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  • Funeral notice: John BalmfordSubscription

    By Simon Balmford, Andrew Balmford, Susannah Balmford

    John Balmford’s funeral will be held at St James Church, Chipping Campden on 27 July at 1pm followed by a celebration of his life from 4pm at Charingworth Manor, Chipping Campden, GL55 6NS, and we would welcome you if you are able to attend.

  • RPS winter summit: bookings open and call for abstractsSubscription

    Bookings for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s inaugural winter summit are now open.

  • Deaths: John Edwin BalmfordSubscription

    On 1 July 2017, John Edwin Balmford, aged 86, of Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire. Mr Balmford registered with the Society in 1953 and left in 2012.

  • Deaths: Melanie PriceSubscription

    Melanie Price MRPharmS, aged 58, of Bolton, Lancashire. Mrs Price registered with the Society in 1981.

  • Deaths: Rita Alexandra Marie BurtSubscription

    On 12 June 2017, Rita Alexandra Marie Burt, aged 96, of Twickenham, Middlesex. Mrs Burt registered with the Society in 1946 and left in 2007.

  • Tribute: Bill DarlingSubscription

    By David Carter

    It’s with incredible sadness that I learned of the passing of Bill Darling FRPharmS. Bill passed away after a short illness.

  • Deaths: William Martindale DarlingSubscription

    On 12 July 2017, William Martindale Darling FRPharmS, aged 83, of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. Mr Darling registered with the Society in 1955.

  • Local practice forum event: 19 July 2017Subscription

    Wednesday 19 July: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Local practice forum event: ‘Dermatology’. Sandford Education Centre, Keynsham Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL53 7PX. Event 7.30pm, buffet 6.30pm. Contact by 6pm on Wednesday 12 July to book food.

  • Deaths: Basil TrakmanSubscription

    On 15 April 2017, Basil Trakman, aged 96, of Hampstead, London. Mr Trakman registered with the Society in 1960 and left in 2005.

  • Deaths: David James WarburtonSubscription

    On 28 June 2017, David James Warburton MRPharmS, aged 83, of Bexhill-on-Sea, West Sussex. Mr Warburton registered with the Society in 1956.

  • 2017 Medicines Safety Conference — save the dateSubscription

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Wales will host the 7th annual Medicines Safety Conference on 29 November 2017, at the Vale Resort, Hensol, near Cardiff. The event programme will be available nearer the time.

  • Tribute to Peter NoyceSubscription

    By Malcolm Rowland

    Much has rightly been written in the June 2017 issue of The Pharmaceutical Journal by many senior figures in the profession in tribute to the major impact made to the profession, and health care more broadly, by Peter Noyce, who sadly and prematurely died on 3 June 2017.

  • Tribute to Bryan Holroyd HartleySubscription

    By Bruce Rhodes

    Reading the notice of Bryan’s death made me feel sad but it also brought to mind so many happy memories.

  • Tribute to Peter Noyce Subscription


    “Of all the possessions a friend is the most precious” — Herodotus.

  • Deaths: David Morris GreenSubscription

    On 17 June 2017, David Morris Green MRPharmS, aged 80, of Salisbury, Wiltshire. Dr Green registered with the Society in 1959.

  • 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.

  • Museum objects to be displayed at Geoffrey Flavell Symposium, Apothecaries' HallSubscription

    Objects from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) museum will be displayed at the Geoffrey Flavell Symposium ‘The Heart, Health and Culture’, to be held at Apothecaries’ Hall, London, on 29 June 2017. Matthew Johnston, museum documentation assistant and Peter Homan, museum volunteer and current president of the British Society for the History of Pharmacy (BSHP), will be displaying heart-related objects from the museum collection — including deer heart cartilage from the 1700s, administered ...

  • Tribute to Peter NoyceSubscription


    It was with a sense of shock, substantial loss and sadness that the profession learned of the passing of one of its outstanding strategists and ambassadors. Peter possessed a rare combination of personal and professional attributes and pharmacy was very fortunate to have benefited from his impressive range of skills. On top of his challenging senior roles in the NHS, the civil service and academia, and indeed even in his ‘retirement’, Peter’s exceptional commitment and his passion for ...

  • Tribute to Peter Noyce Subscription

    By Jude Cope, Susan Conner, John Farrell

    Looking back over one’s career, there are people and events that have shaped the direction of travel; Peter Noyce was one of those people. His vision and intellect formed events that contributed to changes that have had a profound impact on the way pharmacy is practised today.

  • Tribute to Peter Noyce Subscription

    By Andrew Evans, , ,

    We are writing as the UK chief pharmaceutical officers who act on behalf of government and the NHS. It was with great sadness that we learnt of the untimely death of Peter Noyce. Peter was the most effective pharmacist leader of his generation. He had a major impact on the NHS and health policy, as well as making a major contribution to both pharmacy education and to the evidence base for pharmacy practice.

  • RPS Museum team at Wonder, University of Nottingham, on 17 June 2017Subscription

    On Saturday 17 June, Matthew Johnston, documentation assistant at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society museum, will be at be at Wonder — a free community science event hosted by the University of Nottingham. Johnston will co-host ’Cosmetics unwrapped’, a drop-in workshop taking place between 11am and 5pm. Visitors to the workshop will learn how to make skin creams, and will design their own packaging for the creams they make based upon historical skincare packaging samples in the museum’s ...

  • Deaths: Bryan Holroyd HartleySubscription

    On 9 June 2017, Bryan Holroyd Hartley FRPharmS, aged 77, of Totnes, Devon. Mr Hartley registered with the Society in 1963. Mr Hartley was designated Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain in 1985. In 1995, he was appointed to the post of Chief Pharmaceutical Officer at the Department of Health.

  • Deaths: Brian Ainley-SmithSubscription

    On 3 May 2017, Brian Ainley-Smith, aged 87, of Bognor Regis, West Sussex. Mr Ainley-Smith registered with the Society in 1951 and left in 2008.

  • Qualified Person: Nitin VyasSubscription

    Nitin Vyas MRPharmS, senior advisor (pre-clinical quality assurance), GlaxoSmithKline, was added to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Qualified Person (QP) register on 13 June 2017. Having successfully passed the Joint Professional Bodies’ QP viva, he is eligible to be named as a QP on manufacturers’ authorisations.

  • Deaths: Adil Jafarali NazaraliSubscription

    On 27 April 2017, Adil Jafarali Nazarali FRPharmS, aged 62, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Dr Nazarali registered with the Society in 1978, and was designated Fellow of the Society in 2015.

  • Tribute to Tessa Lizbeth Mayling Hamp (the Inscrutable Apothecary)Subscription

    By Geoff Hamp

    Tessa was born to Chinese parents in British Guiana (Guyana), and migrated to London in 1963. She studied pharmacy at Leicester Polytechnic (now De Montfort University) and graduated in 1973. During her time studying, she met and married her husband Geoff. After graduating, they settled in Leicester and had two sons, Geoffrey and Alastair.

  • Deaths: Tessa Lizbeth Mayling HampSubscription

    On 25 May 2017, Tessa Lizbeth Mayling Hamp, aged 66, of Leicester. Mrs Hamp registered with the Society in 1974 and left in 2014.

  • Tribute to Peter NoyceSubscription

    By Darren Ashcroft, Judy Cantrill, , Karen Hassell, , Mary Tully

    It is with much sorrow that we mourn the passing of professor emeritus in pharmacy practice Peter Noyce. Already with a successful career in hospital pharmacy and at the Department of Health behind him, Peter arrived in Manchester in 1991, aged 45, as one of the first professors in pharmacy practice in the UK, establishing the Drug Usage and Pharmacy Practice Group (DUPPG) at the University of Manchester. He was head of this group throughout his career at Manchester (1991–2011), and ...

  • Tribute to Peter NoyceSubscription

    By ,

    It is with great sadness that we hear of the untimely death of our friend and mentor Peter Noyce. We first had the opportunity to work with Peter as PhD students at the end of the 1990s within the relatively new Drug Usage and Pharmacy Practice Group at the University of Manchester, to which he had been appointed as their first professor of pharmacy practice in 1991. We have since enjoyed many years of both his critical challenge (always getting us to rethink or consider things from ...

  • Deaths: Peter Noyce CBESubscription

    On 3 June 2017, Peter Raymond Noyce CBE, FRPharmS, aged 70, of Lymm, Cheshire. Professor Noyce registered with the Society in 1973. In 1994, he received Fellowship of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and in 2008, he was conferred Fellowship of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).

  • Welsh Medicines Research Symposium — bookings now openSubscription

    Bookings are now open for the 2017 Welsh Medicines Research Symposium, which takes place in Bodelwyddan, North Wales, on 18 July 2017.

  • Scottish National Seminar 2017 opens for bookings — free to RPS members Subscription

    Bookings are now open for the 2017 Royal Pharmaceutical Society Scottish National Seminar, which takes place in Stirling on Saturday 30 September and Sunday 1 October. Places are free to RPS members.

  • New Society FellowsSubscription

    The Panel of Fellows, appointed under Section 4 of the Society’s regulations, has designated the following 42 members as Fellows of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society for distinction in the profession of pharmacy: Sally Ruth Arnison Diane Aderinsola Ibukunoluwa Ashiru-Oredope Wasim Baqir Janine Margaret Barnes Trevor Don Beswick David Binyon John Robert Bloor Alison Deborah Bourke Gail Caldwell Barbara ...

  • Scottish Pharmacy Board election 2017 resultSubscription

    The final counting of votes for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society elections 2017 took place immediately following the close of poll at 5pm on 26 May 2017. A breakdown of the result and turnout for Scotland.

  • English Pharmacy Board election 2017 resultSubscription

    The final counting of votes for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society elections 2017 took place immediately following the close of poll at 5pm on 26 May 2017. A breakdown of the result and turnout for England.

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