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The RPS needs to be more engaged with the membership in order to increase voter turnout, says English Pharmacy Board member Sid Dajani.
The problem of dwindling treatment options for gonorrhoea is complicated because there are very few new antibiotics in development. Stewardship of our remaining antibiotic resources is now more urgent than ever.
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.
A survival guide to your preregistration training Subscription
The transition from university to preregistration training can be daunting. As the new training year begins Marianna Liaskou, pharmacist and research administrator at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), and Rachel Joynes, head of research and evaluation at the RPS, discuss the support available from the Society during your preregistration year.
English Delftware display jar, 1647Subscription
Beautifully decorated with the coat of arms of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, this 370 year old vessel is the earliest known dated English delftware drug jar.
Delegates at the 2017 Scottish National Seminar were told that the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) is ready to support them through the new continuing professional development (CPD) requirements.
Event report: Scottish National Seminar 2017Subscription
Health literacy, revalidation and the Scottish government’s strategy for pharmacy ‘Achieving Excellence in Pharmaceutical Care’ were high up the agenda at the 2017 Scottish National Seminar.
The Commonwealth Pharmacists Association and the Tropical Health Education Trust have joined forces to encourage pharmacists to share their skills in low and middle income countries.
How pharmacists tackle antimicrobial resistanceSubscription
13 October 2017: Following a warning by Sally Davies, chief medical officer for England, of an “impending antibiotic apocalypse”, members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) took to the airwaves to explain what antibiotic resistance means and what measures are needed to tackle it. Ash Soni, president of the RPS, appeared on the BBC’s News Channel and LBC Radio, and GP pharmacist and RPS member Helen Kilminster spoke on BBC1’s Victoria Derbyshire programme. Kilminster explained ...
Pharmacists vital in urgent and emergency careSubscription
13 October 2017: Reacting to the news that more physician associates will be trained and employed in A&E departments, Ash Soni, president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, wrote to The Times to outline the important role pharmacists play in urgent and emergency care. “With winter pressures upon us and the NHS creaking at the seams, the time to capitalise on the pharmacy workforce is now,” Soni wrote.
Wash your hands to help save antibiotics Subscription
29 September 2017: As part of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) campaign on antibiotic resistance, Ash Soni, president of the RPS, and others hit the airwaves to explain how effective handwashing can help prevent infections. More than 20 TV and radio interviews took place, including on BBC Breakfast where Soni demonstrated the best technique for handwashing and pointed out that “it only takes 20 seconds to wash your hands properly, but if you get an infection you could ...
14 September 2017: The cost of emergency contraception, and the value of the consultation with a pharmacist, was debated on ITV lunchtime news by Neal Patel, spokesperson at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, and Anne Furedi, British Pregnancy Advisory Service chief executive. “Having a discussion with the pharmacist is central to providing emergency contraception,” Patel said. “A consultation firstly helps define if the tablet will be effective by being taken within the right time frame. ...
Deaths: Donald Harold BiffinSubscription
On 21 September 2017, Donald Harold Biffin MRPharmS, aged 84, of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Mr Biffin registered with the Society in 1954.
Deaths: Yvonne DorringtonSubscription
On 17 September 2017, Yvonne Dorrington MRPharmS, aged 85, of Totland Bay, Isle of Wight. Mrs Dorrington registered with the Society in 1954.
Deaths: Alexander Michael JonesSubscription
On 29 August 2017, Alexander Michael Jones, aged 82, of Leeds, West Yorkshire. Mr Jones registered with the Society in 1957 and left in 2007. He was designated Fellow of the Society in 1984.
Deaths: Sharon RobsonSubscription
On 11 September 2017, Sharon Robson MRPharmS, aged 47, of Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire. Mrs Robson registered with the Society in 1992.