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  • Tribute to David Michael SteadSubscription

    By Vicky Stead

    David Michael Stead graduated from the London School of Pharmacy in 1971 and began his 43-year career in hospital pharmacy as a preregistration pharmacist at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

  • Deaths: Joseph SoutterSubscription

    On 10 October 2016, Mr Joseph Soutter MRPharmS, aged 87, of Sittingbourne, Kent. Mr Soutter registered with the Society in 1954.

  • Deaths: David Michael SteadSubscription

    On 10 January 2017, David Michael Stead MRPharmS, aged 67, of Christchurch, Dorset. Mr Stead registered with the Society in 1972. In 1980, Mr Stead was appointed committee member and chairman of the Dorset branch of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. 

  • Deaths: John Loughlin BensonSubscription

    On 15 January 2017, John Loughlin Benson MRPharmS, aged 75, of St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex. Mr Benson registered with the Society in 1969. 

  • Deaths: Jan SobczukSubscription

    On 15 January 2017, Jan Sobczuk MRPharmS, aged 63, of Newport, Shropshire. Mr Sobczuk registered with the Society in 1977.

  • Deaths: Montague Edward SeymourSubscription

    On 12 January 2017, Montague Edward Seymour MRPharmS, aged 102, of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Mr Seymour registered with the Society in 1936.

  • Long service of membersSubscription

    The Pharmaceutical Journal is marking the long service of members by publishing the names of members and Fellows of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society who reached 50, 60 or 70 years of continuous membership in 2016.

  • Tribute to Thomas Geoffrey BoothSubscription

    By Edward Mallinson

    I first met Geof Booth nearly 50 years ago when I was a new undergraduate at the University of Bradford and he was one of the senior lecturers.

  • Deaths: John Hugh Mackay Williamson Subscription

    On 7 December 2016, John Hugh Mackay Williamson MRPharmS, aged 82, of Thurso, Caithness. Mr Williamson registered with the Society in 1957.

  • Deaths: Peter Metcalfe WorlingSubscription

    On 20 December 2016, Peter Metcalfe Worling FRPharmS, aged 88, of Midlothian, Edinburgh. Dr Worling registered with the Society in 1950 and was designated a Fellow in 1992. In 1988, Dr Worling was awarded a PhD by the University of Bradford where he worked under the supervision of Professor Geoffrey Booth in the university’s pharmacy practice research unit. His thesis was entitled ‘Pharmaceutical wholesale distribution’. Dr Worling later became director of AAH Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

  • Deaths: Eileen Hannah PattersonSubscription

    On 9 September 2016, Eileen Hannah Patterson MRPharmS, aged 91, of North Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne. Mrs Patterson registered with the Society in 1946. 

  • Deaths: William Reginald Beresford Subscription

    On 4 December 2016, William Reginald Beresford MRPharmS, aged 66, of Malpas, Cheshire. Mr Beresford registered with the Society in 1975.

  • Deaths: Ronald Chisholm Allan CraigSubscription

    On 21 November 2016, Ronald Chisholm Allan Craig MRPharmS, aged 80, of Carlisle, Cumbria. Mr Craig registered with the Society in 1958. In 1977, Mr Craig was appointed area pharmaceutical officer of the Cumbria area health authority. 

  • Tribute to Bernard Gerald SinclairSubscription

    By Ronald Shear

    Bernard qualified under the old Chemist & Druggist examination, and registered with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in 1950. His first position was as a manager with Timothy White & Taylor, now defunct. He left there in 1952 and opened his first pharmacy in Ben Johnson Road, which he later relocated to Salmon Lane, both in East London. During these years he was a mentor to several preregistration students. In 1973, he sold that pharmacy and opened another in South Audley Street.

  • Deaths: Robert Edward LathamSubscription

    On 24 October 2016, Robert Edward Latham, aged 79, of Aston on Trent, Derbyshire. Mr Latham registered with the Society in 1958 and left in 2014.

  • Tribute to Thomas Geoffrey BoothSubscription


    Geof Booth was a popular lecturer and I was lucky to become his mentee in my first year in pharmacy in 1965 at the then Bradford Institute of Technology.

  • Deaths: Michael John HansonSubscription

    On 5 December 2016, Michael John Hanson MRPharmS, aged 72, of Pontefract, West Yorkshire. Mr Hanson registered with the Society in 1967.

  • Deaths: David FriendSubscription

    On 10 November 2016, David Friend FRPharmS, aged 82, of Macclesfield, Cheshire. Mr Friend registered with the Society in 2010 and was designated a Fellow in 1987. Mr Friend was chief executive of Zeneca Pharmaceuticals from 1987, when it was still part of Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI), until his retirement in 1994. He was also president of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industry Associations and served on the supervisory board for the Medicines Control Agency. 

  • Applications open for RPS Qualified Person eligibility panel of assessorsSubscription

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has a vacancy for at least one assessor for its Qualified Person (QP) eligibility panel of assessors. Applications are invited from members of the RPS who have experience in a quality role including acting as a QP.

  • Deaths: Bernard Gerald SinclairSubscription

    On 11 November 2016, Bernard Gerald Sinclair, aged 90, of Muswell Hill, London. Mr Sinclair registered with the Society in 1950 and left in 2009.  

  • Deaths: Tom WebsterSubscription

    On 30 November 2016, Tom Webster MRPharmS, aged 86, of Malvern, Worcestershire. Mr Webster registered with the Society in 1953.   

  • Deaths: Audrey Betty SweetmanSubscription

    On 18 November 2016, Audrey Betty Sweetman, aged 81, of Bromborough, Merseyside. Mrs Sweetman registered with the Society in 1957 and left in 2007. 

  • Deaths: Brian Bernard NewbouldSubscription

    On 25 November 2016, Brian Bernard Newbould FRPharmS, aged 82, of Macclesfield, Cheshire. Dr Newbould registered with the Society in 1958 and was made a Fellow in 1978.

  • Deaths: Michael BrysonSubscription

    On 10 November 2016, Michael Bryson, aged 78, of Gillingham, Kent. Mr Bryson registered with the Society in 1961 and left in 2013.

  • New Society FellowsSubscription

    The Panel of Fellows appointed under Section 4 of the Society’s regulations has designated the following 22 members as Fellows of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society for distinction in the profession of pharmacy: Darren Mark Ashcroft Anne-Marie Bailey Jill Louise Bloom Paul Damian Child Judith Helen Cope Michael Anthony Culshaw Philip Hadrian Dean Viral Vinodrai Doshi Roger Joseph Fernandes Ruth ...

  • Deaths: Andrew BeardsleySubscription

    On 25 October 2016, Andrew Beardsley, aged 66, of Beeston, Nottingham. Mr Beardsley registered with the Society in 1973 and left in 2011.

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