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  • Tuesday 30 September: London North WestSubscription

    Local practice forum event, “Interpretation of blood test results – a practical approach”, by Raymond Guirguis, pharmacy manager at Princess Grace Hospital, and Amira Guirguis, pharmacist at University of Hertfordshire. Cumberland Hotel (Best Western), Harrow, London HA1 2EF. Meeting 7.45pm, buffet 7pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Sunday 16 November: SurreySubscription

    Local practice forum event, “pharmacy — the front line”, by Deborah Evans (member of the English National Board). Cobham Hilton, Seven Hills Road South, Cobham KT11 1EW. Meeting 10am, buffet provided. Book via the RPS website.

  • Welsh Pharmacy Board chair, Mair Davies, receives RPS Charter AwardSubscription

    The Welsh Pharmacy Board Chair, Mair Davies, was presented with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Charter Award at the RPS Annual Conference in Birmingham on 8 September 2014. The award was presented by Ash Soni, President of the RPS, who praised Davies for her outstanding commitment and dedication to the profession over many years. 

  • Kin Ngai Soo diesSubscription

    On 14 February 2014, Kin Ngai Soo, aged 43, of 1 Alderley Road, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside CH47 2AT. Mr Soo registered in 1998 and left the Society in 2011.  

  • Michael John Symonds diesSubscription

    On 12 June 2014, Michael John Symonds MRPharmS, aged 72, of 95 Robin Hood Lane, Hall Green, BIRMINGHAM, B28 0JF. Mr Symonds registered in 1965.

  • Thursday 25 September: LeedsSubscription

    “RPS Faculty Surgery — West Yorkshire local practice forum (WYLPF) and Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire (CPWY) partnership”. Holiday Inn, Clifton Village, Brighouse, Leeds HD6 4HW. Meeting 7.15pm, buffet 6.30pm. Book via the RPS website    

  • Sunday 12 October: LondonSubscription

    Pharmacists interested in becoming a local practice forum mentoring champion should attend the Royal Pharmaceutical Society mentoring development day. Royal Pharmaceutical Society, 1 Lambeth High Street, London SE1 7JN. Meeting 11am–4pm. Lunch will be provided. Travel expenses will be reimbursed. Contact faculty@rpharms.com for further information.

  • RPS community and primary care development programmeSubscription

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society is holding mentoring workshops for community and primary care pharmacists. Pharmacists can attend one of three groups:

  • Thursday 16 October: mentoring webinarSubscription

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Independent Pharmacy Federation are hosting an introductory webinar about mentoring and how it can benefit community pharmacists. Webinar 7.30pm-8.30pm. Contact faculty@rpharms.com for further information about how to join.  

  • George Anthony Boyd diesSubscription

    On 30 August 2014, George Anthony Boyd, aged 81, of Carinosa, 5 Southall Lane, Cranford, Hounslow, Middlesex TW5 9WD. Mr Boyd registered in 1965 and left the Society in March 2014.

  • Wednesday 15 October: LondonSubscription

    Local practice forum event “Novel Oral Anticoagulants” by Helen Williams, Consultant Pharmacist, Greenwich Forum, Trafalgar Rd, London SE10 9EQ. Meeting 7.30pm–9pm, buffet 7pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Thursday 25 September: OrpingtonSubscription

    Local practice forum event “Novel Oral Anticoagulants” by Helen Williams, Consultant Pharmacist, Crofton Halls, Crofton Road, Orpington BR6 8PR. Meeting 7.30pm–9pm, buffet 7pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Tuesday 7 October: BeckenhamSubscription

    Local practice forum event “novel oral anticoagulants” by Helen Williams, consultant pharmacist. Beckenham Beacon, 379-397 Croydon Rd, Beckenham BR3 3QL. Meeting 7.30pm–9pm, buffet 7pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Thursday 18 September: BexleySubscription

    Local practice forum event “novel oral anticoagulants” by Helen Williams, consultant pharmacist. Bexley Holiday Inn, Southwold Rd, Bexley, Greater London DA5 1ND. Meeting 7.30pm–9pm, buffet 7pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Thursday 9 October: LondonSubscription

    Local practice forum event “novel oral anticoagulants” by Helen Williams, consultant pharmacist. York House, Richmond Road, Twickenham, London TW1 3AA. Meeting 7.30pm–9pm, buffet 7pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Thursday 2 October: Kingston Upon ThamesSubscription

    Local practice forum event “novel oral anticoagulants” by Helen Williams, consultant pharmacist. Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE. Meeting 7.30pm–9pm, buffet 7pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Tuesday 23 September: LondonSubscription

    Local practice forum event “novel oral anticoagulants” by Helen Williams, consultant pharmacist. Owen Centre, Lewisham Hospital, High Street, Lewisham, London SE13 6LH. Meeting 7.30pm–9pm, buffet 7pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Tuesday 30 September: MitchamSubscription

    Local practice forum event “novel oral anticoagulants” by Helen Williams, consultant pharmacist. The Wilson Hospital, Cranmer Road, Mitcham, Surrey CR4 4LD. Meeting 7.30pm–9pm, buffet 7pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Tuesday 21 October: HuddersfieldSubscription

    Local practice forum event “Recognition of the sick child” by Alistair Morris, consultant paediatrician at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. University of Huddersfield, George Buckley lecture theatre, Queensgate, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 3DH. Meeting 7.30pm, buffet 7pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Wednesday 12 November: LeedsSubscription

    “Consultation skills – WYLPF in partnership with CPPE”. Holiday Inn, Clifton Village, Brighouse, Leeds HD6 4HW. Meeting 7.30pm, buffet 7pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Thursday 2 October: HuddersfieldSubscription

    Local practice forum event, “Hypertension update”, by Saima Afzal, senior lecturer at University of Huddersfield and clinical pharmacist at Sheffield Hospital. University of Huddersfield, George Buckley lecture theatre, Queensgate, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 3DH. Meeting 7.30pm, buffet 7pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Former RPSGB president wins FIP award posthumouslySubscription

    Colin Hitchings, former RPSGB president who passed away on 30 June 2014, has been awarded the Joseph A Oddis Award posthumously for exceptional service to the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).

  • Lindsey GilpinSubscription

    By Howard Duff

    As a member of the English Pharmacy Board (EPB), Lindsey was very well respected for her passion and her integrity. I worked very closely with her and saw her grow into the role of EPB chair, a post of which she was rightly very proud.

  • Lindsey GilpinSubscription

    By

    There are many people I meet through my elected role, many of whom I would call a friend. But Lindsey went into a category that few make, that of “thick or thin true friend”. There are few who are daft enough to take a bullet for me but I know that Lindsey would have done and has done in the past.

  • Lindsey GilpinSubscription

    By

    Lindsey was one of nature’s truly wonderful people, always smiling no matter the workload, the hour or the exhaustion. You couldn’t find a greater leader, a greater person or indeed anyone who worked as hard to make pharmacy greater. As the first English Board Chair of the new PLB post split, she made history at a particularly momentous and challenging time. She was instrumental in the start-up, consolidation, growth and turnaround of our new body and amongst other things, she fought ...

  • David Sames diesSubscription

    On 20 August 2014, David Sames MRPharmS, aged 79, of Dillkoosha, 12 Elm Walk, Gidea Park, Romford, Essex RM2 5NR. Mr Sames registered in 1956.

  • Wednesday 10 September: LondonSubscription

    Local practice forum event “Genetics of Cancer” by Dr Natalie Canham, Consultant in Clinical Genetics at Northwick Park Hospital. Larches Community Hall, 1 Rectory Lane, Edgware HA8 7LF. Meeting 8pm, buffet 7.15pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Brian S BakerSubscription

    By Joan Greenleaf

    I have known Brian Baker, as a friend and colleague, since the mid-1960s, when he moved from the pharmaceutical industry to join us at the Royal Free Hospital and set up its first quality-control laboratory. Later, in the early 1970s, when the regional and area pharmacy structures were established, and I returned to North East Thames Region, Brian was appointed Regional Quality Controller. A first-rate pharmacist, Brian’s friendly and engaging personality enabled him to achieve the ...

  • Tuesday 16 September: NorthwichSubscription

    Local practice forum event “Consultation skills — the new pharmacy practice standards. What do they mean to me as a pharmacy professional?” by Sarah Gough and Samantha White, CPPE tutors. The Blue Cap, Chester Road, Sandiway, Northwich CW8 2DN. Meeting 8pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Joan Sylvia Wightman diesSubscription

    Joan Sylvia Wightman, aged 82, of 1A Meadow Way, Norwich, Norfolk NR6 5NW. Mrs Wightman registered in 1954.

  • Wednesday 17 September: CheltenhamSubscription

    Local practice forum event “Meeting of the Great Western LPF Palliative Care” by Dr Cath Blinman, Sandford Education Centre, Cheltenham GL53 7PX. Meeting 7.45pm, buffet 6.45pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Tuesday 9 September: Thornton HeathSubscription

    Local practice forum event “Novel Oral Anticoagulants” by Helen Williams, Consultant Pharmacist, Croydon University Hospital, 530 London Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey CR7 7YE. Meeting 7.30pm–9pm, buffet 7pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Wednesday 17 September: LondonSubscription

    Local practice forum event “Novel Oral Anticoagulants” by Helen Williams, Consultant Pharmacist, 120 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1RH. Meeting 7.30pm–9pm, buffet 7pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Monday 15 September: LondonSubscription

    Local practice forum event “Novel Oral Anticoagulants” by Helen Williams, Consultant Pharmacist, NHS Lambeth, 1 Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London SE1 7NT. Meeting 7.30pm–9pm, buffet 7pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Call for Society Fellowship NominationsSubscription

    The Panel of Fellows will be holding their next meeting in November 2014

  • Jean Martin diesSubscription

    Mrs Martin registered in 1948

  • Leslie William Booth diesSubscription

    Mr Booth first registered in 1943 and left the society in 2006

  • David Charles Williams diesSubscription

    Mr Williams registered in 1956 and left the society in 2005

  • 2014-2015 Flu vaccination programme in WalesSubscription

    The Welsh government has outlined the role of community pharmacies in the 2014–2015 flu immunisation programme. As in 2013-2014, health boards are expected to enter into arrangements with at least 25% of their community pharmacies to provide vaccinations. Although GPs will continue to be the main provider of flu vaccinations, community pharmacies will be utilised to promote uptake among harder to reach groups, focusing on individuals aged under 65 years who are at risk. They will also ...

  • Thursday 4 September: RPS Guidance – East of ScotlandSubscription

    “RPS Guidance – improving patient outcomes the better use of Multi Compartment Compliance Aids, supporting change.” Open to all pharmacists, pre-registration trainees, pharmacy students and technicians. Riverhouse, Castle Business Park, Craigforth, Stirling FK9 4TW. Buffet 6pm, meeting 7–9pm.

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