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are eligible to apply for funds for projects in translational and health service research related to oncology and haematology pharmacy.

Further details with scheme guidance available online from February 1st.

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BOPA Committee would like to congratulate Jackie Lewis on her award

BOPA Committee would like to congratulate Jackie Lewis on her award

Unafraid to explore areas traditionally outside the remit of community pharmacy, Lewis Pharmacy has made a huge difference to its local community. Its service to cancer patients is a prime example of this approach. Despite cancer typically being the domain of secondary care, the pharmacy team has been determined to make a difference to this group of patients. Not only does it offer in-depth MURs to customers on cancer-related medication, it has also worked with the hospital, local charities and GPs to offer a seamless network of support.

Well done Jackie!

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Cancer curriculum

The RPS Faculty has just celebrated its two year anniversary, and as an affiliated partner BOPA continues with development of curricula. The cancer curriculum has been reviewed to include mastery level, in line with other RPS curricula, by the BOPA credentialing & professional development subcommittee. This specialist curriculum should be used alongside the Advanced Pharmacy Framework.

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