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Neal Patel, head of corporate communications at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)

Q&A: Neal Patel, RPS head of corporate communications Subscription

Neal Patel, head of corporate communications for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society talks to Corrinne Burns about how he got into the job, with the message to every practising pharmacist interested in engaging with the media that they have a story to tell.

John D’Arcy, managing director of Numark

John D’Arcy — looking back on community pharmacy and predictions for the futureSubscription

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John D’Arcy, managing director of the virtual community pharmacy chain Numark and former chief executive of the National Pharmacy Association, spells out his vision for pharmacy as he approaches retirement.

Julie Hall (MBE) from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Boost in availability of oral cholera vaccines is a potential game changer in global fight against choleraSubscription

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Julie Hall from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies discusses a new global health plan to cut cholera deaths by 90% and to eliminate the disease by 2030.

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Awareness campaigns: opening patients’ eyes to what pharmacy can offer

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This year’s National Eye Health Week (18–24 September 2017) presented an opportunity for healthcare organisations to highlight the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests.

Rob Duncombe, director of pharmacy at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Hospital Expert Advisory Group

Q&A: Rob Duncombe, chair of the RPS Hospital Expert Advisory Group Subscription

Rob Duncombe, director of pharmacy at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Hospital Expert Advisory Group, discusses the group’s activities and the diversity of hospital pharmacy.

Marc Bulterys, team leader of the global hepatitis programme (GHP) at the World Health Organization (WHO)

World Health Organization looks to eliminate threat of hepatitis B and CSubscription

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The World Health Organization’s Marc Bulterys on the agency’s efforts to eliminate viral hepatitis by scaling up screening and improving access to new and effective drugs

Meg Caroline Doherty, co-ordinator of treatment and care at the department of HIV/AIDS at the World Health Organisation (WHO)

The World Health Organization warns of increasing HIV drug resistance and issues new guidelines to address threatSubscription

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Meg Caroline Doherty from the World Health Organization discusses the increasing number of cases HIV drug resistance, and the new guidelines and global action plan developed by the WHO to help countries address the threat.

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Q&A: Let’s talk foot care with patients

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As part of The Pharmaceutical Journal and RB’s joint campaign on foot health, five healthcare professionals talk about their different approaches to discussing foot care with patients and the challenges they face.

Murray Aitken, executive director of QuintilesIMS and co-author of a new report on system therapeutics

Q&A: Why pharmacists must prepare for precision medicineSubscription

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Murray Aitken, co-author of a new report on system therapeutics, including precision medicines, explains to Julia Robinson the important role pharmacy will play in precision medicine.

Trevor Mundel is president of the global health division, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

How the Gates Foundation seeks to energise the global fight against neglected tropical diseasesSubscription

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The president of the global health division at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Trevor Mundel, reveals how it is taking action against neglected tropical diseases.

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.

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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 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.

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