Research and development topics selected under the Fifth Agreement draw on the outcomes of previous research projects funded under the Third and Fourth Agreement, research topics considered but not funded under the Fourth Agreement, an ‘Identifying Research Gaps’ workshop held as part of the Pharmacy Practice Research Summit in Canberra, March 2010 hosted by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and national priority areas consistent with the current health reform agenda.
The objective of the R&D Program is to contribute to maintaining and improving the health outcomes of Australians through evidence based best practice on issues related to pharmacy and the provision of quality services to patients.
A framework of four themes, developed under the Fourth Agreement, will continue to be used to ensure a consistent approach between the projects. The framework will assist in achieving program objectives by outlining the basis upon which each R&D project proposal will be assessed and prioritised. Each project must encompass ad achieve the themes of Quality Use of Medicines, collaboration, consumer focus and application, with the level of emphasis on each theme varying, depending on the project focus.
|RFT2010/11-01||Consumer Needs||Ms Caitlin Francis|
|RFT2010/11-02||Mental Health||Associate Professor Amanda Wheeler|
|RFT2010/11-03||Rural Pharmacy Workforce||Mr Lee Ridoutt|
|RFT2010/11-04||Health Literacy||Mr Greg Duncan|
|RFT2010/11-05||Professional Integration||Ms Caitlin Francis|
|RFT2010/11-06||Chronic Illness||Associate Professor Amanda Wheeler|
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