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Sandra Gidley, chair of the RPS English Pharmacy Board, makes the case for the integration of health and social care funding and explains why pharmacists are needed across the entire health and social care system and at all levels of the NHS.
David Branford, member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) English Pharmacy Board, and Dolly Sud, specialist mental health pharmacist Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, explain the importance of the role of pharmacists in improving the physical well-being of patients with severe mental illness.
Pharmacists can help improve the care of patients with long-term conditions across Great BritainSubscription
On 3 November 2016, the RPS launched its campaign on long-term conditions. Here, the chairs of the three RPS national pharmacy boards highlight the significance of the campaign and how it needs to be actioned in their respective countries.
Why RPS members should attend the FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical SciencesSubscription
Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) English Pharmacy Board vice chair, Claire Anderson, reflects on her experience of the 2016 International Pharmaceutical Federation World Congress and explains why she feels there is professional value in RPS members attending, particularly when it comes to Glasgow in 2018.
Source: Courtesy of the King’s Fund The RPS has welcomed an independent review of community pharmacy clinical services conducted by Richard Murray, director of policy at the King’s ...
A browse around the RPS librarySubscription
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society library first opened its doors in 1841. Here, Julia Robinson delves into the collection’s history and speaks to its current librarians about how it developed in recent years.
RPS publishes new error reporting standardsSubscription
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has published a new set of professional standards for the reporting, learning, sharing, taking action and review of incidents relating to patient safety. The standards were developed in collaboration ...
RPS 'delighted' with proposed changes to supervision of pharmacists training to be prescribersSubscription
Sandra Gidley, chair of the RPS English Pharmacy Board, says the RPS is surprised and delighted to see the GPhC consultation document proposing changes to the supervision of pharmacists training to be prescribers
10 January 2017: Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) English Pharmacy Board member Aamer Safdar appeared on the BBC Asian Network to talk about the importance of blood donation and to discuss some of the barriers that need to be overcome within communities to encourage more people to donate.
10 January 2017: Neal Patel, head of communications at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), provided a comment to the Daily Mail about the risks of people sharing medicines. “It might feel easier to talk to a family member… but it is a conversation that needs to be had with a healthcare professional to make sure you go down the best route for your specific problem,” Patel said.
10 January 2017: Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) chief scientist, Jayne Lawrence, appeared on ITV’s new consumer programme Save Money: Good Health to talk about differences between branded and generic over the counter medicines. Lawrence explained to presenter Dr Ranj Singh that if the active ingredient, dose and formulation are the same, the effect on the patient should be the same.
6 January 2016: Sudhir Sehrawat, member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Welsh Pharmacy Board was interviewed on BBC 1 Wales’s Wales Today news programme about pharmacy’s role in reducing pressures on the NHS in Wales. Sehrawat focused primarily on influenza vaccination services that are available in community pharmacy and the Choose Pharmacy Common Ailment Service.
Long service of membersSubscription
The Pharmaceutical Journal is marking the long service of members by publishing the names of members and Fellows of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society who reached 50, 60 or 70 years of continuous membership in 2016.
Tribute to Thomas Geoffrey BoothSubscription
I first met Geof Booth nearly 50 years ago when I was a new undergraduate at the University of Bradford and he was one of the senior lecturers.
Deaths: John Hugh Mackay Williamson Subscription
On 7 December 2016, John Hugh Mackay Williamson MRPharmS, aged 82, of Thurso, Caithness. Mr Williamson registered with the Society in 1957.
Deaths: Peter Metcalfe WorlingSubscription
On 20 December 2016, Peter Metcalfe Worling FRPharmS, aged 88, of Midlothian, Edinburgh. Dr Worling registered with the Society in 1950 and was designated a Fellow in 1992. In 1988, Dr Worling was awarded a PhD by the University of Bradford where he worked under the supervision of Professor Geoffrey Booth in the university’s pharmacy practice research unit. His thesis was entitled ‘Pharmaceutical wholesale distribution’. Dr Worling later became director of AAH Pharmaceuticals Ltd.