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  • Back of graduates with graduation hats

    A survival guide to your preregistration training Subscription

    The transition from university to preregistration training can be daunting. As the new training year begins Marianna Liaskou, pharmacist and research administrator at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), and Rachel Joynes, head of research and evaluation at the RPS, discuss the support available from the Society during your preregistration year.

  • Paul Bennett new chief executive Royal Pharmaceutical Society

    Q&A with Paul Bennett, chief executive of the Royal Pharmaceutical SocietySubscription

    Paul Bennett took up his new role as chief executive of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society on 3 July. He joins the RPS from his position as chief officer of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Pharmaceutical Committee. He was previously professional standards director and superintendent pharmacist at Boots UK.

  • John Betts, keeper of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) museum

    Q&A: John Betts, keeper of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society museumSubscription

    John Betts, keeper of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) museum since 2010, speaks to Corrinne Burns about the latest activities of the museum team — including a new app, free to download now from the iTunes store.

  • Partnership, handshake

    Why pharmacists need advanced practice specialist residences: the UK–Australia storySubscription

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has signed a partnership agreement with the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia, a national professional membership body in Australia representing over 4,500 pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacists in training working in Australia’s hospitals and other clinical healthcare settings.

  • Promoting oral health in the communitySubscription

    14 AUG 2017By

    Dental caries caused 63,000 children to be admitted to hospital for surgery in 2014. In that year, approximately one-quarter of British five-year-olds suffered with tooth decay and more than one-third of children did not see a dentist

  • Research about emergency department pharmacistsSubscription

    9 AUG 2017By Daniel Greenwood

    I would like to bring readers’ attention to our research study ‘An investigation of EmergeNcy Department PharmAcist PractitionERs in the United Kingdom’ (the ENDPAPER study) led by researchers at the University of Manchester. Funded by the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association and Pharmacy Research UK, ENDPAPER aims to describe and define the role of emergency department pharmacists who have completed additional clinical skills training. We are currently looking for study participants who: Are ...

  • Over-simplistic view of the opioid substitution serviceSubscription

    9 AUG 2017By Anthony Young

    I read with disappointment the letter by Wai Sin Kung calling for opioid substitution services to be scrapped (The Pharmaceutical Journal 2017;299:40). The views expressed were unfounded and simplistic. The opioid substitution service does indeed help some users to stop abusing drugs, but it is also there to prevent some of the social upheaval that often follows with a drug addiction, ...

  • Concerns about GPhC consultation on 'pharmacy team'Subscription

    3 AUG 2017By

    After only seven years, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) appears to be using its powers under the Pharmacy Order 2010 to provide guidance for everyone whose activities affect the services provided by registrants (pharmacists and technicians). This guidance is designed to elaborate on the existing standards for registered pharmacies, particularly those obligations directed at owners. So perhaps we can feel a little more confident that the GPhC finally acknowledges that the quality ...

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