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  • Deaths: Donald Harold BiffinSubscription

    On 21 September 2017, Donald Harold Biffin MRPharmS, aged 84, of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Mr Biffin registered with the Society in 1954.

  • Deaths: Yvonne DorringtonSubscription

    On 17 September 2017, Yvonne Dorrington MRPharmS, aged 85, of Totland Bay, Isle of Wight. Mrs Dorrington registered with the Society in 1954.

  • Deaths: Sharon RobsonSubscription

    On 11 September 2017, Sharon Robson MRPharmS, aged 47, of Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire. Mrs Robson registered with the Society in 1992.

  • Deaths: Alexander Michael JonesSubscription

    On 29 August 2017, Alexander Michael Jones, aged 82, of Leeds, West Yorkshire. Mr Jones registered with the Society in 1957 and left in 2007. He was designated Fellow of the Society in 1984.  

  • RPS Museum at Scotland's Explorathon 2017Subscription

    Friday 29 September 2017

  • Emergency contraception: The value of consultationsSubscription

    14 September 2017: The cost of emergency contraception, and the value of the consultation with a pharmacist, was debated on ITV lunchtime news by Neal Patel, spokesperson at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, and Anne Furedi, British Pregnancy Advisory Service chief executive. “Having a discussion with the pharmacist is central to providing emergency contraception,” Patel said. “A consultation firstly helps define if the tablet will be effective by being taken within the right time frame. ...

  • Deaths: David Morris GreenSubscription

    On 6 September 2017, David Morris Green MRPharmS, aged 95, of Southport, Merseyside. Dr Green registered with the Society in 1945.

  • Deaths: Frank CourieSubscription

    On 8 August 2017, Frank Courie MRPharmS, aged 70, of Burton, Milford Haven. Mr Courie registered with the Society in 1973.

  • Deaths: Sarah Michelle YassinSubscription

    On 26 July 2017, Sarah Michelle Yassin MRPharmS, aged 43, of Lewes, East Sussex. Mrs Yassin registered with the Society in 1996.

  • Chronic and long-term conditions, Diabetes, Part 1: 19 October 2017Subscription

    Thursday 19 October 2017

  • RPS announces four new Honorary Fellowship AwardsSubscription

    At the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Assembly meeting on 19 July 2017, members agreed to award Honorary Fellowships of the Society to the following individuals: William Charman, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia; Stewart Adams, retired; David G. Taylor, University College London; Sam Salek, University of Hertfordshire.

  • Deaths: Marilyn June MackenzieSubscription

    On 22 April 2017, Marilyn June Mackenzie MRPharmS, aged 77, of Grange Park, London. Mrs Mackenzie registered with the Society in 1962.

  • Tribute: Peter NoyceSubscription


    I have read the most impressive, eloquent and well-deserved tributes to Peter Noyce following his untimely death and would wish to add to these with some pertinent history for clinical pharmacists of today. Peter made many contributions to pharmacy practice but many clinical pharmacists will not be aware of the debt their current role is owed to him.

  • Deaths: Barbara MartinSubscription

    On 11 August 2017, Barbara Martin, aged 96, of Birmingham. Miss Martin registered with the Society in 1943 and left in 2017. Miss Martin became a Fellow of the Society in 1992.

  • Deaths: Bashir ShetewiSubscription

    On 26 July 2017, Dr Bashir Shetewi, aged 78, of Leatherhead, Surrey. Dr Shetewi registered with the Society in 1973 and left in 2009.  

  • Tribute: William PitkethlySubscription


    It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Dr Bill Pitkethly. I had the pleasure of knowing Bill for 40 years, initially in his role as a lecturer at Sunderland School of Pharmacy and then as regional quality control pharmacist for the NHS Northern Regional Health Authority. Bill served in this latter, newly-created, post until his retirement from the NHS. I worked with Bill for much of that time, during which he built a strong foundation for this post, in which I later ...

  • Deaths: Derek John ThomasSubscription

    On 8 August 2017, Derek John Thomas, aged 78, of Rhyl, Clwyd. Mr Thomas registered with the Society in 1960 and left in 2005.

  • Membership fees 2018Subscription

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Assembly has agreed a 2.6% inflation linked increase in membership fees for 2018. This year, the Society used the Consumer Price Index (2.6% in June) to calculate the rise, rather than the higher Retail Price Index (3.5% in June) used previously. 

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