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  • Wednesday 19 November: IlfordSubscription

    Local practice forum event, ‘Antimicrobial resistance’. Rayyans Banqueting Lounge, 14 Cameron Road, Seven Kings, Ilford, IG3 8LA. Event 7.30pm, buffet 6.45pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Wednesday 12 November: BrighouseSubscription

    RPS event, ‘Consultation skills in pharmacy’, in partnership with the Centre for Pharmacy and Postgraduate Education. Holiday Inn, Coal Pit Lane, Clifton Village, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, HD6 4HW. Event 7.30pm, buffet 7pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Tuesday 18 November: BridgendSubscription

    NHS Wales event, ‘Modernising Pharmacy Careers’. Multi-Professional Education Centre, Princess of Wales Hospital, Coity Road, Bridgend CF31 1RQ. Pharmacists 9.30am–12pm, pharmacy technicians 2pm–4.30pm. To book, contact sharon.james3@wales.nhs.uk.

  • Friday 5 December: RhylSubscription

    NHS Wales event, ‘Modernising Pharmacy Careers’. Betsi Cadwaladr University Central Postgraduate Centre, Glan Clwyd Hospital, Rhyl, Denbighshire, LL18 5UJ. Pharmacists 9.30am–12pm, pharmacy technicians 2pm–4.30pm. To book, contact sharon.james3@wales.nhs.uk.

  • Thursday 20 November: CardiffSubscription

    Wales Centre for Pharmacy Professional Education (WCPPE) event, ‘Antimicrobial Conference in Wales’. Copthorne Hotel Cardiff, Copthorne Way, Culverhouse Cross, Cardiff CF5 6DH. Book via the WCPPE office on 029 2087 4784.

  • Wednesday 12 November: NewportSubscription

    Local practice forum event, ‘IBD and Patient Adherence’. Hilton Hotel, Junction 24, Chepstow Road, Langstone, Newport NP18 2LX. Event 6pm, dinner 8pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Thursday 4 December: GlasgowSubscription

    Local practice forum event, ‘Sale of P medicines. Would you and your staff pass the Which? mystery shopper test and General Pharmaceutical Council premises standards inspection?’, in collaboration with the University of Aberdeen. Member-only event with invited staff. Premier Inn City Centre, George Square, 187 George Street, Glasgow, ...

  • Thursday 20 November: DumfriesSubscription

    Local practice forum event, ‘Sale of P medicines. Would you and your staff pass the Which? mystery shopper test and General Pharmcaeutical Council premises standards inspection?’, in collaboration with the University of Aberdeen. Member-only event with invited staff. Station Hotel, 49 Lovers Walk, Dumfries DG1 1LT. Event 7pm, buffet 6.15pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Thursday 20 November: CheshireSubscription

    Local practice forum event, ‘Better medicines for children’, by Catrin Barker, chief pharmacist at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. The Blue Cap, Chester Road, Sandiway, Northwich CW8 2DN. Event 8pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Thomas Henry Thacker diesSubscription

    On 14 October, Thomas Henry Thacker, aged 82, of 9 Clanfield, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire PR2 9RR. Mr Thacker registered in 1960 and left the Society in 2007.

  • Wednesday 12 November: NewportSubscription

    Local practice forum (LPF) event, ‘Inflammatory bowel disease and patient adherence’ by Aneurin Bevan LPF and Ferring Pharmaceuticals. Hilton Hotel, Chepstow Road, Langstone, Newport NP18 2LX. Event 6pm, buffet 8pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Janice Try diesSubscription

    On 18 September, Janice Try (née Newham, formerly Edwards) MRPharmS, aged 78, of 28 Meadway Park, Gerrards Cross, Bucks SL9 7NN. Mrs Try registered with Society in 1958.

  • 2014 UK Medicines Information National Award for ExcellenceSubscription

    The 2014 UK Medicines Information National Award for Excellence has been awarded to Tim House, Medicines Information (MI) manager at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, for providing innovative, efficient services that benefit NHS patients and staff and for undertaking research that establishes the value of MI.

  • RPS professional standards for hospital pharmacy servicesSubscription

    Earlier this year, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) updated the RPS professional standards for hospital pharmacy services. A summary of the changes to the standards can be found on the RPS website.

  • Thursday 11 December: SE and SW LondonSubscription

    Local practice forum (LPF) event, ‘CPPE Alcohol and Brief Interventions’. Loggia Room, York House, Twickenham TW1 3AA. Event 7.30pm, buffet 7pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Tuesday 9 December: SE and SW LondonSubscription

    Local practice forum event, ‘Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education alcohol and brief interventions’. Postgraduate Centre, Croydon University Hospital, 530 London Road, Croydon, Surrey CR7 7YE. Event 7.30pm, buffet 7pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Wednesday 10 December: SE and SW LondonSubscription

    Local practice forum event, ‘Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education alcohol and brief interventions’. The Owen Centre, Lewisham Hospital, High Street, Lewisham, London SE13 6LH. Event 7.30pm, buffet 7pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Wednesday 3 December: SE and SW LondonSubscription

    Local practice forum event, ‘Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education diabetes focal point’. 120 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1RH. Event 7.30pm, buffet 7pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Thursday 4 December: SE and SW LondonSubscription

    Local practice forum event, ‘Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education alcohol and brief interventions’. Kingston University, Penhryn Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE. Event 7.30pm, buffet 7pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Thursday 27 November: SE and SW LondonSubscription

    Local practice forum event, ‘Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education diabetes focal point’. Beckenham Beacon, 379–397 Croydon Road, Beckenham, London BR3 3QL. Event 7.30pm, buffet 7pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Thursday 20 November: SE and SW LondonSubscription

    Local practice forum event, ‘Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education diabetes focal point’. NHS Lambeth, 1 Lower Marsh, London, Waterloo SE1 7NT. Event 7.30pm, buffet 7pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Tuesday 25 November: SE and SW LondonSubscription

    Local practice forum event, ‘Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education diabetes focal point’. The Wilson, Cranmer Road, Mitcham, Surrey CR4 4LD. Event 7.30pm, buffet 7pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Tuesday 25 November: SE and SW LondonSubscription

    Local practice forum event, ‘Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education diabetes focal point’. Greenwich Forum, Trafalgar Road, London SE10 9EQ. Event 7.30pm, buffet 7pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Tuesday 4 November: SE and SW LondonSubscription

    Local practice forum event, ‘Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education diabetes focal point’. Postgraduate Centre, Croydon University Hospital, 530 London Road, Croydon, Surrey CR7 7YE. Event 7.30pm, buffet 7pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Thursday 6 November: SE and SW LondonSubscription

    Local practice forum event, ‘Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education diabetes focal point’. John Galsworthy Building, Room PRJG1004, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE. Event 7.30pm, buffet 7pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Thursday 13 November: SE and SW LondonSubscription

    Local practice forum event, ‘Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education diabetes focal point’. Bexley Holiday Inn, Black Prince Interchanges, Southwold Road, Bexley, Kent DA5 1ND. Event 7.30pm, buffet 7pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Thursday 20 November: SE and SW LondonSubscription

    Local practice forum event, ‘Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education diabetes focal point’. Loggia Room, York House, Twickenham TW1 3AA. Event 7.30pm, buffet 7pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Information accessibilitySubscription

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) is responding to an NHS England consultation on a draft standard for health and social care information, setting out requirements and recommendations that organisations must follow. The recommendations include providing information, such as patient leaflets and letters in different formats including large print, Braille, via email, in an ...

  • Medicines optimisationSubscription

    A clinical practice guideline on medicines optimisation is being developed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence for use in the NHS in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) is registered as a stakeholder to comment on the provisional recommendations. Members are invited to submit their views to inform the RPS’s ...

  • Ketamine regulationsSubscription

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) is responding to a UK Government consultation on a recommendation from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs to reschedule ketamine to schedule 2 to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 (as amended) (the 2001 Regulations). Members are invited to submit their views to the RPS on how this might affect various sectors ...

  • Distance sellingSubscription

    The General Pharmaceutical Council is seeking views on its draft guidance for registered pharmacies that provide internet and distance sale, supply or service provision. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society is responding to the consultation, and members are invited to submit their views to inform this response (email aileen.bryson@rpharms.com).

  • Regulator fundingSubscription

    Changes to the Health and Social Care Act 2012 mean that the UK Government will no longer fund the oversight of the General Pharmaceutical Council and other healthcare regulators. The regulators themselves must now fund the new Professional Standards Authority, which replaces the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence. They are consulting ...

  • Christian Hyelman diesSubscription

    On 3 September, Christian Hyelman, aged 86, of 38 Chester Place, Lancaster LA1 4HA. Mr Hyelman registered with the Society in 1950 and left in 2011.

  • Tuesday 4 November: LondonSubscription

    Local practice forum event, “Dementia friends and focal point training”, by the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE). 120 The Broadway, Wimbledon London SW19 1RH. Meeting 7.30pm, buffet 7pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Joy AdamsonSubscription

    I first met Joy over 40 years ago when we were pre-registration trainees at Newcastle General Hospital, and we remained friends ever since.

  • Edna Florence Farley diesSubscription

    On 3 October, Edna Florence Farley, aged 97, of 37 Sudley Gardens, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO21 1HY. Mrs Farley registered in 1938 and left the Society in 2007.

  • Cecily Denise Helliwell diesSubscription

    On 20 September, Cecily Denise Helliwell, aged 85, of 26 Grange Road, Dacre Banks, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 4HA. Mrs Helliwell registered in 1950 and left the Society in 2005.

  • Ralph Harwood diesSubscription

    On 11 October, Ralph Harwood, aged 102, of Flat 11, Stevenson Lodge, 39 Poole Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH4 9DX. Mr Harwood registered in 1934 and left the Society in 2006.

  • Thursday 6 November: BrightonSubscription

    Local practice forum event, ‘South East coast strategic clinical networks for children and young people’, chaired by Ryan Watkins. Room 406, Huxley building, University of Brighton, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 4GJ. Event 7.30pm, buffet 7pm. Book via this link: http://www.rpharms.com/events-calendar/event/592/clinical-care-pathways-for-acute-short-term-conditions-in-children

  • Wednesday 15 October: BasingstokeSubscription

    Local practice forum (LPF) event, ‘I can see clearly now’ by Christine Purslow PHD MCOptom FBCLA, Spectrum Thea. The Hilton Hotel, Old Common Road, Black Dam, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 3PR. Event 7.30pm, buffet 7pm. Book via this link: http://www.rpharms.com/events-calendar/event/548/i-can-see-clearly-now-joint-pharmacist-and-optometrist-event 

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