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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, June 2018, Vol 300, No 7914

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  • Ivana Knyght, professional development and support services lead, Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)

    Q&A: Ivana Knyght, interim head of professional support at the RPS

    16 APR 2018 8:20 By Corrinne Burns

    Ivana Knyght leads the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s professional development and support service. Here, she talks to Corrinne Burns about the type of support the team offers members throughout their careers.

  • General Pharmaceutical Council needs a 'career break' category Subscription

    9 MAY 2018 10:48

    I would like to express my opinion — which I’m sure many other pharmacists in my situation will share — about the lack of a career break category within the General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhC) membership/registration structure.

  • Tribute: Kenneth Jack Knight Subscription

    11 MAY 2018 13:15 By Miall James

    It was perhaps ironic that notice of the passing of Jack Knight appeared in the same issue of The Pharmaceutical Journal in which the issue of doctor-dispensing surfaced again. Jack was, for several years in the 1980s, vice chair of the short-lived but, for a while, very active Rural Pharmacists Association which campaigned hard on this issue.

  • Tribute: James Ewart Subscription

    11 MAY 2018 13:17 By David Hamblin

    It was with much sadness that I learnt of the passing of James (Jim) Ewart in January 2018. Born in Edinburgh in 1926, he studied pharmacy there and spent the first part of his career working for the Co-op in Glasgow. He moved to South Norfolk in the late 1950s to manage the Loddon Pharmacy for Rees Coghlan, and spent the rest of his career as superintendent of his Loddon and Norwich pharmacies. He was much liked and respected by his patients and staff for his sound advice and consistent ...

  • Reena Barai, pharmacist, montage

    Reena Barai: comfy shoes, having no regrets and living la dolce vita Subscription

    14 MAY 2018 15:11 By Reena Barai
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    A minute in the company of the pharmacy owner and National Pharmacy Association board member.

  • Steve Brine, pharmacy minister

    Community pharmacy contract talks yet to start Subscription

    17 MAY 2018 12:59 By Graham Clews

    Negotiations on a new community pharmacy contract have yet to begin, and there is no timetable for them to start, MPs have heard.

  • Steve Brine MP joined members of the LJWG at Portmans Pharmacy in Pimlico

    More than half of patients using needle exchange pilot tested positive for Hepatitis C Subscription

    17 MAY 2018 13:02 By Corrinne Burns

    Results of a four-month pilot project show that more than half of patients using pharmacy-based needle exchange services tested positive for hepatitis C antibodies.

  • Pharmacy sign

    East of England Co-op puts all six pharmacies up for sale

    18 MAY 2018 13:54

    The East of England Co-operative Society is pulling out of community pharmacy in Suffolk and has put all six of its branches up for sale.

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    NHS England’s outsourcing of primary care support 'a long way below acceptable standard' Subscription

    21 MAY 2018 8:12 By Julia Robinson

    A report from the National Audit Office says that support services provided to pharmacists, GPs, dentists and opticians are “a long way below an acceptable standard” after NHS England and Capita misunderstood the risks in outsourcing primary care support services.

  • Huddersfield opens new centre for pharmacy policy and practice research Subscription

    21 MAY 2018 8:13

    The Department of Pharmacy at the University of Huddersfield has been focusing on a number of strategies to enhance high-quality research in pharmacy practice. A pharmacy practice research retreat was organised in May 2017 and a research strategy was developed through a conceptual framework adopted from Nagy and Fawcett’s (2016)

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