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RPS annual conference 2014

Crowd gathers at the opening of the RPS Conference 2014

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.

Bryony Dean Franklin, Chair of the ‘Enhancing patient care through evaluation and research’ stream at the RPS conference

Views on sharing discharge information with pharmacistsSubscription

Focus groups reveal different opinions on which information should be shared with community pharmacists.

RPS conference opening session

RPS annual conference 2014 in pictures

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.

Attendees at the one of the sessions of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's Conference 2014

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

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.

Patients offer insight into clinical research, RPS conference hears

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.

Theo Raynor, RPS lifetime achievement award winner

RPS awards 2014 in pictures

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

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

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

Counterfeits designed to deceive pharmacists, RPS conference hears

Counterfeit medicines are being designed specifically to deceive pharmacists, the annual Royal Pharmaceutical Society conference heard.

Earl Howe, parliamentary under secretary of state for quality, speaking at the RPS Conference 2014

Earl Howe acknowledges delays for dispensing error and education reformsSubscription

The UK government minister addressed the delay in two key documents for pharmacy in his speech to the annual Royal Pharmaceutical Society conference.

Judith Smith, director of policy at the Nuffield Trust, speaking to delegates at the RPS Conference 2014

Nuffield Trust to review progress on its Now or Never reportSubscription

UK pharmacy needs to promote itself as a significant caregiver, according to the independent chairman of a commission on its future role.

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

How pharmacists can improve the care of vulnerable patients

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

Hannah Family, speaker at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society conference 2014

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.

Promoting excellence in pharmacy in ScotlandVideo

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.

The future of the Royal Pharmaceutical SocietyVideo

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.

Faculty-portfolio

Top tips for getting started on your Faculty portfolio

If you’ve been thinking about submitting your application for the RPS Faculty, these tips may serve as a helpful starting point

Helen Gordon opens the 2014 RPS Awards dinner

2014 RPS award winners announced

Members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society received awards at the RPS annual conference dinner in Birmingham.

Ash Soni, RPS President, during his address at the RPS Conference 2014

Faculty will expand assessment to pharmacists with at least two years' experienceVideo

At the moment, pharmacists need to have a minimum of ten years of experience to be eligible for accreditation.

Martine Wright, paralympian and speaker at the RPS Conference 2014

Lessons from a 7/7 survivor

Paralympian Martine Wright, who lost both her legs in the 7/7 terrorist act, shared her inspirational story with the RPS conference.

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