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Samir Vohra


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  • The RPS should say no to remote supervisionSubscription

    24 APR 2015

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) must become robust in defending the current practice where community pharmacists are always present and available in the pharmacy to deliver hands-on pharmaceutical care. I am not against the introduction of technology, and telepharmacy, etc, have their place. However, the threats are real that, sometime in the future, it may be made possible by legislation for remote supervision to become the norm or that the Medicines (Pharmacies) (Responsible Pharmaci

  • The RPS needs a change in approachSubscription

    22 APR 2015Comments (1)

    Pharmacy is no longer synonymous with pharmacists. Pharmacy now includes a range of support staff. Pharmacy technicians are qualified team members regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) needs to decide whether its remit is to promote pharmacy or pharmacists. If it represents pharmacy then it makes sense to allow pharmacy technicians and accredited checking technicians to join the RPS, whose current roles are indispensable and whos

  • Are membership fees are too high?Subscription

    17 MAR 2015Comments (3)

    As a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and the Faculty I have recently renewed my membership at a total cost of £192 plus £75, respectively. The fee is too high and is not comparable to other professions. Although the Royal College of Nursing fee, at £196.35, may look comparable to the RPS fee, it is not. The RPS is not a trade union and does not provide indemnity insurance. My fees at the Pharmacists’ Defence Association (indemnity + union) is £188 which, with the RPS f

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