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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, 13 September 2014, Vol 293, No 7827

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  • Ash Soni, president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

    Ensuring relevance across the breadth of pharmacy Subscription

    11 SEP 2014 By Ash Soni
    Comments (2)

    Newly elected RPS President Ash Soni looks at some of the challenges ahead, including gaining his own Faculty accreditation.

  • Colin Hitchings

    International award for former RPSGB President Subscription

    11 SEP 2014 By Benedict Lam, Jeff Mills

    Colin Hitchings, former president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, has been awarded the Joseph A Oddis Award posthumously for exceptional service to the International Pharmaceutical Federation.

  • Spiral staircase

    Where professional advancement and professionalism align

    11 SEP 2014

    New opportunities for professional advancement continue to be made available to pharmacists but when it comes to professionalism, individuals must reflect on their own appetite for development.

  • Micrograph of an eosinophil

    Potential role for benralizumab in COPD patients with eosinophilia Subscription

    9 SEP 2014 17:58

    Benralizumab therapy led to a numerical, albeit not statistically significant, improvement in COPD exacerbations and lung function compared with placebo.

  • Bill Scott, Scotland’s chief pharmacist speaking at Royal Pharmaceutical Society Conference 2014

    Stop science focus for pharmacy degrees, chief pharmacist says Subscription

    9 SEP 2014 13:35 By Chris Chapman
    Comments (5)

    Pharmacy degrees should move away from a focus on chemistry and other sciences and concentrate on health provision, Scotland’s chief pharmacist has said.

  • Pharmacists should support patients with delayed antibiotic prescriptions Subscription

    8 SEP 2014 16:37 By Graeme Bryson

    Antibiotic resistance has been well documented recently as one of the most significant challenges to future public health in the UK and beyond.

  • Michael John Symonds dies Subscription

    8 SEP 2014 16:08

    On 12 June 2014, Michael John Symonds MRPharmS, aged 72, of 95 Robin Hood Lane, Hall Green, BIRMINGHAM, B28 0JF. Mr Symonds registered in 1965.

  • Thursday 25 September: Leeds Subscription

    8 SEP 2014 14:29

    “RPS Faculty Surgery — West Yorkshire local practice forum (WYLPF) and Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire (CPWY) partnership”. Holiday Inn, Clifton Village, Brighouse, Leeds HD6 4HW. Meeting 7.15pm, buffet 6.30pm. Book via the RPS website    

  • Sunday 12 October: London Subscription

    8 SEP 2014 14:11

    Pharmacists interested in becoming a local practice forum mentoring champion should attend the Royal Pharmaceutical Society mentoring development day. Royal Pharmaceutical Society, 1 Lambeth High Street, London SE1 7JN. Meeting 11am–4pm. Lunch will be provided. Travel expenses will be reimbursed. Contact for further information.

  • RPS community and primary care development programme Subscription

    8 SEP 2014 14:06

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society is holding mentoring workshops for community and primary care pharmacists. Pharmacists can attend one of three groups:

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