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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, January 2019, Vol 302, No 7921

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  • Boots sign

    Boots buys tech firm to boost its online provision Subscription

    8 JAN 2019 16:53

    The pharmacy chain Boots has bought a health technology company that it says will allow patients to order prescriptions online by linking with their GP records.

  • Medicine being scanned into computer

    First hospital pharmacist to decommission under FMD warns of flaw in system Subscription

    8 JAN 2019 10:21

    The pharmacist thought to be the first person to decommission a medicine under the Falsified Medicines Directive in the UK has warned that the system could be ‘undermined’ by medicine packets that carry FMD hardware, but are not registered with the national medicines verification system.

  • Deaths: Brenda Mary Ecclestone

    7 JAN 2019 16:28

    On 15 December 2018, Brenda Mary Ecclestone, aged 84 years, of Stroud, Gloucestershire. Mrs Ecclestone registered with the Society in 1957 and left in 2018.

  • Calculation questions in the preregistration exam must be fair and reflect real-world practice Subscription

    7 JAN 2019 9:10

    Over the past 20 years I have supported preregistration students, particularly with calculations in the preregistration exam. One advantage of the old multiple-choice question style was that the answer was given in the correct format with the correct units. In the new style of question, assistance is limited to a box in which to enter a number and the examinee is required to enter the correct units. I have been asked for help with these questions used for preregistration training — ...

  • Long service of members

    4 JAN 2019 16:30

    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 2018.

  • Junel Ahmed, former president of the BPSA

    BPSA president steps down owing to 'conflicting priorities'

    4 JAN 2019 14:09

    The president of the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association, Junel Ahmed, has stepped down from his role with immediate effect.

  • Deaths: David Ernest Philip Jones

    4 JAN 2019 9:45

    On 26 December 2018, David Ernest Philip Jones MRPharmS, aged 68 years, of Hereford. Mr Jones registered with the Society in 1972. Mr Jones’s career spanned three sectors of pharmacy, and for twenty years he was chief pharmacist of Hereford County Hospital.

  • EU flags at Brussels

    DHSC puts plans for recognition of qualifications in no-deal Brexit before parliament Subscription

    3 JAN 2019 13:23

    The Department of Health and Social Care has put before parliament amendments to legislation that will allow the qualifications of pharmacists from the EU to be recognised in the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

  • Buckingham Palace

    Pharmacists recognised in 2019 New Year's Honours list

    2 JAN 2019 15:29
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    Three pharmacists and two former pharmacists have been recognised in the UK government’s 2019 New Year’s Honours list.

  • Mark Lyonette, chief executive of the National Pharmacy Association

    Mark Lyonette: ‘You can only push people so far’ Subscription

    21 DEC 2018 14:17 By Julia Robinson

    The chief executive of the National Pharmacy Association on meeting the health secretary, preparations for Brexit and whether the pressures on pharmacy are affecting patient safety.

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