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  • Online antibiotic prescriptions: face-to-face should not be replacedSubscription

    Neal Patel, head of corporate communications at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), spoke to The Independent to express the RPS’s concern over online sales of antibiotics.

  • Digital primary care shouldn't replace the human touchSubscription

    3 March 2017: The Care Quality Commission published reports based on urgent inspections of two providers of digital primary care and found that they demonstrated significant clinical safety and organisational risks to patients. Sandra Gidley, chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society English Pharmacy Board, debated the provision of medicines online on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme. Gidley focused on the importance of a proper consultation, especially when it comes to the provision of ...

  • Best practice for patients with dementiaSubscription

    22 February 2017: Mair Davies, director of Royal Pharmaceutical Society Wales, appeared on BBC Radio Wales’ Eye on Wales, speaking about the use of antipsychotic medicines in patients with dementia. Davies stressed the importance of regular medicine reviews by pharmacists and GPs and acknowledged that pockets of best practice in Cardiff and Vale needed spreading across Wales. She also called for more resources to enable pharmacists to play a bigger role. “We need to ensure we are not ...

  • Steroid side effects depend on dose and length of time takenSubscription

    21 February 2017: The side effects of steroids were highlighted by the Daily Mail, which asked ‘Why do steroids make your face swell? Neal Patel, a spokesperson for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, said: “Your risk of experiencing side effects depends on the dose and how long you take the medicine for.”

More in the media

  • Deaths: Michael Beynon ArthurSubscription

    On 11 January 2017, Michael Beynon Arthur, aged 83, of Horsham, West Sussex. Mr Arthur registered with the Society in 1956 and left in 2016.

  • Deaths: Angela Mary BrownSubscription

    On 27 November 2016, Mrs Angela Mary Brown MRPharmS, aged 61, of Cardiff, South Glamorgan. Mrs Brown registered with the Society in 1978.

  • Deaths: Arun NandhaSubscription

    On 23 February 2017, Mr Arun Nandha MRPharmS, aged 51, of Wembley, London. Mr Nandha registered with the Society in 1987.

  • Deaths: Neil RobertsSubscription

    On 16 February 2017, Neil Roberts MRPharmS, aged 77, of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Mr Roberts registered with the Society in 1966.

More announcements

Special report

Community pharmacy cuts

On 21 March, the UK High Court will consider two legal actions against the government’s decision to cut community pharmacy funding. The joint hearing will consider cases put forward by the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) and the National Pharmacy Association (NPA). Follow the judicial review with The Pharmaceutical Journal’s special report on community pharmacy cuts.

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