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Stephen Riley


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  • One true voice for pharmacySubscription

    11 MAY 2017

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) must overtly support all sectors of our profession, address our issues and capitalise upon opportunities. There is confusion as to the role of a professional body. The RPS is not the regulator, negotiator or trade union. We have organisations fulfilling these roles. Historical lack of professional leadership has left a vacuum. While the RPS is not the regulator, union, etc, it is not acceptable to say those issues are for the General Pharmaceutica

  • Working to embed and develop our professionSubscription

    12 APR 2017

    I have worked in hospital pharmacy, managed community pharmacies and led medicines optimisation services for clinical commissioning groups. I currently work for NHS England in Greater Manchester, managing pharmacy contracts, ensuring delivery of quality patient services and developing new services. I also regularly locum in community pharmacy. I work at board level with the Pharmacists’ Defence Association Union, developing national policy and work-streams supporting the individual pha

  • Collaborative working with GPs is the answerSubscription

    6 MAY 2015

    Following the recent joint Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Royal College of General Practitioners statement about the benefits of pharmacists working in GP practices, I was filled with excitement and optimism. We finally have some interprofessional recognition for the value of our skills and expertise. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop our roles and deliver further enhanced clinical services to support better patient outcomes. It will also solve some of the issues facing the

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