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

    2 JUN 2017 14:44

    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.

  • Excellence should be the norm Subscription

    2 JUN 2017 14:43

    22 May 2017: Aileen Bryson, acting director of RPS Scotland, wrote an opinion piece for Scotland on Sunday outlining how pharmacists could contribute to relieving the pressure on GP services. In her piece, Bryson said: “There are many areas of excellence in practice and innovation across Scotland which we must strive to make the norm in both secondary and primary care to improve patient safety, patient care and the patient journey.”

  • Group picture of the Scottish Pharmacy Board and guests

    Scottish Pharmacy Board meeting: 26 April 2017 Subscription

    22 MAY 2017 16:14

    At the second quarterly meeting of the Scottish Pharmacy Board members discussed antimicrobial stewardship, new ‘cross-sector’ vocational training for community pharmacists, and heard from representatives of the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association.

  • RPS needs to focus more on the needs of its members Subscription

    12 MAY 2017 8:06 By Alisdair Macintyre

    So much of the work done by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) is positive and I greatly appreciate this, but to retain and grow the membership, we must focus more on the needs and wants of the members. The work around the Faculty is a case in point. Most grassroots members I know can see no current value in joining and building a Faculty portfolio. With the introduction of General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhC) revalidation, members will look to the RPS for support.

  • Let's have an open and frank discussion about what we want from the RPS Subscription

    5 MAY 2017 14:45 By Ross Ferguson

    Many pharmacists I have spoken to agree that the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has lost touch with its members and that The Pharmaceutical Journal is irrelevant to them. These are seasoned pharmacists with years of experience and significant responsibility within the areas in which they work.

  • Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, building

    Scottish government backs new integrated five-year pharmacy degree for 2020

    5 MAY 2017 10:39 By Debbie Andalo

    A five-year integrated pharmacy degree  is set to be introduced throughout Scotland in three years’ time, but the detail of how the workplace learning will fit into the degree timetable and which model to adopt, has not yet been decided.

  • Voting opens for the RPS National Pharmacy Board elections 2017 Subscription

    4 MAY 2017 10:58

    Voting for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) English and Scottish Pharmacy Board elections 2017 is now open. 

  • How pharmacists are helping the homeless in Glasgow Subscription

    28 APR 2017 13:34 By Richard Lowrie, Alison Hair, Lauren Gibson

    Homelessness is a continuing social concern across the UK. In Glasgow there are an estimated 500 people sleeping rough on the streets at any one time[1]. In England the number of people sleeping rough has risen consecutively for the past 6 years

  • Antiretroviral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) treatment

    Scotland will fund pre-exposure prophylaxis for people at high risk of HIV

    12 APR 2017 13:51

    People in Scotland at risk of HIV will be able to access pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) treatment on the NHS.

  • Maree Todd, MSP and pharmacist, and Aileen Bryson, interim director for RPS Scotland

    Bringing the pharmacy profession into the Scottish Parliament Subscription

    24 MAR 2017 14:53 By Corrinne Burns

    Representatives of Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Scotland, including Aileen Bryson, interim director, held a three-day exhibition at Holyrood.

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