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Keith Ridge

Dr K. W. Ridge, FRPharmS Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for England

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  • Tribute to Peter Noyce Subscription

    19 JUN 2017

    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. Peter was a member of the Nuffield Inquiry into pharmacy, published in 1986. Th

  • Tribute to Michele Stewart CaldwellSubscription

    11 AUG 2016

    The loss of a good friend and colleague is always a sad occasion. It is tragic however when the person concerned is at the peak of their professional career, innovative, vibrant, full of drive and has made a major contribution to her profession and patient care. Michele Caldwell (known as Mrs C to her colleagues!) graduated from pharmacy at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow in 1979, followed quickly by a masters in clinical pharmacy in 1982. Michele undertook significant continu

  • A matter of concernSubscription

    PJ, 3 May 2014, Vol 292, No 7808

    The decision of several pharmacy chains and some community pharmacies to start selling and promoting e-cigarettes is a matter of concern. The General Pharmaceutical Council’s standards make it clear that the health, safety and well-being of patients must be the first concern for pharmacy owners and superintendent pharmacists when deciding which products and services to supply in a pharmacy. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must also take this into account when giving advice and inf

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