Pharmacy Research UK (PRUK) has launched its mentoring scheme, an initiative designed to develop the research skills of pharmacy professionals.

Experienced mentors will guide participants through the free scheme in the areas such as health services research and pharmacy practice. PRUK invited potential mentors and mentees to sign up for the scheme.

“Building the capacity of pharmacy processionals in research is a core aspect of PRUK’s strategy. We are thrilled to offer this additional service to researchers working within pharmacy research and hope that this support will enable early career researchers to reach their full potential,” said Dr Rachel Joynes, PRUK executive director.

Professor Rachel Elliott, chair of the PRUK scientific advisory panel, said: “I see effective mentoring as an essential component of expanding the academic workforce for the future. I benefit as much from mentoring as the mentee and it has been very rewarding.

“Good quality people need support to succeed and realise their potential and if I can help someone get where they want to be in the same way that I have been helped, that’s a priceless legacy to hand on.”