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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, online

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  • Catherine Duggan, chied executive officer at the International Pharmaceutical Federation

    Women will make up 72% of pharmacy workforce ‘by 2030’ Subscription

    4 SEP 2018 12:11 By Nigel Praities

    There will be a 40% growth in the amount of people working in pharmacy by 2030, shows the largest ever study into the global workforce, published on 4 September 2018.

  • Coloured etching and aquatint of Morar Willie

    'William Wilson, commonly called Mortar Willie, aged 107': coloured etching and aquatint

    19 SEP 2018 14:49

    This print, drawn, etched and published by John Kay of Edinburgh in 1815, depicts a drug grinder by the name of William Wilson (1709–1815), who was also known as ‘Mortar Willie’.

  • Tamara Cairney and Andrew Carruthers, new members of the RPS Scottish Pharmacy Board

    Two new members join Scottish Pharmacy Board

    28 SEP 2018 11:58

    Two new members have joined the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Scottish Pharmacy Board.

  • Tribute: John Alan Vickers

    14 SEP 2018 16:53 By Alison Beaney

    It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Alan Vickers. John Alan Vickers was born on 20 November 1928 in Bishop Auckland in County Durham but everyone, with few exceptions, called him Alan.

  • Tribute: Graham Calder

    21 SEP 2018 10:59 By Bill Scott

    Standing on the shoulders of giants is a well known concept when discussing the advancement of professional services through building on the pioneering work of others. Sadly one of the giants of pharmacy, Graham Calder, died on 28 August 2018.

  • Tribute: Graham Calder

    19 SEP 2018 15:44 By Rose Marie Parr

    I first knew of Graham as the former Scottish government chief pharmaceutical officer and then as the chair of Post Qualification Education Board (PQEB) for Scotland. By this time, Graham’s long experience and wisdom in pharmacy and in the development of pharmaceutical care was already widely known and respected, both in the UK and indeed internationally. Graham was a natural leader and one of the pioneers in pharmacy, and such an important cornerstone in the development of clinical ...

  • Tribute: Graham Calder

    21 SEP 2018 15:34 By Howard McNulty

    Graham was a man of vision with the ability to communicate and implement many of his ideas. I first met him in 1975, when he was deputy chief pharmacist in London and on the appointment panel for a new regional drug information role in the South West. He took great interest in the development of the then UK-wide drug information network, as he saw it as crucial to developing the pharmacist clinical role outside the dispensary. He was very much a mentor to many of us — especially a number ...

  • Woman with diabetes injecting insulin

    Third of patients never take medicine for a long-term condition, say researchers Subscription

    5 SEP 2018 15:28 By Angela Kam

    As many as one in three patients with a long-term health condition never initiate a newly prescribed medication, data presented at the International Pharmaceutical Federation Congress on 4 September 2018 show.

  • Asta Prajapati, mental health pharmacist

    The right frame of mind Subscription

    17 SEP 2018 16:03 By Steve Hemsley

    Steve Hemsley speaks to Asta Prajapati, the first mental health pharmacist to be awarded £350,000 to develop a medication adherence tool for patients with bipolar disorder.

  • The Integrated Care Provider contract's implications for community pharmacy Subscription

    18 SEP 2018 14:42 By Hemant Patel

    A series of documents have been published in support of NHS England’s consultation on the proposed Integrated Care Provider (ICP) contract. They provide details on how the contract would underpin integration between services, how it differs from existing NHS contracts, how it fits into the broader commissioning system, and which organisations could hold the ICP contract.

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