Focus on qualitySubscription
RPS professional support pharmacist Wing Tang explains how the PharmacyQS.com hub can help pharmacy teams embed quality in the services they offer.
Opportunities to learn and networkSubscription
Sandra Gidley, vice chairman of the English Pharmacy Board and a member of the RPS Annual Conference steering group, describes what delegates can expect to learn at Birmingham’s NEC in September.
Leading clinical practiceSubscription
Consultant pharmacists Stephen Tomlin and Mark Gilchrist describe some of the topics to be covered in the “Leading clinical practice” stream at the RPS Annual Conference 2014.
Educating for excellenceSubscription
Enhancing patient care through researchSubscription
Groups of pharmacies will be able to bid for NHS services as limited companies.
Ash Soni, the community pharmacist member of the NHS Future Forum which advised the government on its health and care reforms, has been elected president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
Updated standards reflect changes in NHS culture.
Former RPSGB president Colin Hitchings diesSubscription
Colin Hitchings, a former president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, has died at the age of 75.
RPS in profit for second consecutive yearSubscription
Just saying “bore da” (good morning) can help!Subscription
Principal policy adviser for RPS Wales Elen Jones reflects on the recent inquiry by the Welsh Language Commissioner on the use of Welsh in primary care.
One journey ends but another continuesSubscription
Out-going RPS President Martin Astbury looks at some of the lessons learnt during his term and looks forward to continuing his role on the English Pharmacy Board.
RPS English Pharmacy Board member Anthony Cox argues that e-cigarettes sold in pharmacies require the same licensing that pharmacists value for other drugs.
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Faculty surgeries spark interest from membersSubscription
Welsh Pharmacy Board chairman Mair Davies reflects on the success of the RPS Faculty surgeries
We need read-and-write access to patient recordsSubscription
English Pharmacy Board Chairman Dave Branford considers what information pharmacists require
Providing the tools you need to help patientsSubscription
RPS Chief Executive Helen Gordon reflects on some recent initiatives in patient care and offers the RPS’s view on these
1 July 2014: The Daily Mail featured an article looking at the potential risks that switching to cheaper drugs could have on patients. RPS Chief Scientist Jayne Lawrence was interviewed. She stressed that in the vast majority of cases switching drugs will not make a difference. “All medicines, regardless of costs, must pass stringent tests on safety, quality and effectiveness,” she said.
2 July 2014: Prime Minister David Cameron has called for global action to tackle antibiotic resistance. Responding to this the Royal Pharmaceutical Society spoke to a number of news outlets including BBC News 24, BBC World, Channel 5 News and BBC Radio Scotland. RPS Chief Scientist Jayne Lawrence told BBC News 24: “I think it’s important not to scare people but if we don’t act now and do something about the need for new antibiotics and the way we use the antibiotics I think there is ...
Alleviating allergies — and confusion Subscription
Poisons in counterfeit productsSubscription
Why some antibiotics should be avoided with milkSubscription
E-cigarette licensing guarantees qualitySubscription