Jacqueline Sneddon, project lead for the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group, and Annamarie McGregor, professional support pharmacist at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, explain how pharmacists in Scotland can improve antimicrobial stewardship.
A new generation of RPS members is invigorating local practice forums in Wales, says Mair Davies, chair of the Welsh Pharmacy Board.
RPS president Ash Soni reflects on major issues raised during the ‘pharmacy conference season’ in September.
Jonathan Burton and Miles Mack provide a summary of the recent collaborative work between the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Striving to improve standardsSubscription
Jocelyn Parkes, RPS director for Wales, looks at what is being done across Wales to improve patient care in light of the ‘Trusted to care’ report.
Newly elected RPS President Ash Soni looks at some of the challenges ahead, including gaining his own Faculty accreditation.
English Pharmacy Board chairman Dave Branford makes the case for pharmacists to have more input into care home prescribing.
Health minister calls for pharmacists to focus on polypharmacy and over-treatment in the elderly.
Pharmacy organisations have identified opportunities to integrate more with other services and have a real impact on improving patient care within the five-year NHS plan.
The Royal College of General Practitioners has spoken out about the increased role that community pharmacy could play in primary care.
Supporting women in healthcare leadership rolesSubscription
A Royal Pharmaceutical Society event encourages women in pharmacy to pursue senior leadership roles.
RPS endorses Boots training providerSubscription
International award for former RPSGB PresidentSubscription
Nadia Bukhari, chairwoman of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society pre-registration panel, and panel member Oksana Pyzik, both from UCL School of Pharmacy, describe the support that trainees can access through RPS events.
New app to assist RPS membersSubscription
A new app that allows pharmacists to record notes on the top 200 most-prescribed medicines has been launched by the RPS.
27 October 2014: the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) called on the NHS in England to provide a national common ailments service through community pharmacies. It followed the publication of research that showed common ailments, such as coughs and sore throats, cost the NHS an extra £1.1bn a year when patients are treated at A&E or GP ...
Risks of opioid useSubscription
30th September 2014: The Daily Mail reported on a statement from the American Academy of Neurology that said the risks of strong painkillers, including codeine, morphine and oxycodone, outweigh the benefits. Speaking to the paper, Royal Pharmaceutical Society spokesperson Roger Knaggs said: “Like the US, there has been a marked increase in opioid prescribing for pain in the UK. It remains unclear as to whether the harms of this increased prescribing are the same.”
Using antibiotics frugallySubscription
Pick the perfect painkillerSubscription
RPS media appearancesSubscription
Drug shortage views airedSubscription
Access to pharmacies in areas of deprivationSubscription
Advice for the public on insect bitesSubscription
Help to manage medicines when travelling abroadSubscription
Interactions between alcohol and sedativesSubscription
Interactions between Vitamin K and warfarinSubscription
Dose adjustments for overweight patientsSubscription
Advice about vitamins from chief science adviserSubscription
Alleviating allergies — and confusion Subscription