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Keele’s redeveloped pharmacy school building opened

Keele University’s redeveloped School of Pharmacy building wasofficially opened earlier this week (27 October 2009) by Sir AlasdairBreckenridge, chairman of the Medicines and Healthcare productsRegulatory Agency

Keele University’s redeveloped School of Pharmacy building was officially opened earlier this week (27 October 2009) by Sir Alasdair Breckenridge, chairman of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

The school, housed in the university’s Hornbeam Building, has been updated in a £2.2m project. As part of the redevelopment, the university secured a £750,000 grant to create a “cave” teaching facility. “The cave can be transformed into a pharmacy or doctor’s surgery,” said school IT director Luke Bracegirdle.

Head of school Stephen Chapman said: “The school’s heritage, embedded in medicines management, has allowed us to develop a close partnership with the NHS, providing advice on pharmacy and prescribing to primary care trusts in the West Midlands. This experience uniquely contributes to learning the modern roles of future pharmacists.”

To mark the occasion, Keele University’s vice-chancellor Dame Janet Finch presented Professor Breckenridge with a 1746 edition of Pharmacopoeia Collegi Regalis Medicorum Londinensis.

The first cohort of undergraduate MPharm students at Keele are due to graduate in 2010.

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal URI: 10983980

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  • Left to right, Sir Alasdair Breckenridge, Dame Janet Finch, Andy Garner, dean of the faculty of health at Keele, and Stephen Chapman

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