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RPS conference opening session

RPS annual conference 2014 in pictures

12 SEP 2014

Delegates attended educational sessions and made the most of networking opportunities at the 2014 Royal Pharmaceutical Society Annual Conference, held at the ICC, Birmingham, on 7–8 September.

Building of the School of Pharmacy of the University College London

Student fitness to practise procedures should be more consistent, RPS conference told

12 SEP 2014

Inconsistency in the way fitness to practise cases are dealt with between different universities may be cause for concern, Mark Pitt of the Pharmacists’ Defence Association told conference audience.

Theo Raynor, RPS lifetime achievement award winner

RPS awards 2014 in pictures

11 SEP 2014

Royal Pharmaceutical Society members received awards for their outstanding contributions to pharmacy.

Nigel Clarke, chairman of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) speaking at the RPS Conference 2014

Public would expect pharmacists to join professional body, says chairman of GPhC

11 SEP 2014

The chairman of the General Pharmaceutical Council has said it is “quite wrong” that there are pharmacists who think they do not need to join their professional body.

Nicola Stoner, cancer consultant pharmacist at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust during the RPS Conference 2014

Health coaching could empower cancer patients

10 SEP 2014

Receiving health coaching by pharmacists could form part of the support available to cancer patients and encourage them to take responsibility for their own treatment.

Lelly Oboh, Denise Taylor and Steve Tomlin, panelists at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society conference 2014

How pharmacists can improve the care of vulnerable patients

9 SEP 2014

Specialist pharmacists discuss the issues surrounding vulnerable patient groups at the RPS annual conference.

Carmel Darcy (left) and Ruth Miller receive the Pharmaceutical Care Awards 2014 trophy from Nick Lowen of GlaxoSmithKline, supporter of the awards

Keeping patients safe when they transfer between care settingsSubscription

1 AUG 2014

Consultant pharmacist-led case management service focused on older people in intermediate care wins Pharmaceutical Care Award.

Clare Kerr of Celesio UK (left) and Liz Stafford of Rowlands Pharmacy explain how the Community Pharmacy Future project brought pharmacy multiples together

Pharmacy chains join forces to deliver respiratory and polypharmacy servicesSubscription

1 AUG 2014

The NHS could save £470m a year if all community pharmacies adopted the services piloted by one of the Pharmaceutical Care Awards finalist teams.

Community pharmacist Claire Thomas answers questions about the falls prevention service that she helped develop in Doncaster

Pharmacists take a lead in community falls preventionSubscription

1 AUG 2014

Launching a community falls prevention service has identified at-risk patients and strengthened ties with secondary care teams.

David Campbell and Steve Barrett, of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, received the audience choice award for the project voted most able to be reproduced

Involving care home patients in decisions about their medicinesSubscription

1 AUG 2014

A look at how a framework was developed for multidisciplinary reviews of medication in nursing homes, involving residents in decision making.

Anja St Clair Jones describes her role as an independent prescriber for patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Inflammatory bowel patients benefit from independent prescriber interventionsSubscription

1 AUG 2014

A specialist pharmacist is now managing the biologics service for gastroenterology patients as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Venessa Echanique and Claire Thomas defend the finalist project from Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Services redesigned around complex mental health patientsSubscription

1 AUG 2014

Patients on high-risk medicines for mental health conditions can access physical health checks and medicines support in the community.

Pharmaceutical Care Awards 2014 trophy

Care Awards in picturesSubscription

1 AUG 2014

Those gathered at the Pharmaceutical Care Awards 2014 viewed the finalists’ posters at a networking reception and heard the teams defend their projects in an interactive Q&A session, hosted by The Pharmaceutical Journal.

Audience choice winners reflect on their Pharmaceutical Care Awards projectVideoSubscription

1 AUG 2014

The team’s project enabled care home residents to become more involved with decisions about their medicines.

Pharmaceutical Care Award winners describe the value of their projectVideoSubscription

1 AUG 2014

The team discuss their management service for older people in intermediate care.

Support for the Pharmaceutical Care AwardsVideoSubscription

1 AUG 2014

Why the event is valuable for spreading innovative pharmacy practice.

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