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  • 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.

  • Deaths: Michael Beynon ArthurSubscription

    On 11 January 2017, Michael Beynon Arthur, aged 83, of Horsham, West Sussex. Mr Arthur registered with the Society in 1956 and left in 2016.

  • Deaths: Angela Mary BrownSubscription

    On 27 November 2016, Mrs Angela Mary Brown MRPharmS, aged 61, of Cardiff, South Glamorgan. Mrs Brown registered with the Society in 1978.

  • Deaths: Arun NandhaSubscription

    On 23 February 2017, Mr Arun Nandha MRPharmS, aged 51, of Wembley, London. Mr Nandha registered with the Society in 1987.

  • Deaths: Valerie Bertenshaw Subscription

    On 7 March 2016, Valerie Bertenshaw MRPharms, aged 72, of Bodmin, Cornwall. Ms Bertenshaw registered with the Society in 1968.

  • Deaths: Neil RobertsSubscription

    On 16 February 2017, Neil Roberts MRPharmS, aged 77, of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Mr Roberts registered with the Society in 1966.

  • Deaths: Subhash Trikamlal Jivraj Subscription

    On 17 September 2016, Subhash Trikamlal Jivraj MRPharmS, of London. Mr Jivraj registered with the Society in 1979.

  • National pharmacy board elections 2017

    Members are reminded that the deadline for nominations to the National Pharmacy Boards is 12pm on 31 March 2017 and the deadline for updating voting preferences is 5pm on 13 April 2017.

  • Deaths: Bruce Brown

    On 10 February 2017, Bruce Brown MRPharmS, aged 70, of Bideford, Devon. Mr Brown registered with the Society in 1970.

  • Deaths: Royston Keith Isaacs

    On 13 February 2017, Royston Keith Isaacs MRPharmS, aged 83, of London. Mr Royston registered with the Society in 1956.

  • Tribute to David CromeSubscription

    By Catrin Barker, Debra Walker, Tony Nunn

    David Crome was a Liverpool boy who studied pharmacy at Bradford and returned to Liverpool leading the pharmacy services at Broadgreen Hospital and then the Royal Liverpool University Hospital before moving to Coventry. He touched the lives of many who knew him as a kind, generous, quiet, yet spirited and determined person. One of his consultant colleagues referred to him as ‘the quiet voice that turneth away wrath’ (a reference to Proverbs 15) illustrating the calm and conciliatory ...

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