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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, May 2008

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  • Charter medals: Soraya Dhillon and Christine Heading

    31 MAY 2008 5:25

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Charter medals for 2008 have been presented to two women pharmacists who have made a mark on the profession. The Charter gold medal has been awarded to Soraya Dhillon, head of the new school of pharmacy at the University of Hertfordshire, and the silver medal has gone to Christine Heading, past president of the National Association of Women Pharmacists.

  • President’s final message: members must change

    31 MAY 2008 5:25

    In a final message to the profession before his retirement from the Council of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, the Society’s President, Hemant Patel, has said that not only does the Society need to change but its members must change too.

  • Listening to a question from the floor, left to right, the President, the Chief Executive and Registrar and inquiry chairman Nigel Clarke (Jon Terry/Resources/RPSGB)

    Assurance on involving others in decisions on new body

    31 MAY 2008 5:25

    An assurance that other pharmacy bodies will be involved in establishing the new professional leadership body was given by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s President, Hemant Patel, during a presentation on professional leadership before the Society’s annual general meeting on 21 May 2008.

  • New annual report on fitness-to-practise matters

    31 MAY 2008 5:25

    An annual report devoted to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s fitness-to-practise (FTP) activities is to be published for the first time later in the year, the Society’s President, Hemant Patel, told the annual general meeting on 21 May 2008. It is being produced to comply with new legislation for healthcare regulators.

  • AGM debate emphasises need to listen to members

    31 MAY 2008 5:25

    At the annual general meeting on 21 May 2008, the need to heed members’ views in establishing the future professional body for pharmacy was raised by members during debate on a motion calling for a referendum on the Clarke inquiry’s recommendations. However, the motion was withdrawn after the debate.

  • The Treasurer: the Society needs members’ support, advice and input (Jon Terry/Resources/RPSGB)

    Funding members’ needs is paramount to success

    31 MAY 2008 5:24

    Funding pharmacists’ needs is paramount to the success of pharmacy’s new professional body, the Treasurer of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Andrew Gush, told the Society’s annual general meeting on 21 May 2008.The Society needed members’ support, advice, recommendations and input to make it a success.

  • The President: pharmacists have real opportunities in front of them (Jason King/Resources/RPSGB)

    Young members urged to help shape pharmacy’s future

    31 MAY 2008 5:24

    Young pharmacists should come forward and help shape the future of pharmacy, said the President of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Hemant Patel, at the Society’s annual general meeting on 21 May 2008.

  • Can pharmacists and dietitians safely prescribe and administer parenteral nutrition?

    24 MAY 2008 11:56

    Abstract AimTo determine if suitably trained pharmacists and dietitians can safely and effectively prescribe peri-operative parenteral nutrition.DesignAssessment by two blinded independent observers.Subjects and setting

  • How to manage the transition to a new professional body: a little free advice Subscription

    24 MAY 2008 11:53

    The Millenium Dome, the Scottish Parliament and the 2012 Olympics are but a few examples of projects — temporary activities delivering change to achieve a focused output — that have not been completed on time or have grossly exceeded budget and it is important that the project to separate the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s  functions does not follow suit.

  • Survey highlights role in obesity

    24 MAY 2008 11:53

    Over 90 per cent of pharmacists think they are best placed to advise patients how their behaviour can help them lose weight, are keen to offer advice around weight loss medication, and believe that, with the right support, pharmacists can run obesity reduction services, a survey of 350 European pharmacists reveals.

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