The 2015 Annual Conference (13–14 September 2015 at the ICC Birmingham) focuses on improved service delivery in pharmacy, clinical excellence and educational reform. Through four conference themes, delegates will engage in sessions that explore important issues that affect pharmacy, while showcasing innovation and best practice.
The Pharmaceutical Journal's panel discussion: Medicines, innovation and the value of medicineSubscription
Key opinion leaders were brought together to debate the controversial topic of highly priced medicines at The Pharmaceutical Journal’s panel discussion on 14 September 2015 at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s annual conference in Birmingham.
Pilot highlights ‘massive need’ for clinical pharmacist input into dispensing GP practicesSubscription
Findings from a pilot, in which a pharmacist independent prescriber provided face-to-face medication reviews in two dispensing practices, suggest that such care can deliver many benefits to patients.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) sees a role for the Cancer Drugs Fund, but it needs to be on a different footing, according to NICE’s programme director of technology appraisals.
At a recent debate at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society annual conference, pharmacists discussed whether homeopathic medicines should be sold from community pharmacies.
The evidence derived from a scheme to place pharmacists in general practice to ease pressures on GPs in England will be crucial to further integrating pharmacists into primary care, according to a leading practice pharmacist.
The pharmacy workforce must embrace clinical practice in the next few years amid advancements in medical and dispensing technologies, according to the UK’s chief pharmaceutical officers.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has published a strategy document for the future of the pharmacy workforce, which sets out the objectives of the Society and defines the quality of education required for students, trainees and pharmacists.
Hospitals outperforming primary care on antibiotic stewardship, says Public Health EnglandSubscription
When it comes to implementing toolkits for antimicrobial stewardship, hospitals are doing better than primary care, according to research by Public Health England.
Point of care tests are one of the most crucial developments in the fight against antimicrobial resistance, according to a leading antimicrobial pharmacist.
Reforms to pharmacy education have been delayed for “far too long” and progress must be made soon to deliver the pharmacists the health service needs, England’s chief pharmaceutical officer has warned.
All pharmacists employed by health boards and trusts in Wales should engage with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Faculty processes, according to the All Wales Chief Pharmacist Committee.
Customers using a pharmacy vaccination service are happy for the pharmacist to be allowed access to their GP records, suggests a survey of over 7,000 patients.
2015 RPS award winners announcedSubscription
The winners of this year’s Royal Pharmaceutical Society Awards were revealed at the annual conference in Birmingham on 13 September 2015.
The pharmacy profession will need to adapt its clinical practice within a changing NHS as the health service adjusts to meet demand, attendees at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s annual conference heard.