The 2014 Annual Conference (7–8 September 2014 at the ICC Birmingham) builds on the success of last year's revised programme format. Through six conference themes, the conference will be covering key issues that affect the profession, while showcasing innovation and best practice.
Focus groups reveal different opinions on which information should be shared with community pharmacists.
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.
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.
Input from patients on the design and execution of clinical research can provide a valuable perspective that healthcare professionals may not offer, a researcher says.
Royal Pharmaceutical Society members received awards for their outstanding contributions to pharmacy.
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.
Receiving health coaching from pharmacists could form part of the support available to cancer patients and encourage them to take responsibility for their own treatment.
Counterfeit medicines are being designed specifically to deceive pharmacists, the annual Royal Pharmaceutical Society conference heard.
The UK government minister addressed the delay in two key documents for pharmacy in his speech to the annual Royal Pharmaceutical Society conference.
UK pharmacy needs to promote itself as a significant caregiver, according to the independent chairman of a commission on its future role.
Pharmacy degrees should move away from a focus on chemistry and other sciences and concentrate on health provision, Scotland’s chief pharmacist has said.
Specialist pharmacists discuss the issues surrounding vulnerable patient groups at the RPS annual conference.
Two thirds of pharmacists miss at least one of five dispensing errors hidden in test prescriptions, study findsSubscription
Only one third of community pharmacists spotted all dispensing errors hidden in 50 test prescriptions, researchers revealed at the RPS Annual Conference.
Hamish Wilson, the Vice Chair of Healthcare Improvement in Scotland, and Alpana Mair, the Deputy Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, discuss the future of the Prescription for Excellence programme in Scotland, how they plan to help pharmacists expand their clinical role and the possible impact of the Scottish referendum.
Ash Soni (President of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society) explains to Matthew Wright (Executive Editor at The Pharmaceutical Journal) the future of RPS as a Royal College for pharmacists and the value of the RPS Faculty for the career path of the Pharmacists.
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Members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society received awards at the RPS annual conference dinner in Birmingham.
At the moment, pharmacists need to have a minimum of ten years of experience to be eligible for accreditation.
Speaking at the RPS conference, Mike Hannay said the delay in the second round of the consultation means no solution will be implemented in the foreseeable future.