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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.

Donald M. Berwick

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. 

From left (top), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Flavia Bustreo, Philippe Douste-Blazy, (bottom) David Nabarro, Sania Nishtar and Miklós Szócska

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.

Maree Todd, member of the Scottish Parliament and pharmacist

Q&A: From pharmacy to the Scottish Parliament — interview with MSP Maree ToddSubscription

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Maree Todd, pharmacist and member of the Scottish Parliament, speaks to Jenny Bryan about the successes of community pharmacy in Scotland, what can England learn from them and her life in politics so far.

Illustration of a person cutting a pharmacy price tag

Q&A: Community pharmacy funding cuts in England – views from the front lineSubscription

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In light of the government’s intention to cut funding for the sector and reform the remuneration structure, we asked four people from four different community pharmacy backgrounds to share their views.

Tim Evans is the senior director of health, nutrition and population at the World Bank Group

Q&A: World Bank warns that inaction on antimicrobial resistance could increase healthcare costs in developing countriesSubscription

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Tim Evans from the World Bank Group talks about new research that shows how inaction on antimicrobial resistance could wipe out decades of healthcare gains and dramatically increase healthcare costs in developing countries.

Aileen Bryson, RPS Scotland’s practice and policy lead

What is the Falsified Medicines Directive? Subscription

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Aileen Bryson, practice and policy lead at RPS Scotland, speaks to Julia Robinson about the purpose of the Falsified Medicines Directive and how it will affect pharmacists in the UK.

Paul Gallagher, head of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland’s School of Pharmacy

Q&A: From training surgeons in Ireland to providing healthcare education internationallySubscription

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Paul Gallagher, head of the school of pharmacy at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, speaks to Benedict Lam about how the royal college focus on education and training led to the expansion of its provision of healthcare education in Ireland and beyond.

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