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

    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 Noyce Subscription

    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

    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.

  • Tribute to Peter Noyce Subscription

    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.

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

    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 Hartley Subscription

    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-Smith Subscription

    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 Vyas Subscription

    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 Nazarali Subscription

    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

    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.

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