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The government won't tell us how many pharmacies it wants to close

Simon Dukes: 'The government won't say how many pharmacies it wants to close'Subscription

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The chief negotiator for community pharmacy in England on the new contract he agreed with ministers, and what it means for the future of community pharmacy.

Asif Sadiq

Asif Sadiq: 'We hope to put together a plan that’s truly inclusive'

Having dedicated his working life to improving equality in the workplace, Asif Sadiq hopes that the RPS’s newly launched inclusion and diversity strategy will create a true sense of belonging across the Society.

Brendan Jiang

Brendon Jiang: 'I want to influence change in pharmacy'

Portfolio pharmacist Brendon Jiang speaks of his ambitions for the sector as a new member of the English Pharmacy Board.

Duncan Craig

Duncan Craig: 'I'm concerned students' scientific acumen is completely ignored'Subscription

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The chair of the Pharmacy Schools Council on five-year MPharm degrees, apprenticeships and the impact of Brexit on research.

Catriona Matheson

Catriona Matheson: 'I support decriminalisation of illegal drugs for personal use'

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Having spent her entire career researching pharmacy services for drug users, Catriona Matheson is the ideal person to head up Scotland’s Drug Deaths Taskforce. Here, she explains what the group will do to tackle rising drug deaths in Scotland.

Keith Ridge, chief pharmaceutical officer for England, is gearing up for being in the driving seat at one of the most crucial times for pharmacy

Keith Ridge: 'This is the most fantastic time for pharmacy ever'Subscription

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England’s chief pharmaceutical officer speaks about being in the driving seat during one of the most crucial times for pharmacy.

Former chair of the RPS English Pharmacy Board and newly elected president Sandra Gidley

Sandra Gidley: 'It’s not appropriate for the RPS to take a stance on Brexit'

As former chair of the English Pharmacy Board, newly elected president Sandra Gidley says she is in a great place to engage with members and continue steering the Society’s work to raise pharmacy’s profile in the wider healthcare sector.

Ash Soni

Ash Soni: 'You get fed up with people throwing rocks at your head'

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Ash Soni has announced his decision not to stand for re-election as president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society when his current term comes to an end on 18 July 2019.

Janine Barnes, a neurology specialist pharmacist for the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

Janine Barnes: 'Pharmacists don't need to be frightened of Parkinson's disease'

As a neurology specialist pharmacist, Royal Pharmaceutical Society Fellow Janine Barnes has dedicated her working life to highlighting Parkinson’s disease and why pharmacists must be involved in its management.

Stephen Watkins

Stephen Watkins: 'What we're doing is about transformation of pharmacy'Subscription

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Despite the recent announcement that it plans to close 200 stores, Stephen Watkins, director of pharmacy items at Boots, promises that its ongoing digital transformation will be a game changer for the entire industry.

Claire Anderson, professor of social pharmacy at the University of Nottingham

Claire Anderson: 'It's important that we help pharmacists navigate the new NHS'

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Chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s English Pharmacy Board, Claire Anderson, speaks about the problems facing pharmacy and what the board will do to overcome them.

Harvinder Sondh

Harvinder Sondh: 'You can’t beat going out and speaking to your customer'

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Harvinder Sondh, director of innovation and enterprise at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, speaks about what his directorate offers members, both in the UK and overseas.

Malcolm Harrison, chief executive of the Company Chemists’ Association

Malcolm Harrison: 'Expect considerable pressure from staff shortages in the next 18 months'Subscription

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Malcolm Harrison, lobbyist for the UK’s largest pharmacy chains, talks apprenticeships, branch closures and the digital challenge for pharmacy.

Ravi Sharma, RPS director for England

Ravi Sharma: 'We want to see the pharmacy profession flourish'

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Ravi Sharma joined the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in November 2018, taking over from Robbie Turner as director for England. Here, Sharma talks to Corrinne Burns about the ‘NHS Long Term Plan’ upcoming campaigns, and seeing pharmacists “get the recognition they deserve”.

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