Wednesday 20 September 2017 Local practice forum (LPF) event, Chronic Conditions: Pain Management. Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley LPF with Teva UK Limited. Akbar’s Restaurants Ltd, Meadowbank Road, Rotherham, S61 2NF. Event starts at 6.45pm with buffet at 7.30pm. To book a place, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 18 September 2017 Local practice forum (LPF) event, Chronic Conditions: Pain Management. Doncaster and South Humber LPF with Teva UK Limited. Aagrah, Great North Road, Woodlands, Doncaster, DN6 7RA. Event starts at 6.45pm with buffet at 7.30pm. To book a place, email: email@example.com
Saturday 28 October 2017, Leeds
Pharmacist Support #GoGreen4PS 2017Subscription
Pharmacist Support — the pharmacy profession’s independent charity — announces the return of its #GoGreen4PS fundraising campaign. The week-long event begins on World Pharmacists Day on 25 September, and runs until 1 October 2017. The aim of the event is to bring the pharmacy community together. It encourages colleagues, friends and employers to have some fun and bake, make, eat, travel or wear something green to help raise vital funds for the profession’s charity, ...
Tribute: John Balmford Subscription
When the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain decided to establish the College of Pharmacy Practice in November 1980, two of the signatures on the Memorandum of Association were those of John Balmford and William Darling, and I was very sorry to learn of the death of both of them (The Pharmaceutical Journal 2017;299:60). Others are more qualified to comment on Bill Darling’s life and work, but I would like to pay tribute to John Balmford.
Deaths: Barbara Moulton Subscription
On 19 July 2017, Barbara Moulton, aged 88, of Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Mrs Moulton first registered with the Society in 1950, on her 21st birthday, and left in 2006.
Call for Society Fellowship NominationsSubscription
The Panel of Fellows will be holding their next meeting in November 2017. Nominations for Society Fellowship must be received by the Secretary of the Panel of Fellows by 18 October to be considered at this meeting.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s (RPS) professional development and support team is hosting monthly, one-to-one research advice surgeries for pharmacists interested in learning more about research. Guidance is given on how to develop research ideas, apply for funding and publish the results of research.
Deaths: William Pitkethly Subscription
On 29 July 2017, William Pitkethly, aged 80, of Newcastle upon Tyne. Dr Pitkethly registered with the Society in 1959 and left in 2007. Between 1968 and 1969 Dr Pitkethly was vice chairman of the Northumbrian branch of the Pharmaceutical Society, and he was the branch’s chairman between 1969 and 1970. He then went on to be branch secretary between 1970 and 1978.
Deaths: George Taylor Subscription
On 27 July 2017, George Taylor MRPharmS, aged 83, of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Mr Taylor registered with the Society in 1981.
BPSA Drinks Reception: 2 September 2017Subscription
Saturday 2 September 2017, Birmingham On the evening prior to the RPS Annual Conference 2017, the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association will be holding a drinks reception at The Victoria, John Bright St, Birmingham, B1 1BN. The event starts at 19:30. Tickets are £10, and may be booked by email from firstname.lastname@example.org
Tribute: John BalmfordSubscription
I was very sorry to learn of the death of John E. Balmford, who was a long serving member of the RPS Council and President of the Society 1978–79. John was a community pharmacist who for many years ran his own pharmacy in Litchfield, Staffordshire. Despite being president nearly 40 years ago, John’s name perhaps remained familiar to today’s generation of pharmacists through his continued involvement in the profession particularly through the letters in The Pharmaceutical Journal. ...
Tribute: Bryan Holroyd HartleySubscription
The full programme for RPS Scotland’s Scottish National Seminar has now been confirmed. The event takes place 30 September to 1 October in Stirling.
Bookings have opened for the 7th Wales Medicines Safety Conference, 29 November 2017, in Pontyclun, organised by RPS Wales
Funeral notice: John BalmfordSubscription
John Balmford’s funeral will be held at St James Church, Chipping Campden on 27 July at 1pm followed by a celebration of his life from 4pm at Charingworth Manor, Chipping Campden, GL55 6NS, and we would welcome you if you are able to attend.
Bookings for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s inaugural winter summit are now open.
Deaths: John Edwin BalmfordSubscription
On 1 July 2017, John Edwin Balmford, aged 86, of Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire. Mr Balmford registered with the Society in 1953 and left in 2012.
Deaths: Melanie PriceSubscription
On 17 June 2017, Melanie Price MRPharmS, aged 58, of Bolton, Lancashire. Mrs Price registered with the Society in 1981.
Deaths: Rita Alexandra Marie BurtSubscription
On 12 June 2017, Rita Alexandra Marie Burt, aged 96, of Twickenham, Middlesex. Mrs Burt registered with the Society in 1946 and left in 2007.
Tribute: Bill DarlingSubscription
It’s with incredible sadness that I learned of the passing of Bill Darling FRPharmS. Bill passed away after a short illness.
Deaths: William Martindale DarlingSubscription
On 12 July 2017, William Martindale Darling FRPharmS, aged 83, of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. Mr Darling registered with the Society in 1955.
Local practice forum event: 19 July 2017Subscription
Wednesday 19 July: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Local practice forum event: ‘Dermatology’. Sandford Education Centre, Keynsham Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL53 7PX. Event 7.30pm, buffet 6.30pm. Contact GWLPF.CG@hotmail.co.uk by 6pm on Wednesday 12 July to book food.
Deaths: Basil TrakmanSubscription
On 15 April 2017, Basil Trakman, aged 96, of Hampstead, London. Mr Trakman registered with the Society in 1960 and left in 2005.
Deaths: David James WarburtonSubscription
On 28 June 2017, David James Warburton MRPharmS, aged 83, of Bexhill-on-Sea, West Sussex. Mr Warburton registered with the Society in 1956.
2017 Medicines Safety Conference — save the dateSubscription
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Wales will host the 7th annual Medicines Safety Conference on 29 November 2017, at the Vale Resort, Hensol, near Cardiff. The event programme will be available nearer the time.
Tribute to Peter NoyceSubscription
Much has rightly been written in the June 2017 issue of The Pharmaceutical Journal by many senior figures in the profession in tribute to the major impact made to the profession, and health care more broadly, by Peter Noyce, who sadly and prematurely died on 3 June 2017.
Tribute to Bryan Holroyd HartleySubscription
Reading the notice of Bryan’s death made me feel sad but it also brought to mind so many happy memories.
Tribute to Peter Noyce Subscription
“Of all the possessions a friend is the most precious” — Herodotus.
Deaths: David Morris GreenSubscription
On 17 June 2017, David Morris Green MRPharmS, aged 80, of Salisbury, Wiltshire. Dr Green registered with the Society in 1959.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s (RPS) professional development and support team is hosting monthly, one-to-one research advice surgeries for pharmacists interested in learning more about research. Guidance is given on how to develop research ideas, apply for funding, and publish the results of research.
Objects from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) museum will be displayed at the Geoffrey Flavell Symposium ‘The Heart, Health and Culture’, to be held at Apothecaries’ Hall, London, on 29 June 2017. Matthew Johnston, museum documentation assistant and Peter Homan, museum volunteer and current president of the British Society for the History of Pharmacy (BSHP), will be displaying heart-related objects from the museum collection — including deer heart cartilage from the 1700s, administered ...
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