Leaders in Risk Management

The Drug Safety Research Unit (DSRU) is an independent academic unit internationally respected for its work in Pharmacovigilance, Pharmacoepidemiology, Risk Management and Training Services for over 30 years.

In partnership with doctors in England, the DSRU, led by Director Professor Saad Shakir, aims to protect patients in primary and specialist care from unwanted adverse effects of newly marketed medicines using our unique methods of monitoring patients during the lifecycle of medicines.

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DSRU offers a comprehensive range of education and training courses. Find out more or view our complete course calendar.

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The DSRU will be exhibiting at the RPGP Annual Conference

captureThe DSRU will be present for the first time at the Royal College of General Practitioners Annual Primary Care Conference which is held in Harrogate from 6th to 8th October. Dr Miranda Davies, Senior Clinical Research Fellow, and Dr Sandy Dhanda, Clinical Research Fellow, will be attending the Conference. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Energising Primary Care’.

The DSRU will have 1 poster on display: How is drug safety monitored in UK primary care? Can we be sure that new drugs are safe to prescribe?

Come and meet us at Booth 80 on the 6th and 7th of October to find out more about our capabilities.

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Did you know that we can conduct PASS studies in secondary care using our SCEM methodology? Watch this short video to find out how it works:



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Moving into a career in Pharmacovigilance

The Drug Safety Research Unit (DSRU) offers a range of Pharmacovigilance (PV) training courses suitable for those looking for a career in pharmacovigilance, seeking career progression or in a position that requires PV knowledge and understanding. Depending on specific interests and current knowledge, the team at the DSRU is able to recommend which of our training courses could help […]

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