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    A survival guide to your preregistration training Subscription

    By Rachel Joynes, Marianna Liaskou

    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.

  • Paul Bennett new chief executive Royal Pharmaceutical Society

    Q&A with Paul Bennett, chief executive of the Royal Pharmaceutical SocietySubscription

    Paul Bennett took up his new role as chief executive of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society on 3 July. He joins the RPS from his position as chief officer of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Pharmaceutical Committee. He was previously professional standards director and superintendent pharmacist at Boots UK.

  • John Betts, keeper of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) museum

    Q&A: John Betts, keeper of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society museumSubscription

    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.

  • Partnership, handshake

    Why pharmacists need advanced practice specialist residences: the UK–Australia storySubscription

    By , Ian Bates, Michael Dooley, Ian Coombes, Kristin Michaels

    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.

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  • Despite low risk of blood clots, contraceptive pill is generally 'extremely safe'Subscription

    15 July 2017: The Daily Mail reported the death of a young woman from blood clots on the lung, who was taking the contraceptive pill. Jane Bass, spokesperson at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and senior pharmacist specialising in women’s health, said: “It’s known that taking the pill can increase your risk of having a blood clot, but given the number of women who take them and the years over which they have been collected, it is very low risk. In general it is extremely safe.”

  • Public health budgets should not be cutSubscription

    13 July 2017: The Independent reported on a new analysis by the King’s Fund, which claims that £85m of local authority public health budget public health will be cut this year. The article focused particularly on the effect on drug misuse services. Neal Patel, spokesperson for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, said: “This is a population who need specific support and community pharmacies have been helping them for years. We’ve seen improvements, and what we don’t want to do ...

  • Piperacillin-tazobactam shortage 'serious', says RPS spokesperson Subscription

    2 July 2017: Philip Howard, Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) spokesman on antimicrobial resistance, gave a comment to The Observer about the shortage of piperacillin-tazobactam, a combination antibiotic widely used in hospitals. “This is one of the more serious shortages we’ve had to face,” Howard said, although he added that there were enough supplies of other drugs for patients to get the treatment they needed. He also warned that “we need to ensure that we use a broader ...

  • Prescription fines doubled in last year: RPS says 'more constructive approach' neededSubscription

    5 July 2017: Robbie Turner, director for England at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, featured on 12 BBC local radio interviews discussing the issue of fining patients who have not renewed their medical exemption certificates. The NHS Business Services Authority have doubled the number of fines over the past year from 494,129 in 2015–16 to 979,210 fines in 2016–17. Turner said: “It’s easy for patients to forget to renew their certificate but fining people seems unfair. The Government ...

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  • Chronic Conditions – pain management: 20 September 2017 Subscription

    Wednesday 20 September 2017 Local practice forum (LPF) event, Chronic Conditions: Pain Management. Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley LPF with Teva UK Limited. Akbar’s Restaurants Ltd, Meadowbank Road,  Rotherham, S61 2NF. Event starts at 6.45pm with buffet at 7.30pm. To book a place, email  

  • Chronic conditions – pain management: 18 September 2017 Subscription

    Monday 18 September 2017 Local practice forum (LPF) event, Chronic Conditions: Pain Management. Doncaster and South Humber LPF with Teva UK Limited. Aagrah, Great North Road, Woodlands, Doncaster, DN6 7RA. Event starts at 6.45pm with buffet at 7.30pm. To book a place, email:

  • Masquerade ball to raise money for Pharmacist Support: 28 October 2017Subscription

    Saturday 28 October 2017, Leeds

  • Pharmacist Support #GoGreen4PS 2017Subscription

    Pharmacist Support — the pharmacy profession’s independent charity — announces the return of its #GoGreen4PS fundraising campaign. The week-long event begins on World Pharmacists Day on 25 September, and runs until 1 October 2017. The aim of the event is to bring the pharmacy community together. It encourages colleagues, friends and employers to have some fun and bake, make, eat, travel or wear something green to help raise vital funds for the profession’s charity, ...

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