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Community pharmacy handbook launched by RPS FacultySubscription

By Jeff Mills

Starting to build a professional portfolio can be daunting but the RPS Faculty has a new resource for pharmacists in the community.

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Explore the latest MEPSubscription

By Rakhee Amin

The 38th edition of ‘Medicines, Ethics and Practice’ was distributed to RPS members in July. Rakhee Amin, on behalf of the RPS Support team, explains what is new in the resource.

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Focus on qualitySubscription

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RPS professional support pharmacist Wing Tang explains how the PharmacyQS.com hub can help pharmacy teams embed quality in the services they offer.

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Former English Pharmacy Board chairman Lindsey Gilpin dies

Mrs Gilpin was the first chairman of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s (RPS) English Pharmacy Board, serving from February 2010 to June 2012.

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PSNC unveils business model for NHS service bids

Groups of pharmacies will be able to bid for NHS services as limited companies.

Ash Soni, president elect of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, July 2014

Ash Soni elected president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

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.

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John Cromarty, chairman, Scottish Pharmacy Board

The RPS is heading in the right directionSubscription

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Scottish Pharmacy Board chairman John Cromarty takes stock of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and finds significant progress has been made.

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Providing standards and resources — and paying tribute Subscription

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RPS chief executive Helen Gordon looks at initiatives to provide the professional leadership pharmacists seek.

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Just saying “bore da” (good morning) can help!Subscription

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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.

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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.

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E-cigarettes: a controversy in public health and in pharmacySubscription

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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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The beginning of a new chapter for The Pharmaceutical JournalSubscription

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For the past 170 years The Pharmaceutical Journal has been the pre-eminent professional publication for pharmacists. This has never been more important for our profession.

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Access to pharmacies in areas of deprivationSubscription

13 August 2014: David Branford, English Pharmacy Board chairman, was featured on BBC Online talking about the new study from the University of Durham on the accessibility of community pharmacies, especially in areas of high deprivation. He emphasised the huge potential of the sector in improving health inequalities.

Advice for the public on insect bitesSubscription

19 August 2014: The Daily Mail reported on “Which insect bite remedies actually work?”. Speaking to the paper, RPS spokesperson Sid Dajani said: “Your immune system is more likely to over-react to bites if you have other allergies, eczema or hay fever”. He explained that people should look for a remedy that relieves the itching and pain, as well as tackling the inflammation.

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