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A survival guide to your preregistration training Subscription
The transition from university to preregistration training can be daunting. As the new training year begins Marianna Liaskou, pharmacist and research administrator at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), and Rachel Joynes, head of research and evaluation at the RPS, discuss the support available from the Society during your preregistration year.
Paul Bennett took up his new role as chief executive of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society on 3 July. He joins the RPS from his position as chief officer of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Pharmaceutical Committee. He was previously professional standards director and superintendent pharmacist at Boots UK.
John Betts, keeper of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) museum since 2010, speaks to Corrinne Burns about the latest activities of the museum team — including a new app, free to download now from the iTunes store.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has signed a partnership agreement with the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia, a national professional membership body in Australia representing over 4,500 pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacists in training working in Australia’s hospitals and other clinical healthcare settings.
Precision medicines — Renaissance-styleSubscription
As the practice of apothecary became more skilled in the 15th and 16th centuries, standardized weights were needed to ensure accurate dispensing.
The RPS in Scotland has expressed concern at the lack of a “clear policy” on the care of patients transferring between healthcare settings, and says that pharmacist expertise should be at the core of such a policy.
All community pharmacy staff should receive the influenza vaccine as part of a move to increase uptake of the vaccine more widely, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has said.
Pharmacists supplying antimalarial prophylaxis over the counter can now refer to a new quick reference guide produced by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS).
15 July 2017: The Daily Mail reported the death of a young woman from blood clots on the lung, who was taking the contraceptive pill. Jane Bass, spokesperson at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and senior pharmacist specialising in women’s health, said: “It’s known that taking the pill can increase your risk of having a blood clot, but given the number of women who take them and the years over which they have been collected, it is very low risk. In general it is extremely safe.”
Public health budgets should not be cutSubscription
13 July 2017: The Independent reported on a new analysis by the King’s Fund, which claims that £85m of local authority public health budget public health will be cut this year. The article focused particularly on the effect on drug misuse services. Neal Patel, spokesperson for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, said: “This is a population who need specific support and community pharmacies have been helping them for years. We’ve seen improvements, and what we don’t want to do ...
2 July 2017: Philip Howard, Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) spokesman on antimicrobial resistance, gave a comment to The Observer about the shortage of piperacillin-tazobactam, a combination antibiotic widely used in hospitals. “This is one of the more serious shortages we’ve had to face,” Howard said, although he added that there were enough supplies of other drugs for patients to get the treatment they needed. He also warned that “we need to ensure that we use a broader ...
5 July 2017: Robbie Turner, director for England at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, featured on 12 BBC local radio interviews discussing the issue of fining patients who have not renewed their medical exemption certificates. The NHS Business Services Authority have doubled the number of fines over the past year from 494,129 in 2015–16 to 979,210 fines in 2016–17. Turner said: “It’s easy for patients to forget to renew their certificate but fining people seems unfair. The Government ...
Membership fees 2018Subscription
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Assembly has agreed a 2.6% inflation linked increase in membership fees for 2018 based on the June 2017 Consumer Price Index.
Wednesday 20 September 2017 Local practice forum (LPF) event, Chronic Conditions: Pain Management. Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley LPF with Teva UK Limited. Akbar’s Restaurants Ltd, Meadowbank Road, Rotherham, S61 2NF. Event starts at 6.45pm with buffet at 7.30pm. To book a place, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 18 September 2017 Local practice forum (LPF) event, Chronic Conditions: Pain Management. Doncaster and South Humber LPF with Teva UK Limited. Aagrah, Great North Road, Woodlands, Doncaster, DN6 7RA. Event starts at 6.45pm with buffet at 7.30pm. To book a place, email: email@example.com
Saturday 28 October 2017, Leeds