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  • RPS expresses concerns over "unintended consequences" of NHS England expenditure reviewSubscription

    28 March 2017: NHS England has announced a review of “low value” prescription items, with a view to cutting NHS expenditure. The review aims to develop guidelines for clinical commissioning groups around an initial set of ten medicines deemed “ineffective, unnecessary or inappropriate for the NHS”. NHS England say the items, which include gluten-free foods, could be purchased over the counter by the patient, rather than being issued by prescription.

  • 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 ...

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  • One-to-one research advice surgeries — upcoming sessions available to book now Subscription

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s (RPS) professional development and support team is hosting monthly, one-to-one research advice surgeries for pharmacists interested in learning more about research. Guidance is given on how to develop research ideas, apply for funding, and publish the results of research.

  • Deaths: Maureen Frances GilmourSubscription

    On 5 March 2017, Mrs Maureen Frances Gilmour, aged 82, of Steyning, West Sussex. Mrs Gilmour registered with the Society in 1956 and left in 1998.

  • Deaths: Roger Horace RigbySubscription

    On 2 April 2017, Mr Roger Horace Rigby, aged 74, of Chorley, Lancashire. Mr Rigby registered with the Society in 1965 and left in 2010.

  • Deaths: Barbara StoppardSubscription

    On 3 April 2017, Mrs Barbara Stoppard, aged 77, of Chilwell, Nottingham. Mrs Stoppard registered with the Society in 1964 and left in 2015.

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Special report

RPS National Pharmacy Board Elections 2017

During May 2017, members and fellows of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) will vote to elect candidates to the National Pharmacy Board. Read letters from the hopefuls on this special election page. Voting opens 4 May.

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