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  • Deaths: David Morris GreenSubscription

    On 6 September 2017, David Morris Green MRPharmS, aged 95, of Southport, Merseyside. Dr Green registered with the Society in 1945.

  • Deaths: Frank CourieSubscription

    On 8 August 2017, Frank Courie MRPharmS, aged 70, of Burton, Milford Haven. Mr Courie registered with the Society in 1973.

  • Deaths: Sarah Michelle YassinSubscription

    On 26 July 2017, Sarah Michelle Yassin MRPharmS, aged 43, of Lewes, East Sussex. Mrs Yassin registered with the Society in 1996.

  • Chronic and long-term conditions, Diabetes, Part 1: 19 October 2017Subscription

    Thursday 19 October 2017

  • RPS announces four new Honorary Fellowship AwardsSubscription

    At the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Assembly meeting on 19 July 2017, members agreed to award Honorary Fellowships of the Society to the following individuals: William Charman, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia; Stewart Adams, retired; David G. Taylor, University College London; Sam Salek, University of Hertfordshire.

  • Deaths: Marilyn June MackenzieSubscription

    On 22 April 2017, Marilyn June Mackenzie MRPharmS, aged 77, of Grange Park, London. Mrs Mackenzie registered with the Society in 1962.

  • Tribute: Peter NoyceSubscription


    I have read the most impressive, eloquent and well-deserved tributes to Peter Noyce following his untimely death and would wish to add to these with some pertinent history for clinical pharmacists of today. Peter made many contributions to pharmacy practice but many clinical pharmacists will not be aware of the debt their current role is owed to him.

  • Deaths: Barbara MartinSubscription

    On 11 August 2017, Barbara Martin, aged 96, of Birmingham. Miss Martin registered with the Society in 1943 and left in 2017. Miss Martin became a Fellow of the Society in 1992.

  • Deaths: Bashir ShetewiSubscription

    On 26 July 2017, Dr Bashir Shetewi, aged 78, of Leatherhead, Surrey. Dr Shetewi registered with the Society in 1973 and left in 2009.  

  • Tribute: William PitkethlySubscription


    It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Dr Bill Pitkethly. I had the pleasure of knowing Bill for 40 years, initially in his role as a lecturer at Sunderland School of Pharmacy and then as regional quality control pharmacist for the NHS Northern Regional Health Authority. Bill served in this latter, newly-created, post until his retirement from the NHS. I worked with Bill for much of that time, during which he built a strong foundation for this post, in which I later ...

  • Deaths: Derek John ThomasSubscription

    On 8 August 2017, Derek John Thomas, aged 78, of Rhyl, Clwyd. Mr Thomas registered with the Society in 1960 and left in 2005.

  • Membership fees 2018Subscription

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Assembly has agreed a 2.6% inflation linked increase in membership fees for 2018. This year, the Society used the Consumer Price Index (2.6% in June) to calculate the rise, rather than the higher Retail Price Index (3.5% in June) used previously. 

  • Chronic Conditions – pain management: 20 September 2017 Subscription

    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  

  • Chronic conditions – pain management: 18 September 2017 Subscription

    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:

  • Masquerade ball to raise money for Pharmacist Support: 28 October 2017Subscription

    Saturday 28 October 2017, Leeds

  • Pharmacist Support #GoGreen4PS 2017Subscription

    Pharmacist Support — the pharmacy profession’s independent charity — announces the return of its #GoGreen4PS fundraising campaign. The week-long event begins on World Pharmacists Day on 25 September, and runs until 1 October 2017. The aim of the event is to bring the pharmacy community together. It encourages colleagues, friends and employers to have some fun and bake, make, eat, travel or wear something green to help raise vital funds for the profession’s charity, ...

  • Tribute: John Balmford Subscription

    By Ian Simpson

    When the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain decided to establish the College of Pharmacy Practice in November 1980, two of the signatures on the Memorandum of Association were those of John Balmford and William Darling, and I was very sorry to learn of the death of both of them (The Pharmaceutical Journal 2017;299:60). Others are more qualified to comment on Bill Darling’s life and work, but I would like to pay tribute to John Balmford.

  • Deaths: Barbara Moulton Subscription

    On 19 July 2017, Barbara Moulton, aged 88, of Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Mrs Moulton first registered with the Society in 1950, on her 21st birthday, and left in 2006.

  • Call for Society Fellowship NominationsSubscription

    The Panel of Fellows will be holding their next meeting in November 2017. Nominations for Society Fellowship must be received by the Secretary of the Panel of Fellows by 18 October to be considered at this meeting.

  • One-to-one research advice surgeries — upcoming sessions available to book nowSubscription

    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.

  • Deaths: William Pitkethly Subscription

    On 29 July 2017, William Pitkethly, aged 80, of Newcastle upon Tyne. Dr Pitkethly registered with the Society in 1959 and left in 2007. Between 1968 and 1969 Dr Pitkethly was vice chairman of the Northumbrian branch of the Pharmaceutical Society, and he was the branch’s chairman between 1969 and 1970. He then went on to be branch secretary between 1970 and 1978.

  • Deaths: George Taylor Subscription

    On 27 July 2017, George Taylor MRPharmS, aged 83, of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Mr Taylor registered with the Society in 1981.

  • BPSA Drinks Reception: 2 September 2017Subscription

    Saturday 2 September 2017, Birmingham On the evening prior to the RPS Annual Conference 2017, the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association will be holding a drinks reception at The Victoria, John Bright St, Birmingham, B1 1BN. The event starts at 19:30. Tickets are £10, and may be booked by email from   

  • Tribute: John BalmfordSubscription

    By Nicholas Wood

    I was very sorry to learn of the death of John E. Balmford, who was a long serving member of the RPS Council and President of the Society 1978–79. John was a community pharmacist who for many years ran his own pharmacy in Litchfield, Staffordshire. Despite being president nearly 40 years ago, John’s name perhaps remained familiar to today’s generation of pharmacists through his continued involvement in the profession particularly through the letters in The Pharmaceutical Journal. ...

  • Tribute: Bryan Holroyd HartleySubscription



  • RPS Scottish National Seminar: full programme announced Subscription

    The full programme for RPS Scotland’s Scottish National Seminar has now been confirmed. The event takes place 30 September to 1 October in Stirling.

  • Wales Medicines Safety Conference 2017: bookings now openSubscription

    Bookings have opened for the 7th Wales Medicines Safety Conference, 29 November 2017, in Pontyclun, organised by RPS Wales

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