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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


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

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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.


RPS updates professional standards for hospital services

Updated standards reflect changes in NHS culture.

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John Cromarty, chairman, Scottish Pharmacy Board

The RPS is heading in the right directionSubscription


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

Helen Gordon

Providing standards and resources — and paying tribute Subscription


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


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.


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


RPS English Pharmacy Board member Anthony Cox argues that e-cigarettes sold in pharmacies require the same licensing that pharmacists value for other drugs.


The beginning of a new chapter for The Pharmaceutical JournalSubscription


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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Interactions between alcohol and sedativesSubscription

5 August 2014: As part of The Daily Mail series that looks at food and drink interactions with medicines, Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) spokesman Neal Patel was interviewed. The article explained that because alcohol is a depressant, it should not be consumed with certain drugs, such as sleeping tablets or strong painkillers including morphine. “If you take a combination, then you may in extreme cases ...

Interactions between Vitamin K and warfarinSubscription

29 July 2014: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s (RPS) English Pharmacy Board vice-chairwoman Sandra Gidley featured in The Daily Mail as part of a series about foods that interact with medicines. Gidley focused on foods high in Vitamin K and advised that high levels of it in the blood can interfere with the action of warfarin.

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