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  • NSAIDS and risk of heart attackSubscription

    10 May 2017: Sotiris Antoniou, spokesperson for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) on cardiovascular medicine, spoke to the Daily Express about the link between NSAIDs and the risk of heart attack. The article was published ...

  • RPS concern over melatonin to prevent jet lag Subscription

    8 May 2017: The Daily Mail published a feature in which 21 doctors were asked which medications they take with them on holiday. One doctor advocated the use of melatonin for prevention of jet lag.

  • RPS expresses concerns over 'unintended consequences' of NHS England expenditure reviewSubscription

    28 March 2017: NHS England has announced a review of “low value” prescription items, with a view to cutting NHS expenditure. The review aims to develop guidelines for clinical commissioning groups around an initial set of ten medicines deemed “ineffective, unnecessary or inappropriate for the NHS”. NHS England say the items, which include gluten-free foods, could be purchased over the counter by the patient, rather than being issued by prescription.

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  • Qualified Person: Callum MackieSubscription

    Callum Mackie MRPharmS, senior quality co-ordinator, GlaxoSmithKline, was added to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Qualified Person (QP) register on 9 May 2017. Having successfully passed the Joint Professional Bodies’ QP viva, he is eligible to be named as a QP on manufacturers’ authorisations.

  • Tribute to Bryan KirkwoodSubscription

    It was with great sadness that I heard of the death of my dear friend, Bryan Kirkwood. I first met him in the early 1980s at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Scottish headquarters in Edinburgh, where he was delivering a lecture during the early days of the College of Pharmacy Practice. It was later I discovered we had attended the same school where Bryan flourished in the classical atmosphere of the Royal High School gaining a medal for excellence in Latin, ancient Greek and mathematics.

  • Upcoming RPS webinar gives members chance to question pharmacy board candidates Subscription

    Candidates in the English and Scottish pharmacy board elections will be taking part in a hustings webinar, to be hosted by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society on 16 May 2017. Members wishing to pose a question to candidates can register for the webinar on the RPS website.

  • Nominations now open for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Awards 2017Subscription

    Nominations are now open for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Awards 2017.

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Special report

RPS National Pharmacy Board Elections 2017 – voting now open

During May 2017, members and fellows of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) will vote to elect candidates to the National Pharmacy Board. Read letters from the hopefuls on this special election page. Voting is now open. Voting closes 26 May.

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