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Issue : PJ February 2017 online

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  • Local practice forum event: 22 March 2017 Subscription

    24 FEB 2017 12:17

    Wednesday 22 March: Gloucestershire Local practice forum event: ‘Ophthalmology’. Sandford Education Centre, Keynsham Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7PX. Event 7.30pm, buffet 6.30pm. Contact by 6pm on Wednesday 15 March to book food.

  • Deaths: Roy Lane Subscription

    24 FEB 2017 9:10

    On 11 February 2017, Roy Lane MRPharmS, aged 88, of Rochdale, Greater Manchester. Mr Lane reigstered with the Society in 1951. 

  • Deaths: Fergus Macfarlane Subscription

    24 FEB 2017 9:08

    On 21 October 2016, Fergus Macfarlane MRPharmS, aged 72, of Dundee, Scotland. Mr Macfarlane registered with the Society in 1968.

  • Deaths: David Crome Subscription

    24 FEB 2017 9:07

    On 18 February 2017, David Crome MRPharmS, aged 67, from Braunton, Devon. Mr Crome registered with the Society in 1972. 

  • Faculty handbook for pharmacists on the CPPE general practice pharmacist training pathway

    RPS and CPPE launch Faculty handbook for practice-based pharmacists Subscription

    23 FEB 2017 14:38 By Julia Robinson

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) have published a Faculty handbook for pharmacists on the CPPE general practice pharmacist training pathway (GPPTP), ...

  • Delivering sustainability and transformation plans report 2017

    Transformation of NHS at risk unless government funds shift to community health services, warns King’s Fund

    22 FEB 2017 14:58 By Debbie Andalo

    Government plans to transform the NHS in England, outlined in its ‘Five year forward view’, are in jeopardy unless it recognises the social care crisis and funds the necessary shift in services out of hospital into the community, the King’s Fund think tank has warned.

  • Steroid side effects depend on dose and length of time taken Subscription

    21 FEB 2017 16:23

    21 February 2017: The side effects of steroids were highlighted by the Daily Mail, which asked ‘Why do steroids make your face swell? Neal Patel, a spokesperson for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, said: “Your risk of experiencing side effects depends on the dose and how long you take the medicine for.”

  • Online pharmacies must meet standards of face-to-face consultations before prescribing antibiotics Subscription

    21 FEB 2017 16:21
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    17 February 2017: The Daily Mail ran the results of research by a team from Imperial College London into the sale of antibiotics by online pharmacies, highlighting poor practice by some sites outside Great Britain.

  • Pharmacists can advise on whether medicines will increase fall risk Subscription

    21 FEB 2017 16:00

    31 January 2017: The regular column from Royal Pharmaceutical Society Wales in the Western Mail focused on how pharmacists can help prevent falls in older people by advising on medicines. It advised readers to “speak to your pharmacist who will be able to tell you if your medication is likely to increase the risk of a fall and will work with your GP to find a solution”.

  • National Pharmacy Boards Elections 2017 Subscription

    20 FEB 2017 10:22

    Closure of electoral roll and deadline for updating voting preferences.

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