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Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference 2023

This year's theme is 
Partnerships in Healthcare: Advancing Sustainable Medicines Optimisation

Monday 17 April - Tuesday 18 April 2023

Hosted by The University of Bradford, 
Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD7 1DP

The deadline for abstracts has now passed and we are no longer accepting submissions.

About the conference

Pharmacy has been an integral part of the NHS to deliver the medicine optimisation in both primary and secondary care. As new services and patient pathways are being developed and delivered, the role of pharmacy team is expanding to enable and support patients to manage their own health whilst remaining in their own homes where possible.

Although medication is the most common health intervention, medication-related harm constitutes the greatest proportion of the total preventable harm in healthcare. The World Health Organization (WHO) patient safety challenge launched in 2017 aimed to reduce harm from medicines by 50%, globally in the next five years, and medication without harm theme has been selected for World Patient Safety Day 2022.

The reduction and prevention of the medication-related harm can only be achieved by working within and across complex adaptive systems with our healthcare professional teams and putting patients and their carers at the heart of our services. Furthermore, sustainable medicine optimisation is even more important as we encounter limited healthcare resources and challenges in the healthcare system.

In this 29th HSRPP Conference, we welcome research addressing delivery of sustainable medicine optimisation with the focus around the four principles of Medicines Optimisation and additional strand focusing on sustainable solutions:

  1. Aim to understand the patient’s experience
  2. Evidence based choice of medicines
  3. Ensure medicines use is as safe as possible
  4. Make medicines optimisation part of routine practice
  5. Sustainable healthcare solutions for modern age

Following the success of the online 2021 and 2022 conferences, we will return to an in-person conference. We are very excited about the host of fantastic speakers and workshops we have planned for HSRPP 2023. The programme will include inspiring keynote speakers, excellent research oral and poster presentations, and developmental workshops focusing on the conference theme. We will also run a Ted Talk panel debating what sustainability is in healthcare, including pharmacy, and how it will look in the future. Support for conference attendees will also be a focal element with the integration of wellbeing activities into the conference schedule.

Find out more about the team of organisers.

Keynote speakers

Panel discussion: Sustainable solutions for a modern age

See the full details of our keynote speeches and panel discussion:


Follow this link to book your place at HSRPP 2023. You can find details of the cost of registration below. Payments are by credit or debit card only - please email or call +44(0)1355 244966 if you require an alternative payment method.

Discounted registration

A discount is available for early bird registration up to and including 28 February 2023 (date extended).

We want to encourage students, people who are unwaged and researchers from least developed or low to middle income countries to attend HSRPP 2023. An additional discount is therefore available for these groups. A list of eligible least developed or low to middle income countries is available via this link.


We are aware that attendance at conferences can be financially challenging. We have a limited number of bursaries to support conference attendance for those working in community pharmacy. If you wish to submit an expression of interest for this please contact Please do this prior to registering for the conference.

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Registration costs

Registration type Early bird price up to 28 February 2023 Price from 1 March 2023 Conference dinner Monday 17 April
Unwaged, UG/PG students (with no full-time income) and delegates from least developed or low to middle income countries £180 £220 £35.00
Employed £240 £300 £48.00

Find out more and book your place.

Please note: Conference oral and guest speaker presentations may be recorded (audio and/or video). Attendees should be aware of this and by attending you consent to this taking place. Presentations which are recorded will be available to all conference attendees for a limited period of time via a dedicated link on the conference website, as soon as possible after the conference finishes.

Conference sponsors

Imaan Healthcare

Imaan Healthcare is a community pharmacy group comprising over 40 pharmacies. We have a genuine passion for training, education, research and innovation. This has led to us becoming the leading providers of HEE-commissioned cross-sector placements in the country, with our trainee pharmacists spending six months in community and six months in general practice. In 2023 we will also have trainees working in the prison sector and hope to also announce a community / academia split programme.
Imaan Healthcare has close links to all its local HEIs and understands the importance of collaboration between educators and training providers, for both undergraduate and trainee pharmacist development. As a result, we have developed a keen interest in differential attainment, its causes and how we can collectively address them. This has included supervising MPharm dissertations around this topic. We have also delivered a cultural competence awareness session to the GPhC inspectorate, it’s an area we are very passionate about.

Imaan Healthcare was also one of the leading providers during the Covid-19 vaccination programme, administering over half a million doses of the vaccine. We trained MPharm students and trainee pharmacists to administer vaccines, and they played a magnificent role in this operation!

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Founded in 2004, Luto (Leeds University Testing Organisation) has a team of world-leading experts creating clear health information – for patients and healthcare practitioners. Luto’s mission is to write and design great digital and traditional health communications, and then test them with real people to make sure the information meets their needs. Such healthcare information, whether on screen or paper, is critical to the success of health services in Europe, the US and beyond. Increasing complexity and costs mean that patients themselves play a central role in ensuring safe, effective and appropriate treatment. They cannot play this role without clear, usable and accessible information.

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Find out more

Get in touch with us for more information, there's also details of the organisers on the HSRPP23 team page.