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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, December 2016, Vol 297, No 7896

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  • Sandra Gidley, chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society English Pharmacy Board

    RPS 'delighted' with proposed changes to supervision of pharmacists training to be prescribers Subscription

    2 DEC 2016 17:25 By Julia Robinson

    Sandra Gidley, chair of the RPS English Pharmacy Board, says the RPS is surprised and delighted to see the GPhC consultation document proposing changes to the supervision of pharmacists training to be prescribers

  • Papers with statistical data

    A basic introduction to statistics Subscription

    14 DEC 2016 16:50 By James E. De Muth, Erik C. Burns

    Pharmacists and healthcare professionals involved in research and report writing should have an understanding of basic statistical methods that can be applied to study data and used in reporting research results.

  • General view of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society library

    A browse around the RPS library Subscription

    16 DEC 2016 11:16 By Julia Robinson

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society library first opened its doors in 1841. Here, Julia Robinson delves into the collection’s history and speaks to its current librarians about how it developed in recent years.

  • Infographic showing a decade of community pharmacy funding in England and timeline of events

    A decade of community pharmacy funding in England Subscription

    15 DEC 2016 10:00 By Dawn Connelly

    Community pharmacies in England dispense 174 million more prescription items annually than in 2010, a figure that is predicted to rise further. Despite this, total funding for the community pharmacy contract is heading back towards 2010 levels.

  • Close up of a bioelectronic chip manufactured by GSK

    Acting on the potential of action potentials: will bioelectronic medicines be the next biologics? Subscription

    9 DEC 2016 16:23 By Emma Dorey

    Bioelectronic medicine is a new approach to treating major chronic diseases that could give doctors and patients alternatives to costly mainstream medicine and may become as commonly prescribed as chemical or biological drugs. Some researchers and pharmaceutical companies are already taking this potential new class of treatments seriously and, as promising results emerge, others are expected to follow.

  • Applications open for RPS Qualified Person eligibility panel of assessors Subscription

    5 DEC 2016 11:49

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has a vacancy for at least one assessor for its Qualified Person (QP) eligibility panel of assessors. Applications are invited from members of the RPS who have experience in a quality role including acting as a QP.

  • Celesio headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany

    Celesio income fell 36% in first six months of financial year

    23 NOV 2016 17:02
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    UK government cuts to prescription reimbursement and the falling value of the pound have contributed to a fall in profit for the Celesio Group for the first six months of this financial year, the company says.

  • Consultation important to give women advice about emergency contraception Subscription

    5 DEC 2016 13:37
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    29 November 2016: Neal Patel, spokesperson for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), was interviewed on Sky News about a call for emergency contraception to be available on the shelf as a general sale list (GSL) medicine. Patel emphasised how important the consultation was for women, giving them the advice and information they needed on both the product and their future contraceptive needs. “The consultation aims to be helpful and offers women an informed choice about what’s best ...

  • Deaths: Andrew Beardsley Subscription

    24 NOV 2016 16:07

    On 25 October 2016, Andrew Beardsley, aged 66, of Beeston, Nottingham. Mr Beardsley registered with the Society in 1973 and left in 2011.

  • Deaths: Audrey Betty Sweetman Subscription

    29 NOV 2016 14:49

    On 18 November 2016, Audrey Betty Sweetman, aged 81, of Bromborough, Merseyside. Mrs Sweetman registered with the Society in 1957 and left in 2007. 

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