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  • Museum objects to be displayed at Geoffrey Flavell Symposium, Apothecaries' HallSubscription

    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 ...

  • Tribute to Peter NoyceSubscription

    By

    It was with a sense of shock, substantial loss and sadness that the profession learned of the passing of one of its outstanding strategists and ambassadors. Peter possessed a rare combination of personal and professional attributes and pharmacy was very fortunate to have benefited from his impressive range of skills. On top of his challenging senior roles in the NHS, the civil service and academia, and indeed even in his ‘retirement’, Peter’s exceptional commitment and his passion for ...

  • Tribute to Peter Noyce Subscription

    By Jude Cope, Susan Conner, John Farrell

    Looking back over one’s career, there are people and events that have shaped the direction of travel; Peter Noyce was one of those people. His vision and intellect formed events that contributed to changes that have had a profound impact on the way pharmacy is practised today.

  • Tribute to Peter Noyce Subscription

    By Andrew Evans, , ,

    We are writing as the UK chief pharmaceutical officers who act on behalf of government and the NHS. It was with great sadness that we learnt of the untimely death of Peter Noyce. Peter was the most effective pharmacist leader of his generation. He had a major impact on the NHS and health policy, as well as making a major contribution to both pharmacy education and to the evidence base for pharmacy practice.

  • RPS Museum team at Wonder, University of Nottingham, on 17 June 2017Subscription

    On Saturday 17 June, Matthew Johnston, documentation assistant at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society museum, will be at be at Wonder — a free community science event hosted by the University of Nottingham. Johnston will co-host ’Cosmetics unwrapped’, a drop-in workshop taking place between 11am and 5pm. Visitors to the workshop will learn how to make skin creams, and will design their own packaging for the creams they make based upon historical skincare packaging samples in the museum’s ...

  • Deaths: Bryan Holroyd HartleySubscription

    On 9 June 2017, Bryan Holroyd Hartley FRPharmS, aged 77, of Totnes, Devon. Mr Hartley registered with the Society in 1963. Mr Hartley was designated Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain in 1985. In 1995, he was appointed to the post of Chief Pharmaceutical Officer at the Department of Health.

  • Deaths: Brian Ainley-SmithSubscription

    On 3 May 2017, Brian Ainley-Smith, aged 87, of Bognor Regis, West Sussex. Mr Ainley-Smith registered with the Society in 1951 and left in 2008.

  • Qualified Person: Nitin VyasSubscription

    Nitin Vyas MRPharmS, senior advisor (pre-clinical quality assurance), GlaxoSmithKline, was added to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Qualified Person (QP) register on 13 June 2017. Having successfully passed the Joint Professional Bodies’ QP viva, he is eligible to be named as a QP on manufacturers’ authorisations.

  • Deaths: Adil Jafarali NazaraliSubscription

    On 27 April 2017, Adil Jafarali Nazarali FRPharmS, aged 62, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Dr Nazarali registered with the Society in 1978, and was designated Fellow of the Society in 2015.

  • Tribute to Tessa Lizbeth Mayling Hamp (the Inscrutable Apothecary)Subscription

    By Geoff Hamp

    Tessa was born to Chinese parents in British Guiana (Guyana), and migrated to London in 1963. She studied pharmacy at Leicester Polytechnic (now De Montfort University) and graduated in 1973. During her time studying, she met and married her husband Geoff. After graduating, they settled in Leicester and had two sons, Geoffrey and Alastair.

  • Deaths: Tessa Lizbeth Mayling HampSubscription

    On 25 May 2017, Tessa Lizbeth Mayling Hamp, aged 66, of Leicester. Mrs Hamp registered with the Society in 1974 and left in 2014.

  • Tribute to Peter NoyceSubscription

    By Darren Ashcroft, Judy Cantrill, , Karen Hassell, , Mary Tully

    It is with much sorrow that we mourn the passing of professor emeritus in pharmacy practice Peter Noyce. Already with a successful career in hospital pharmacy and at the Department of Health behind him, Peter arrived in Manchester in 1991, aged 45, as one of the first professors in pharmacy practice in the UK, establishing the Drug Usage and Pharmacy Practice Group (DUPPG) at the University of Manchester. He was head of this group throughout his career at Manchester (1991–2011), and ...

  • Tribute to Peter NoyceSubscription

    By ,

    It is with great sadness that we hear of the untimely death of our friend and mentor Peter Noyce. We first had the opportunity to work with Peter as PhD students at the end of the 1990s within the relatively new Drug Usage and Pharmacy Practice Group at the University of Manchester, to which he had been appointed as their first professor of pharmacy practice in 1991. We have since enjoyed many years of both his critical challenge (always getting us to rethink or consider things from ...

  • Deaths: Peter Noyce CBESubscription

    On 3 June 2017, Peter Raymond Noyce CBE, FRPharmS, aged 70, of Lymm, Cheshire. Professor Noyce registered with the Society in 1973. In 1994, he received Fellowship of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and in 2008, he was conferred Fellowship of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).

  • Welsh Medicines Research Symposium — bookings now openSubscription

    Bookings are now open for the 2017 Welsh Medicines Research Symposium, which takes place in Bodelwyddan, North Wales, on 18 July 2017.

  • Scottish National Seminar 2017 opens for bookings — free to RPS members Subscription

    Bookings are now open for the 2017 Royal Pharmaceutical Society Scottish National Seminar, which takes place in Stirling on Saturday 30 September and Sunday 1 October. Places are free to RPS members.

  • New Society FellowsSubscription

    The Panel of Fellows, appointed under Section 4 of the Society’s regulations, has designated the following 42 members as Fellows of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society for distinction in the profession of pharmacy: Sally Ruth Arnison Diane Aderinsola Ibukunoluwa Ashiru-Oredope Wasim Baqir Janine Margaret Barnes Trevor Don Beswick David Binyon John Robert Bloor Alison Deborah Bourke Gail Caldwell Barbara ...

  • Scottish Pharmacy Board election 2017 resultSubscription

    The final counting of votes for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society elections 2017 took place immediately following the close of poll at 5pm on 26 May 2017. A breakdown of the result and turnout for Scotland.

  • English Pharmacy Board election 2017 resultSubscription

    The final counting of votes for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society elections 2017 took place immediately following the close of poll at 5pm on 26 May 2017. A breakdown of the result and turnout for England.

  • 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 registered 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 https://www.rpharms.com/network/activity/groupid/1413. 

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