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From left: Sir Michael Rawlins, Douglas Simpson, Nikesh Kotecha and Clive Page

The Queen honours four people with connections to pharmacySubscription

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The Queen’s Birthday Honours lists recognise the achievements of a wide range of people from across the UK. The Pharmaceutical Journal has profiled four people honoured this year who are either pharmacists or have close connections with pharmacy or the pharmaceutical industry.

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Q&A: UK general election 2017: pharmacists reactSubscription

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The Pharmaceutical Journal interviews pharmacists from across the nation to get their thoughts on the results of the UK general election in June 2017.

Marie-Paule Keiny, World Health Organization (WHO) assistant director-general for health systems and innovation

Q&A: Progress in seasonal influenza vaccines but world still short of capacity for pandemic vaccinesSubscription

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Marie-Paule Kieny from the World Health Organization discusses efforts over the past decade by the global agency to enhance seasonal influenza vaccine efficacy and production capacity, to ensure there is sufficient pandemic vaccine production, and to promote the effective development and deployment of pandemic vaccines by developing countries.

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.

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NHS cyber attack: views from the front lineSubscription

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The Pharmaceutical Journal spoke to pharmacists to find out how the cyber attack of 12 May 2017 affected their service provision and what they did to manage the situation.

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Restricting what is allowed on prescription in England: views from healthcare professionals and patient groupsSubscription

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We ask healthcare professionals across primary care and patient groups for their thoughts on NHS England’s decision to review what GPs are allowed to prescribe.

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Q&A: How to ensure access to essential medicines for those in low and middle-income countriesSubscription

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Andy Gray and Hans Hogerzeil, co-chairs of the The Lancet Commission on Essential Medicines, discuss the analysis on the cost of providing essential medicines to people in low and middle-income countries.

Mair Davies, RPS director for Wales

RPS director for Wales: 'There’s a collaborative approach to everything in Wales'

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The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Welsh Pharmacy Board launched its manifesto in November 2015. Mair Davies, director for RPS Wales, talks to Julia Robinson about progress made since the launch, and her objectives for 2017 and beyond.

Robbie Turner, new Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) director for England

RPS director for England: 'Let's make sure pharmacists feel supported and invigorated'

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New RPS director for England, Robbie Turner, tells Julia Robinson about his plans for 2017 and how he hopes his experience as chief executive of Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire will help him achieve his goals.

Alex MacKinnon, director for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Scotland

RPS director for Scotland: '2017 will be a year of opportunity rather than challenge'Subscription

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Alex MacKinnon, director for the Scotland at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), tells Julia Robinson what 2017 will mean for pharmacists in Scotland and how RPS Scotland plans to embrace new opportunities on behalf of the profession.

Shanelle Hall, Director of Supply Division, UNICEF

A breakthrough in lowering the price of vaccines to increase access to childrenSubscription

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Shanelle Hall from UNICEF discusses the breakthrough pentavalent vaccine three-year tender with six vaccine suppliers.

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Q&A: Invest in safety and make savings overall — interview with Don BerwickSubscription

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The author of the 2013 report which looked at patient safety in the NHS after the Mid Staffordshire Hospital scandal speaks to Jenny Bryan to share his thoughts on whether progress has been made.

Helen Gordon is departing as chief executive of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Q&A: Farewell to RPS chief executive, Helen GordonSubscription

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After seven years in the pharmacy world, Helen Gordon is departing as chief executive of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society to enter pastures new at the Royal Society of Medicine. Here, she talks to Julia Robinson about her proudest moments and what advice she would give to her successor. 

Simon Redman, director of finance at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)

Q&A: An insight into the finances of the Royal Pharmaceutical SocietySubscription

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The 2017 Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) budget, agreed in November 2016, includes a financial surplus of £5,000 before interest. Here Simon Redman, director of finance at the RPS, talks to Julia Robinson about how the RPS has recovered from last year’s budgeted loss of £1.5m and what plans are being made to improve services and engage with members in the coming year. 

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Q&A: WHO director-general candidates’ views on global healthSubscription

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Six candidates in the race to be director-general of the World Health Organization outline their priorities and vision for global health.

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