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Martin Astbury

Martin Astbury

MRPharmS President of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Recent stories

  • “Joe Bloggs” pharmacist fighting for pharmacistsSubscription

    11 APR 2017

    Pharmacy cuts, decreasing salaries, remote supervision and corporate employer forced targets (e.g. medicines use reviews) threaten pharmacy’s future and the safety of our patients. England needs a strong voice. The voice of someone who can influence what is happening and is not afraid to put his head above the parapet. My wife and I both work as pharmacists. I will look after pharmacists’ interests not least because pharmacy provides the only income that puts food on my children

  • Tribute to Bob MichellSubscription

    13 FEB 2017

    Bob Michell was a tremendous human being. He served the public interest with distinction while a member of both the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) Council and the RPS Assembly. He understood professionalism and professionals. When Bob spoke, everyone listened — wisdom often delivered with a mesmerising anecdote. There are few people I know, that despite them insisting on me calling them by their first name, I always wanted to call by their title out of respect. B

  • Demonstrating our valueSubscription

    PJ, 10/17 May 2014, Vol 292, No 7809/10

    Following the publication of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society “Now or never” report and subsequent pharmacy “Call to action” it is crucial pharmacists are utilised as professionals to maximise outcomes and help improve and protect the public’s health. Pharmacists do operate in a commercial environment but this must not lead to commercial pressure over-riding professional decision-making. As with other healthcare professionals, pharmacists go to work to provide the best service and care

  • Tribute to Colin HitchingsSubscription

    PJ, 12 July 2014, Vol 293, No 7818Comments (1)

  • Lindsey GilpinSubscription

    1 SEP 2014

  • We need bold leadershipSubscription

    PJ, 3 May 2014, Vol 292, No 7808

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