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  • Local practice forum event: 22 March 2017Subscription

    Wednesday 22 March: Gloucestershire Local practice forum event: ‘Ophthalmology’. Sandford Education Centre, Keynsham Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7PX. Event 7.30pm, buffet 6.30pm. Contact GWLPF.CG@hotmail.co.uk by 6pm on Wednesday 15 March to book food.

  • How RPS members can run for election to the English Pharmacy Board in 2017Subscription

    The scheme for the 2017 election provides for five places on the English Pharmacy Board for members or Fellows who work or live wholly or mainly in England, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man. The eligibility criteria are set out below.

  • How RPS members can run for election to the Scottish Pharmacy Board in 2017Subscription

    The scheme for the 2017 election provides for four places on the Scottish Pharmacy Board for members or Fellows who work or live wholly or mainly in Scotland. The eligibility criteria are set out below.

  • How RPS members can run for election to the Welsh Pharmacy Board in 2017Subscription

    The scheme for the 2017 election provides for four places on the Welsh Pharmacy Board for members or Fellows who work or live wholly or mainly in Wales.

  • Deaths: Roy LaneSubscription

    On 11 February 2017, Roy Lane MRPharmS, aged 88, of Rochdale, Greater Manchester. Mr Lane reigstered with the Society in 1951. 

  • Deaths: Fergus MacfarlaneSubscription

    On 21 October 2016, Fergus Macfarlane MRPharmS, aged 72, of Dundee, Scotland. Mr Macfarlane registered with the Society in 1968.

  • Deaths: David CroneSubscription

    On 18 February 2017, David Crone MRPharmS, aged 67, from Braunton, Devon. Mr Crone registered with the Society in 1972. 

  • Tribute to Joseph Christian SoutterSubscription

    By Bill Glennie

    I would like to pay this tribute to the Joseph Soutter, who was a great friend of mine from when I met him at the school of pharmacy in Aberdeen in 1950.

  • Qualified person: Patricia PetchSubscription

    Patricia Petch SRPharmS, quality manager, new product introduction, GlaxoSmithKline, was added to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Qualified Person (QP) register on 21 February 2017. Having successfully passed the Joint Professional Bodies’ QP viva, she is eligible to be named as a QP on manufacturers’ authorisations.

  • Tribute to David Michael SteadSubscription

    By Peter Sharott,

    Friends and former colleagues have been greatly saddened and shocked at the untimely death of David Stead, some two weeks after major cardiac surgery. David was a highly regarded, respected pharmacist and colleague to many in the NHS and the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Tribute to Peter Kilmister HowardSubscription

    By Christopher Racey

    Peter Howard read pharmacy at Chelsea Polytechnic but had to put his studies temporarily on hold to complete his National Service with the Royal Air Force. He joined the Register of Pharmaceutical Chemists on 10 March 1954 and took a job as pharmacy manager for a private pharmacy, followed by his managerial role with Timothy Whites & Taylors of London. It was here where he met his lovely wife and life-long partner, Betty. The couple had a long marriage and happy life together for ...

  • National Pharmacy Boards Elections 2017Subscription

    Closure of electoral roll and deadline for updating voting preferences

  • Deaths: Rosemary Margaret HamiltonSubscription

    On 18 January 2017, Rosemary Margaret Hamilton MRPharmS, aged 53, of Edinburgh, Midlothian. Mrs Hamilton registered with the Society in 1986. 

  • Deaths: Malachy MeehanSubscription

    On 9 February 2017, Malachy Meehan MRPharmS, aged 98, of Livingston, West Lothian. Mr Meehan registered with the Society in 1941. 

  • Deaths: Gillian Mary TaitSubscription

    On 13 October 2016, Gillian Mary Tait MRPharmS, aged 64, of Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear. Mrs Tait registered with the Society in 1974. 

  • Tribute to Bob MichellSubscription

    By

    Bob Michell was a tremendous human being. He served the public interest with distinction while a member of both the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) Council and the RPS Assembly. He understood professionalism and professionals. When Bob spoke, everyone listened — wisdom often delivered with a mesmerising anecdote.

  • Call for Society Fellowship nominationsSubscription

    The Panel of Fellows will be holding its next meeting in May 2017. Nominations for Society Fellowship must be received by the secretary of the Panel of Fellows by 19 April to be considered at this meeting.

  • Deaths: Jean Margaret BuckbySubscription

    On 16 August 2016, Jean Margaret Buckby MRPharmS, aged 82, of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. Mrs Buckby registered with the Society in 1956.

  • Qualified person: Ganesh KhalateSubscription

    Ganesh Khalate ARPharmS, supply quality officer, Wockhardt UK Ltd, was added to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Qualified Person register on 7 February 2017. Having successfully passed the Joint Professional Bodies’ QP viva, he is eligible to be named as a QP on manufacturers’ authorisations.

  • Tribute to Andrew Stephen ClargoSubscription

    By Mike Smith

    Andrew qualified from Manchester in 1986 and spent his early years working in community pharmacy in that area. He moved from there to Nuneaton and then on to Devon where it was my privilege to meet him some 15 years ago.

  • Deaths: Andrew Stephen ClargoSubscription

    On 20 January 2017, Andrew Stephen Clargo MRPharmS, aged 53, of Colyton, Devon. Mr Clargo registered with the Society in 1986.

  • Tribute to Nigel HughesSubscription

    By Gill Hawksworth

    It was with great sadness that the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) West Yorkshire Local Practice Forum (WYLPF) steering group learnt that a great colleague and friend, Nigel Hughes, had passed away unexpectedly on 5 January 2017. Nigel was awarded a well-deserved Synergy Award in 2016 for his outstanding contribution to the pharmacy profession as a non-pharmacist.

  • Deaths: Gordon WilsonSubscription

    On 25 January 2017, Gordon Wilson MRPharmS, aged 93, of Hereford, Herefordshire. Mr Wilson registered with the Society in 1945.

  • Amendments to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's regulationsSubscription

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Assembly has agreed the following amendments to the Society’s regulations which will take effect on 3 April 2017. Any member who wishes to comment to the Assembly on the changes ...

  • Tribute to Bob MichellSubscription

    By

    For more than seven years I had the privilege to work with Bob Michell, an advocate for our profession, and it was both a pleasure and an honour. His wit was incomparable, his writing was dazzling and fearless, and his intelligence was matched by compassion — he was a one-off.

  • Deaths: John CulhamSubscription

    On 12 December 2016, John Culham, aged 81, of Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex. Mr Culham registered with the Society in 1960 and left in 2005. 

  • Deaths: Michael John PhelanSubscription

    On 1 January 2017, Michael John Phelan MRPharmS, aged 51, of Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. Mr Phelan registered with the Society in 1965.

  • Deaths: Diana CampbellSubscription

    On 28 December 2016, Diana Campbell, aged 76, of Weston, Bath. Mrs Campbell registered with the Society in 1964 and left in 2013. 

  • New Pharmaceutical Journal/Clinical Pharmacist app launching 31 January 2017Subscription

    Available through the App Store, Amazon ...

  • Deaths: Fridrun Podczeck Subscription

    On 20 December 2016, Fridrun Podczeck, aged 57, of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. Podczeck was made an honorary member of the Society in June 2006. Between 2002 and 2008, she was professor of pharmaceutics at Sunderland University. She was also a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and held the status of Chartered Scientist (CSci). From 2008, Podczeck held voluntary lectures at University College London and acted as a peer reviewer for journals in the fields of materials ...

  • Deaths: Philip HillSubscription

    On 1 December 2016, Philip Hill, aged 90, of Liverpool, Merseyside. Mr Hill registered with the Society in 1950 and left in 2012. He was designated a Fellow in 1954.

  • Deaths: Peter Kilmister HowardSubscription

    On 26 December 2016, Peter Kilmister Howard MRPharmS, aged 87, of Swansea, West Glamorgan. Mr Howard registered with the Society in 1954.

  • Deaths: Martin George Victor JenkinsSubscription

    On 25 December 2016, Martin George Victor Jenkins MRPharmS, aged 72, of Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear. Mr Jenkins registered with the Society in 1968.

  • RPS membership renewals now openSubscription

    Membership renewals are now open for 2017. Continue to be part of your professional body and renew today to ensure you keep receiving all the benefits membership offers to support your professional development. Renew now at www.rpharms.com/renewal or call the RPS on 0207 572 2737 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday).

  • Deaths: Donald HoughtonSubscription

    On 1 January 2017, Donald Houghton MRPharmS, aged 90, of Manchester, Greater Manchester. Mr Houghton registered with the Society in 1948.  

  • 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 Christian SoutterSubscription

    On 10 September 2016, Mr Joseph Christian 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.

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