Deaths: John Williams Subscription
On 7 November 2017, John Williams MRPharmS, aged 79, of Aylesbury. Mr Williams registered with the Society in 1962.
Tribute: Peter Noyce Subscription
Peter Noyce, former deputy chief pharmacist at the Department of Health (DH) and a pioneer of pharmacy practice, died on 3 June 2017 at the age of 70. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society Executive Team and Assembly have prepared the following tribute to Noyce’s life and career.
Local practice forum event, ‘GPhC Revalidation for Pharmacy Professionals’. Sandford Education Centre, Keynsham Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7PX. Event 7.30pm, buffet 6.30pm. Contact GWLPF.CG@hotmail.co.uk by 6pm on Wednesday 22 November to book food. Food must be booked in advance.
Pain Management: Thursday 23 NovemberSubscription
Local practice forum/Clinical Commisioning Group/Local Pharmaceutical Committee joint event, ‘Pain Management’. Sanger House, Valiant Court, Gloucester Business Park, Brockworth GL2 4FE. Event 7.00pm, buffet 6.30pm. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Wednesday 22 November to book a place.
Deaths: Dennis William HigginsSubscription
On 6 November 2017, Dennis William Higgins FRPharmS, aged 84, of Surbiton. Mr Higgins registered with the Society in 1954 and was designated Fellow of the Society in 1988.
Tribute: Trevor Alan Stockill Subscription
I was saddened to hear of the death of my friend Trevor Stockill on October 31st from complications after surgery.
Deaths: Trevor Alan Stockill Subscription
On 31 October 2017, Trevor Alan Stockill MRPharmS, aged 80, of Beverley, East Yorkshire. Mr Stockill registered with the Society in 1959.
Tribute: Derek CalamSubscription
Derek Calam made a unique contribution to public health, particularly through his work over many decades with medicines regulators, pharmacopoeias and the World Health Organization. He was chair of both British and European Pharmacopoeia Commissions, a long-term member of the Commission on Human Medicines (CHM), and chair of its Chemistry, Pharmacy and Standards (CPS) Expert Advisory Group, of which he was a member for 35 years.
Deaths: Derek Harold CalamSubscription
On 24 September 2017, Derek Harold Calam, aged 81, of Pewsey, Wiltshire. In 1992, Professor Calam became an honorary member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s (RPS) professional development and support team is hosting monthly one-to-one research advice surgeries for pharmacists interested in learning more about research. Guidance is given on how to develop research ideas, apply for funding and publish the results of research.
20–22 November 2017, London
Deaths: Gary FlatherSubscription
On 9 October 2017, Gary Flather QC, OBE, aged 80, of Maidenhead, Berkshire. Mr Flather, a retired deputy High Court judge and an honorary member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, spent ten years as chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain’s Statutory Committee. He retired from the Committee’s chair in 2000.
28 October 2017, London
Deaths: Donald Harold BiffinSubscription
On 21 September 2017, Donald Harold Biffin MRPharmS, aged 84, of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Mr Biffin registered with the Society in 1954.
Deaths: Yvonne DorringtonSubscription
On 17 September 2017, Yvonne Dorrington MRPharmS, aged 85, of Totland Bay, Isle of Wight. Mrs Dorrington registered with the Society in 1954.
Deaths: Sharon RobsonSubscription
On 11 September 2017, Sharon Robson MRPharmS, aged 47, of Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire. Mrs Robson registered with the Society in 1992.
Deaths: Alexander Michael JonesSubscription
On 29 August 2017, Alexander Michael Jones, aged 82, of Leeds, West Yorkshire. Mr Jones registered with the Society in 1957 and left in 2007. He was designated Fellow of the Society in 1984.
RPS Museum at Scotland's Explorathon 2017Subscription
Friday 29 September 2017
14 September 2017: The cost of emergency contraception, and the value of the consultation with a pharmacist, was debated on ITV lunchtime news by Neal Patel, spokesperson at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, and Anne Furedi, British Pregnancy Advisory Service chief executive. “Having a discussion with the pharmacist is central to providing emergency contraception,” Patel said. “A consultation firstly helps define if the tablet will be effective by being taken within the right time frame. ...
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