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  • Patients should take all medicines with them when admitted to hospitalSubscription

    17 January 2017: Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) spokesperson on medicines safety, Steve Williams, gave advice to the Daily Mail about how to avoid medication errors when a patient is admitted to hospital or transferred from one care setting to another. Williams advised that patients should take all their medicines with them when admitted to hospital. “It’s the easiest way to ensure that you’re taking the correct type of medicine in the correct doses,” he said.

  • Pharmacists are key to staying well this winterSubscription

    18 January 2017: Olutayo Arikawe, community pharmacist and winner of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) I Love My Pharmacist competition, advised listeners to Colourful Radio on how to cope with winter illnesses, such as coughs and colds, as part of Public Health England’s ‘Stay Well this Winter’ campaign, which promotes pharmacists as frontline health professionals for minor illness. “We want everybody out there to go to their local pharmacy if they are concerned about their health. ...

  • 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. 

More in the media

  • Deaths: Rosemary Margaret HamiltonSubscription

    On 18 January 2017, Rosemary Margaret Hamilton MRPharmS, aged 53, of Edinburgh, Midlothian. Mrs Hamilton registered with the Society in 1986. 

  • Deaths: Gillian Mary TaitSubscription

    On 13 October 2016, Gillian Mary Tait MRPharmS, aged 64, of Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear. Mrs Tait registered with the Society in 1974. 

  • Deaths: Malachy MeehanSubscription

    On 9 February 2017, Malachy Meehan MRPharmS, aged 98, of Livingston, West Lothian. Mr Meehan registered with the Society in 1941. 

  • Tribute to Bob MichellSubscription

    Bob Michell was a tremendous human being. He served the public interest with distinction while a member of both the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) Council and the RPS Assembly. He understood professionalism and professionals. When Bob spoke, everyone listened — wisdom often delivered with a mesmerising anecdote.

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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