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  • Barriers need to be overcome for more people to donate bloodSubscription

    10 January 2017: Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) English Pharmacy Board member Aamer Safdar appeared on the BBC Asian Network to talk about the importance of blood donation and to discuss some of the barriers that need to be overcome within communities to encourage more people to donate.

  • Speak to a healthcare professional before sharing medicinesSubscription

    10 January 2017: Neal Patel, head of communications at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), provided a comment to the Daily Mail about the risks of people sharing medicines. “It might feel easier to talk to a family member… but it is a conversation that needs to be had with a healthcare professional to make sure you go down the best route for your specific problem,” Patel said. 

  • Generics often have same active ingredient and dose as more expensive branded product Subscription

    10 January 2017: Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) chief scientist, Jayne Lawrence, appeared on ITV’s new consumer programme Save Money: Good Health to talk about differences between branded and generic over the counter medicines. Lawrence explained to presenter Dr Ranj Singh that if the active ingredient, dose and formulation are the same, the effect on the patient should be the same.

  • Pharmacists can reduce winter pressures on NHS WalesSubscription

    6 January 2016: Sudhir Sehrawat, member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Welsh Pharmacy Board was interviewed on BBC 1 Wales’s Wales Today news programme about pharmacy’s role in reducing pressures on the NHS in Wales. Sehrawat focused primarily on influenza vaccination services that are available in community pharmacy and the Choose Pharmacy Common Ailment Service.

More in the media

  • Tribute to David Michael SteadSubscription

    David Michael Stead graduated from the London School of Pharmacy in 1971 and began his 43-year career in hospital pharmacy as a preregistration pharmacist at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

  • Deaths: David Michael SteadSubscription

    On 10 January 2017, David Michael Stead MRPharmS, aged 67, of Christchurch, Dorset. Mr Stead registered with the Society in 1972. In 1980, Mr Stead was appointed committee member and chairman of the Dorset branch of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. 

  • Deaths: Joseph SoutterSubscription

    On 10 October 2016, Mr Joseph Soutter MRPharmS, aged 87, of Sittingbourne, Kent. Mr Soutter registered with the Society in 1954.

  • Deaths: John Loughlin BensonSubscription

    On 15 January 2017, John Loughlin Benson MRPharmS, aged 75, of St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex. Mr Benson registered with the Society in 1969. 

More announcements

Special report

Summary care record

A one-off £200 payment will be awarded to each England-based community pharmacy contractor when the summary care record (SCR) service is activated before 31 March 2017, and pharmacies using the SCR can earn points through the Quality Payments scheme — which could be worth up to £1,280. Learn more about the service and how to use it with The Pharmaceutical Journal’s special report on the SCR.

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