The Danish Network for Community Pharmacy Practice Research and Development

Alaa Burghle, Rikke Nørgaard Hansen, Lotte Stig Nørgaard, Ulla Hedegaard, Susanne Bendixen, Lone Søndergaard, Kerly Servilieri, Julianne Hansen, Charlotte Rossing

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Abstract

The community pharmacy has a number of attributes that makes it an excellent setting for research and development projects, as it is a highly accessible part of the healthcare system and is staffed by highly trained health care professionals. The big turnover in patients in the community pharmacy makes it possible to reach a great number of patients and collect a lot of data in a relatively short time. However, conducting nation-wide research and development projects can be a rather time-consuming process for the individual community pharmacy, and can thus require collaboration with other community pharmacies and researchers. This will help ensure strong results and better implementation. Thus, the Danish Network for Community Pharmacy Practice for Research and Development (NUAP) was established in Denmark by a number of highly committed community pharmacies and researchers. NUAP consists of 102 member pharmacy owners in addition to a number of researchers. The aim of the network is to strengthen pharmacy practice and pharmacy practice research in Denmark by providing a forum where community pharmacy practitioners and researchers meet and work together. The network is led by a steering committee elected by the members in the network.

Original languageEnglish
Article number114
JournalPharmacy
Volume9
Issue number2
Number of pages16
ISSN2226-4787
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17. Jun 2021

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