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Alison Blenkinsopp

Professor of the practice of pharmacy in the department of medicines management at Keele University

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  • Tribute to Thomas Geoffrey BoothSubscription

    4 NOV 2016

    Geof (the way he preferred it to be spelled) Booth was one of the loveliest people I’ve ever had the privilege of being taught by and subsequently working for. A hugely significant figure in pharmacy practice research, his was the first pharmacy practice unit, which he set up in the late 1960s at the University of Bradford school of pharmacy. He led the unit for many years and was made a professor in 1988. It was Geof’s passion for practice research that kindled my interest, first in a

  • Tribute to Maurice PestonSubscription

    3 OCT 2016

    Maurice Peston was a brilliant man and pharmacy is fortunate that he shared his talents with us. A renowned economist, Maurice was a member of the Nuffield Inquiry team and subsequently of the (then) Pharmaceutical Society’s Council. His contribution to Nuffield has been well documented by John Ferguson, however his contributions to the council were less visible but no less important. I was lucky to sit next to Maurice at the council table for several years. His intellect was prodigiou

  • Tribute to Joanna Ruth LumbSubscription

    22 JUL 2016

    Jo Lumb was a champion for evidence-based medicine before the term even existed. In her career at The Pharmaceutical Journal, spanning 25 years up to 2000, Jo led from the front on the accurate reporting of clinical evidence. A great mentor to numerous aspiring writers (including me), she built and nurtured a crack team of reporters, of which she was hugely proud. Many of this team became her friends. Seeing her separate the wheat from the chaff of clinical papers and press re

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