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John Betts, keeper of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) museum since 2010, speaks to Corrinne Burns about the latest activities of the museum team — including a new app, free to download now from the iTunes store.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has signed a partnership agreement with the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia, a national professional membership body in Australia representing over 4,500 pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacists in training working in Australia’s hospitals and other clinical healthcare settings.
Pharmacist independent prescribers can make a significant contribution to antimicrobial stewardshipSubscription
Karen Hodson, member of the Welsh Pharmacy Board, and colleagues discuss their experiences of how pharmacist prescribers can help in antimicrobial stewardship.
It’s RPS national board election time againSubscription
Alex MacKinnon, interim chief executive of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, makes a plea for members to use their vote in the 2017 national board elections.
The former Pharmacy Voice IT group and the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) IT working group have joined forces with the RPS and other parties to form a new Community Pharmacy IT Group.
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society Suzanne-Scott Thomas, newly re-appointed chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Welsh Pharmacy Board, said: ”I know I am in ...
Unlocking the potential of the RPS museumSubscription
UK academics collaborate with RPS museum team on interdisciplinary study of skincare products for Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society John McAnaw has been affirmed as chair of the Scottish Pharmacy Board for a third term.
What's the 'right' dose of a food supplement? Subscription
6 June 2017: Neal Patel, RPS spokesperson and pharmacist, appeared on Channel 4’s consumer programme Supershoppers to talk about the ‘right dose’ of vitamins and food supplements. Explaining why there is variation across retailers in the recommended doses of supplements like evening primrose oil, omega-3 fish oil and vitamin-B complex, Patel told viewers: “Supplements are regulated in the same way as foods, so they don’t have to have the same accurate dose as medicines.
Pharmacists link health and social careSubscription
Thorrun Govind, a locum pharmacist from Bolton and a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), provided a pharmacy angle to the BBC’s coverage of the General Election. During the 6pm news bulletin, Govind was interviewed from the pharmacy where she is currently working. “We’re helping bridge the gap between health and social care and we want to go on providing the resource that we do,” she said.
20 May 2017: Deborah Evans, a member of the English Pharmacy Board, was interviewed on Talk Radio about the dangers of ’miracle cures’ for weight loss. Deborah discussed the myths around remedies that promise instant results, and warned listeners not to buy products online without getting advice first. “Don’t buy anything on the internet – you don’t know what you are going to get,” Evans said. “Go to a registered pharmacy and speak to a pharmacist who can help you with managing your ...
Excellence should be the normSubscription
22 May 2017: Aileen Bryson, acting director of RPS Scotland, wrote an opinion piece for Scotland on Sunday outlining how pharmacists could contribute to relieving the pressure on GP services. In her piece, Bryson said: “There are many areas of excellence in practice and innovation across Scotland which we must strive to make the norm in both secondary and primary care to improve patient safety, patient care and the patient journey.”
Objects from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) museum will be displayed at the Geoffrey Flavell Symposium ‘The Heart, Health and Culture’, to be held at Apothecaries’ Hall, London, on 29 June 2017. Matthew Johnston, museum documentation assistant and Peter Homan, museum volunteer and current president of the British Society for the History of Pharmacy (BSHP), will be displaying heart-related objects from the museum collection — including deer heart cartilage from the 1700s, administered ...
Tribute to Peter NoyceSubscription
It was with a sense of shock, substantial loss and sadness that the profession learned of the passing of one of its outstanding strategists and ambassadors. Peter possessed a rare combination of personal and professional attributes and pharmacy was very fortunate to have benefited from his impressive range of skills. On top of his challenging senior roles in the NHS, the civil service and academia, and indeed even in his ‘retirement’, Peter’s exceptional commitment and his passion for ...
Tribute to Peter Noyce Subscription
We are writing as the UK chief pharmaceutical officers who act on behalf of government and the NHS. It was with great sadness that we learnt of the untimely death of Peter Noyce. Peter was the most effective pharmacist leader of his generation. He had a major impact on the NHS and health policy, as well as making a major contribution to both pharmacy education and to the evidence base for pharmacy practice.
Tribute to Peter Noyce Subscription
Looking back over one’s career, there are people and events that have shaped the direction of travel; Peter Noyce was one of those people. His vision and intellect formed events that contributed to changes that have had a profound impact on the way pharmacy is practised today.