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  • History of Pharmacy course to include tour of Royal Pharmaceutical Society museumSubscription

    A tour of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) museum will form part of an upcoming course on the ‘History of Pharmacy and the Pharmaceutical Industry’, to be held between 6 and 8 December 2017.

  • Deaths: John Alan DaySubscription

    On 20 May 2017, John Alan Day MRPharmS, aged 80, of Yate, Bristol. Mr Day registered with the Society in 1959.

  • Deaths: Anverali Mohamedali AlidinaSubscription

    On 2 May 2017, Mr Anverali Mohamedali Alidina, aged 69, of Watford, Hertfordshire. Mr Alidina regsitered with the Society in 1972 and left in 2011.

  • Qualified Person: Callum MackieSubscription

    Callum Mackie MRPharmS, senior quality co-ordinator, GlaxoSmithKline, was added to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Qualified Person (QP) register on 9 May 2017. Having successfully passed the Joint Professional Bodies’ QP viva, he is eligible to be named as a QP on manufacturers’ authorisations.

  • Tribute to Bryan KirkwoodSubscription

    By Neil Shaw

    It was with great sadness that I heard of the death of my dear friend, Bryan Kirkwood. I first met him in the early 1980s at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Scottish headquarters in Edinburgh, where he was delivering a lecture during the early days of the College of Pharmacy Practice. It was later I discovered we had attended the same school where Bryan flourished in the classical atmosphere of the Royal High School gaining a medal for excellence in Latin, ancient Greek and mathematics.

  • Upcoming RPS webinar gives members chance to question pharmacy board candidates Subscription

    Candidates in the English and Scottish pharmacy board elections will be taking part in a hustings webinar, to be hosted by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society on 16 May 2017. Members wishing to pose a question to candidates can register for the webinar on the RPS website.

  • Nominations now open for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Awards 2017Subscription

    Nominations are now open for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Awards 2017.

  • Deaths: Eric GammieSubscription

    On 12 April 2017, Mr Eric Gammie MRPharmS, aged 69, of Forres, Moray. Mr Gammie registered with the Society on 21 July 1969.

  • Deaths: Bryan KirkwoodSubscription

    On 25 April 2017, Mr Bryan Kirkwood FRPharmS, aged 85, of Dunfermline, Fife. Mr Kirkwood registered with the Society in 1956 and spent 20 years as a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s statutory committee, retiring from the committee in 2004. For his services to pharmacy, Mr Kirkwood was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 1990.

  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society AGM: 21 June 2017Subscription

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s (RPS) annual general meeting (AGM) will take place at the RPS’s London headquarters at 66 East Smithfield, London E1W 1AW on Wednesday 21 June 2017. The meeting starts at 6.30pm, and tea and coffee will be served from 6pm for those who arrive early. The meeting will close at around 8pm.

  • Research in pharmacy: upcoming TweetChat to explore impact on practice and policySubscription

    As part of the #WhyWeDoResearch Tweetfest 2017, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), together with WePharmacists and Pharmacy Research UK, will be hosting a TweetChat called ‘Research and evidence in pharmacy: engaging to improve patient care’. The one-hour TweetChat will take place from 12pm on Monday 15 May 2017, and ...

  • RPS pharmacy board elections 2017: online hustings now openSubscription

    Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) members are invited to take part in the RPS’s online hustings, in which questions may be put directly to candidates standing for the English and Scottish national pharmacy boards. Questions may be submitted through the RPS website at 

  • One-to-one research advice surgeries — upcoming sessions available to book now Subscription

    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: Maureen Frances GilmourSubscription

    On 5 March 2017, Mrs Maureen Frances Gilmour, aged 82, of Steyning, West Sussex. Mrs Gilmour registered with the Society in 1956 and left in 1998.

  • Deaths: Roger Horace RigbySubscription

    On 2 April 2017, Mr Roger Horace Rigby, aged 74, of Chorley, Lancashire. Mr Rigby registered with the Society in 1965 and left in 2010.

  • Deaths: Barbara StoppardSubscription

    On 3 April 2017, Mrs Barbara Stoppard, aged 77, of Chilwell, Nottingham. Mrs Stoppard registered with the Society in 1964 and left in 2015.

  • Upcoming RPS conference: ‘How to become a pharmacist in a GP practice'Subscription

    Pharmacists interested in working as part of a GP team are invited to a one-day conference, ‘How to become a pharmacist in a GP practice’.

  • Upcoming webinar explains how to switch to clinical academiaSubscription

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has teamed up with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), which funds applied health research in the UK, to run a webinar entitled ‘NIHR training and career development opportunities for pharmacy professionals’.

  • Deaths: John Alfred Clarence WallerSubscription

    On 21 February 2017, John Alfred Clarence Waller MRPharmS, aged 88, of Exeter, Devon. Mr Waller registered with the Society in 1955.

  • Deaths: June Marjorie Mary MaclavertySubscription

    On 4 March 2017, June Marjorie Mary Maclaverty MRPharmS, aged 89, of Wirral, Merseyside. Mrs Maclaverty registered with the Society in 1949.

  • Deaths: Stanley BoothSubscription

    On 4 February 2017, Stanley Booth, aged 92, of Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. Mr Booth registered with the Society in 1946 and left in 2007. Mr Booth was a pharmaceutical inspector from 1956 until 1989.

  • Candidates for the 2017 elections to the national pharmacy boardsSubscription

    The following nominations have been received for the forthcoming Royal Pharmaceutical Society national pharmacy board elections.

  • Bookings open for 2017 RPS annual conferenceSubscription

    Bookings for the 2017 Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) annual conference are now open. The two-day event will take place on 3–4 September 2017 at The Vox Conference Centre, Birmingham.

  • Applications open for the 2017 Royal Pharmaceutical Society Science AwardSubscription

    Scientists in the early stages of their research careers are invited to apply for the 2017 Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Science Award.

  • Deaths: Fiona Campbell LyonsSubscription

    On 12 January 2017, Fiona Campbell Lyons MRPharmS, aged 53, of Boscombe, Bournemouth. Mrs Campbell registered with the Society in 2005.

  • Deaths: Ramon DalalSubscription

    On 24 March 2017, Ramon Dalal MRPharmS, aged 85, of Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire. Mr Dalal registered with the Society in 1957.

  • Deaths: Victor James KapurSubscription

    On 24 March 2017, Victor James Kapur, of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. Mr Kapur registered with the Society in 1955 and left in 2006.

  • Qualified Person: Anne RadmallSubscription

    Anne Radmall MRPharmS, lead quality adviser, AstraZeneca, was added to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Qualified Person (QP) register on 28 March 2017. Having successfully passed the Joint Professional Bodies’ QP viva, she is eligible to be named as a QP on manufacturers’ authorisations.

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