Christine Heading is an academic pharmacist, associate lecturer with the Open University, and an executive committee member of the National Association of Women Pharmacists, an independent organisation within the profession in the UK that concerns itself with issues of special relevance to female pharmacists. Christine has a background in both academia and industry, and is the deputy lead of the London North West Local Practice Forum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS).
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As a group of volunteers up and down the country, local practice forum (LPF) steering group members work hard to provide a local offering for members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS). This includes, but is not limited to: education and training events; research symposia; networking and support; mentoring opportunities; PR campaigns with local politicians; engagement with schools and universities; liaising with third sector organisations and plenty more, to ensure the profession has a
SIR, Over recent months, the PJ has published several valuable articles and papers on pharmacy workforce issues. A shared feature of the studies reported has been that, not surprisingly, they concerned themselves with individuals currently on the pharmaceutical register. In contrast, the National Association of Women Pharmacists (NAWP) recently concluded a study of pharmacists who have left the register. Eighty-four female pharmacists who had left the register by notifying the