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  • New Faculty submission datesSubscription

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Faculty is in its second year and, having listened to members’ and assessors’ opinions, the Faculty team would like to offer two assessment submission dates during 2015: Sunday 26 April 2015, midnight Sunday 29 November 2015, midnight

  • Tuesday 27 January: NewportSubscription

    A Wales Centre for Pharmacy Professional Education (WCPPE) event, held jointly with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, ‘Annual Professional Debate’. Hilton Hotel, Chepstow Road, Langstone, Newport NP18 2LX. Event 7pm. Book via WCPPE by calling 029 2087 4784 or via www.wcppe.org.uk.

  • Alcohol and substance misuseSubscription

    As part of the Health and Social Care Committee inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse in Wales, the Committee will consider the following areas: The impacts of alcohol and substance misuse on people in Wales, including young people and university students, older people, homeless people, and people in police custody or prisons; The ...

  • Care standards in WalesSubscription

    The Welsh Government is consulting on integrating the 26 Standards for Health Services in Wales and the 12 Fundamentals of Care Standards into 7 Quality Themes and 24 Health Standards. Full details of this consultation can be found Welsh Government website.

  • Liver disease delivery planSubscription

    The Welsh Government has launched a consultation on a draft Liver Disease Delivery Plan.

  • Tribute for Robert BlythSubscription

    By

    I was a member of Robert Blyth’s editorial team on The Pharmaceutical Journal during the decade leading up to his retirement. He impressed me with the brilliance of his mind and his thorough knowledge and understanding of pharmacy in Britain and the political environment in which it existed.

  • Qualified person: Angela HallamSubscription

    Angela Hallam, MRPharmS, clinical trials and regulatory affairs pharmacist and strategic lead for clinical trials, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, was added to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Qualified Person (QP) register on 9 December 2014. Having successfully passed the Joint Professional Bodies’ QP viva, she is eligible to be named as a QP on manufacturers’ authorisations.

  • Robert Dewar diesSubscription

    On 8 November, Robert Dewar MPharmS, aged 71, of 5 Mclarens Park, Gargunnock, Stirling FK8 3DG. Mr Dewar registered with the Society in 1965.

  • Wednesday 14/Thursday 15 January: LondonSubscription

    A Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) event, ‘Developing a research funding application: training for novice research pharmacists’. RPS Headquarters, 1 Lambeth High Street, London SE1 7JN. Two-day event on 14–15 January 2015, 9am–5pm each day. Optional third day module on 5 March 2015. Book via the RPS website.

  • Wednesday 25 February: SW LondonSubscription

    Local practice forum event, ‘Anti-platelets’. Loggia Room, York House, Twickenham TW1 3AA. Event 7.30pm, buffet 7pm. Email yourpesl@gmail.com to book.

  • Wednesday 4 March: SE LondonSubscription

    Local practice forum event, ‘Anti-platelets’. The Owen Centre, Lewisham Hospital, High Street, Lewisham, London SE13 6LH. Event 7.30pm, buffet 7pm. Email yourpesl@gmail.com to book.

  • Wednesday 4 February: SW LondonSubscription

    Local practice forum event, ‘Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education alcohol and brief interventions’. 120 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1RH. Event 7.30pm, buffet 7pm. Email yourpesl@gmail.com to book.

  • Tuesday 10 February: SW LondonSubscription

    Local practice forum event, ‘Anti-platelets’. Postgraduate Centre, Croydon University Hospital, 530 London Road, Croydon, Surrey CR7 7YE. Event 7.30pm, buffet 7pm. Email yourpesl@gmail.com to book.

  • Tuesday 17 February: SE LondonSubscription

    Local practice forum event, ‘Anti-platelets’. NHS Lambeth, 1 Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London SE1 7NT. Event 7.30pm, buffet 7pm. Email yourpesl@gmail.com to book.

  • Wednesday 18 March: SW LondonSubscription

    Local practice forum event, ‘Anti-platelets’. John Galsworthy Building, Kingston University, Penrhyn Rd, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE. Event 7.30pm, buffet 7pm. Email yourpesl@gmail.com to book.

  • Tuesday 20 January: SE LondonSubscription

    Local practice forum event, ‘Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education alcohol and brief interventions’. NHS Lambeth, 1 Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London SE1 7NT. Event 7.30pm, buffet 7pm. Email yourpesl@gmail.com to book.

  • Tuesday 27 January: SE LondonSubscription

    Local practice forum event, ‘Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education alcohol and brief interventions’. Beckenham Beacon, 379–397 Croydon Rd, Beckenham BR3 3QL. Event 7.30pm, buffet 7pm. Email yourpesl@gmail.com to book.

  • Tuesday 13 January: 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. Email yourpesl@gmail.com to book.

  • 2015 elections to the National Pharmacy BoardsSubscription

    The Assembly has agreed that members elected to the National Pharmacy Boards in 2015 will take office at 00.01 on the following dates (‘the effective date’): 16 June 2015: Scottish Pharmacy Board 22 June 2015: Welsh Pharmacy Board 24 June 2015: English Pharmacy Board Nominations for election are due to be invited in late February 2015. The election scheme will be published on the RPS website.

  • Tribute for Anthony Derek John BalonSubscription

    By

    In 1962, my family arrived in London from apartheid South Africa. My late father Jerry Shulman became manager of Lewis and Burrows Ltd, in South Kensington. Within a few months he hugely improved the branch turnover. He soon clashed with his younger livewire area manager, Derek Balon, who tried to advise him on how to improve his performance. Thus, an enduring family and professional friendship began.

  • George Charles Battiscombe Smallwood diesSubscription

    On 29 November, George Charles Battiscombe Smallwood MPharmS, known as Charles, aged 83, of 7 Dornton Road, South Croydon, Surrey CR2 7DR. Mr Smallwood registered with the Society in 1958.

  • John Marriner diesSubscription

    On 26 November, John Marriner, aged 84, of 19 Crawford Avenue, Bispham, Blackpool FY2 9BX. Mr Marriner registered with the Society in 1958 and left the Society in 2014.

  • Tuesday 13 January: SurreySubscription

    Local practice forum event, ‘Supporting carers through pharmacy’. Park Room, Guildford College, Stoke Road, Guildford GU1 1EZ. Organised in support of Carers’ Information Week. Open to all members of the pharmacy team. Event 7.30pm, buffet 7pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Tribute for Robert BlythSubscription

    By Douglas Simpson

    Robert Blyth was a tough nut. He had to be. Editing a journal for a professional body is no easy task. Even though it has been the policy for many years that The Pharmaceutical Journal should have editorial freedom, it was not a policy that all Council members went along with and not a few of them created trouble of one sort or another. (The Society was governed by a Council, not an Assembly, in those days.) Luckily, Robert managed to ensure that there was never a majority ...

  • Robert Blyth diesSubscription

    On 27 November 2014, Robert Blyth, MBE, FRPharmS, aged 93, of 43 Morton’s Fork, Blue Bridge, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK13 OLA. Mr Blyth registered with the Society in 1949 and became a Fellow in 1970. Mr Blyth was educated at Dunfermline High School and qualified from Heriot-Watt College, Edinburgh in 1949, after service in the Royal Artillery and the Royal Indian Artillery during the Second World War (1939-45). He was editor of The Pharmaceutical Journal from 1961 to ...

  • Llewelyn Patch diesSubscription

    Recently, Llewelyn Patch MPharmS, aged 104, of Kirkgate Cottage, Main Street, Bardsea, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 9QT. Mr Patch registered with the Society in 1932.

  • Ciaran Donnelly diesSubscription

    Recently, Ciaran Donnelly, aged 23, who was undertaking pre-registration training at Leasowe Pharmacy, Leasowe Primary Care Centre, Leasowe, Wirral CH46 2QQ. Mr Donnelly registered as a student member of the Society in 2011 and became an associate in 2014.

  • Thursday 29 January: HuddersfieldSubscription

    Local practice forum (LPF) event, ‘West Yorkshire LPF lecture: Bridging the gap — ketamine formulations’. University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH. Event 7.30pm, buffet 7pm. Book via RPS website.

  • Wednesday 14 January: West YorkshireSubscription

    Local practice forum event, ’West Yorkshire Local Practice Forum Faculty and Foundation Surgery’. Holiday Inn Brighouse, Coal Pitt lane, Clifton Village, Brighouse, West Yorkshire HD6 4HW. Event 7.30pm, tea from 7pm. Book via RPS website.

  • New FellowsSubscription

    In accordance with the powers vested in it, the Panel of Fellows appointed under Section 4 of the Society’s Regulations has designated the following 23 members as Fellows of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society for distinction in the profession of pharmacy:

  • Anthony Derek John Balon diesSubscription

    On 25 November, Anthony Derek John Balon, aged 79, of 12 Dukes Avenue, Edgware, Middlesex HA8 7RX. Dr Balon registered in 1961, became a fellow in 1992 and left the Society in 2014.

  • Yakshadevi Kamlesh Patel diesSubscription

    On 27 June, Yakshadevi Kamlesh Patel, aged 56, of 15 Alders Close, Edgware, Middlesex HA8 9QQ. Mrs Patel registered in 1980 and left the Society in 2011.

  • Thursday 27 November: ScotlandSubscription

    Local practice forum event, ‘Are you using standards and guidance to ensure patient-centred professionalism in the delivery of care?’ The Gailes Restaurant, Marine Drive, Gailes, Ayrshire KA11 5AE. Event 6.30pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Wednesday 10 December: SloughSubscription

    Local practice forum event, ‘Inflammatory Bowel Disease: background, diagnosis and treatment’. John Lister Postgraduate Centre, Wexham Park Hospital (entrance 4), Slough SL2 4HL. Event 7.30pm, buffet 7pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Shradhdha Masharani diesSubscription

    On 9 October, Shradhdha Masharani MRPharmS, aged 50, of 18 Sweetbriar Close, Waltham, Grimsby, South Humberside DN37 0YF. Mrs Masharani registered with the Society in 1987.

  • Herbert William Parker diesSubscription

    On 30 October, Herbert Parker MRPharmS, aged 82, of Longacre, 4 The Dingle, Knighton, Powys, Wales LD7 1LD. Mr Parker registered with the Society in 1954.

  • RPS Faculty update: extension to portfolio deadlineSubscription

    The RPS Faculty has extended the deadline for members to submit portfolios for the last cycle of assessments to midnight on Sunday 30 November 2014, in response to requests from members. The credentialing panel has been rearranged for Wednesday 25 February 2015.

  • John Wyles diesSubscription

    On 9 October, John Wyles MRPharmS, aged 76, of Flat 32, Hawthorn Gardens, The Hawthorns Caerleon, Newport, Gwent NP18 1NX. Mr Wyles registered with the Society in 1960.

  • RPS Faculty update: new membersSubscription

    The following individuals represent the most recent cohort of members to be successful in gaining admission to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Faculty. (MFRPSI denotes a Faculty member awarded advanced stage I, MFRPSII denotes a Faculty member awarded advanced stage II, and FFRPS denotes a Faculty fellow.)

  • Wednesday 10 December: EdinburghSubscription

    Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Scotland event, ‘RPS Scotland Christmas Party 2014’. Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, 81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AU. Event 7pm–1am. All welcome, £35 per person. Email elspeth.bridges@rpharms.com to book a place.

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