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  • The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has launched its policy strategy ‘Steps to Better Health and Wellbeing’ for Wales in the run up to the Welsh Election. In the image, Suzanne Scott-Thomas, chair of the Welsh Pharmacy Board

    RPS Wales launch 2016 policy strategy Subscription

    3 NOV 2015 15:19 By Julia Robinson

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has launched its policy strategy for Wales in the run up to the Welsh Election.

  • Suzanne Scott-Thomas, pictured, has been appointed as the new chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s (RPS) Welsh Pharmacy Board

    RPS Wales elects new board chair Subscription

    20 OCT 2015 15:13 By Julia Robinson

    Suzanne Scott-Thomas has been appointed as the new chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Welsh Pharmacy Board.

  • Otezla rejected by NICE Subscription

    8 OCT 2015 8:42

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has issued final guidance not recommending Otezla (apremilast; Celgene) for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in the NHS in England and Wales. This is because the medicine is not considered to be cost-effective. 

  • England’s CPO Keith Ridge (pictured) said the expansion of patient care and a focus on medicines optimisation are a “dead cert” for the future of pharmacy

    Chief pharmacists: pharmacy’s future is ‘clinical and digital’ Subscription

    22 SEP 2015 17:13 By Stephen Robinson

    The pharmacy workforce must embrace clinical practice in the next few years amid advancements in medical and dispensing technologies, according to the UK’s chief pharmaceutical officers.

  • Progress on five-year integrated degree urgently needed to produce clinical pharmacists the NHS ‘wants and needs’, says chief pharmaceutical officer, Keith Ridge (far left)

    Delays to pharmacy education reforms ‘must stop now’, warns pharmacy chief Subscription

    15 SEP 2015 17:35 By Stephen Robinson

    Reforms to pharmacy education have been delayed for “far too long” and progress must be made soon to deliver the pharmacists the health service needs, England’s chief pharmaceutical officer has warned.

  • All pharmacists employed by health boards and trusts in Wales should engage with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Faculty processes, according to the All Wales Chief Pharmacist Committee.

    Welsh chief pharmacists say NHS pharmacists should 'engage with' RPS Faculty Subscription

    14 SEP 2015 17:11

    All pharmacists employed by health boards and trusts in Wales should engage with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Faculty processes, according to the All Wales Chief Pharmacist Committee.

  • August 2015: AWMSG approvals Subscription

    8 SEP 2015 11:07

    The following medicines have been approved for use in NHS Wales by the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG): brimonidine gel for treating the symptoms of moderate-to-severe, persistent facial erythema associated with rosacea; Rezolsta (darunavir and cobicistat) for use in combination with other antiretroviral medicines to treat human immunodeficiency virus-1 infection in adults; magnesium aspartate dihydrate for treating and preventing magnesium deficiency in patients aged two ...

  • The chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s (RPS) Welsh board, Mair Davies, pictured, has been appointed as the Society’s director for Wales

    RPS board chair appointed Wales director Subscription

    8 SEP 2015 9:52

    Mair Davies steps down from Welsh board to take on role within RPS executive.

  • The 18 regional finalists in this year’s ’I Love My Pharmacist’ competition have been announced by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS). In the image, Reena Barai, 2014 ’I Love My Pharmacist’ winner holds up her plaque

    Finalists of 'I Love My Pharmacist' competition announced Subscription

    21 AUG 2015 11:37 By Stephen Robinson

    The 18 regional finalists in this year’s competition have been announced, as public voting gets under way.

  • Harvoni approved in Wales Subscription

    17 AUG 2015 14:45

    Harvoni (ledipasvir, sofosbuvir; Gilead) has been approved for use in NHS Wales by the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) to treat adults infected with chronic hepatitis C virus genotypes 1 and 4. It is approved as a 12-week course for patients without cirrhosis or compensated cirrhosis. See the AWMSG website for full details of restrictions.

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