Clanwilliam Health is to support Trinity College Dublin’s (TCD) School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in renewing its funding commitment, with a five-year contract valued at more than €1.3 million, it has been announced.
Clanwilliam Health has been supplying pharmacy software and equipment to help the School develop its digital learning environment, providing students with access to state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge software applications.
The partnership, first agreed in 2009, has been renewed for five more years, it was announced today. This will mean a total of thirteen years ongoing support for the School of Pharmacy and continued investment by Clanwilliam Health in pharmacy education.
By providing software donations, Clanwilliam Health’s contribution allows TCD’s School of Pharmacy students to gain practical experience by working in a real-life pharmacy setting, and the opportunity to acquire a practical knowledge of the reality of dispensing, drug interactions and pharmacy management practices.
Eileen Byrne, Managing Director, Clanwilliam Health said: “We are delighted to be continuing our support for Trinity College Dublin’s School of Pharmacy and are proud to have such a longstanding relationship with them. Our partnership accounts for the provision of software, drug information databases and accompanying training materials, as well as full access to our support and engineering departments. At Clanwilliam Health, we recognise that pharmacists play a vital role in the health-care system. Ensuring that they are equipped with the right digital capabilities to work in the sector is now a must in today’s connected society and this is an area we are proud to support. Investing in education to support Ireland’s pharmacists of the future is and will continue to be a priority for us.”
Dr Cicely Roche, Associate Professor in Practice of Pharmacy, Trinity College Dublin School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, said: “We are delighted with the ongoing support from Clanwilliam Health and today it is great to be announcing that this support will continue for the next five years. At the Trinity School of Pharmacy, we strive to provide an environment where excellence in teaching and research is valued and encouraged and this is certainly something Clanwilliam Health understands. The software they provide us with enables us to run technology in our labs which allows our students to gain practical experience in a pharmacy setting. As important as the theory part of our course is to our pharmacists in training, gaining real-life pharmacy experience is an essential and indispensable part of their studies. We are privileged to have this facility on campus thanks to Clanwilliam Health.”
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