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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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Dipesh Raghwani: 'We are proactive in support of LGBT patients'

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Dipesh Raghwani is the managing director of SMS Pharmacy in Salford — the first pharmacy to be accredited by the LGBT Foundation’s Pride in Practice programme.

Roger Knaggs

Roger Knaggs: 'We need to find a balance between appropriate use and minimising harm'Subscription

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Government adviser and specialist pharmacist Roger Knaggs speaks about reducing opioid dependency, non-drug alternatives for chronic pain and why we need to be cautious about medical cannabis.

RPS election candidates

Elections 2019: By the end of your term, what would you hope to have achieved?

The candidates in the 2019 national pharmacy board elections explain what they would hope to achieve, if elected.

RPS election candidates

Elections 2019: What will you do to ensure the voice of members is represented on the board?

The candidates in the 2019 national pharmacy board elections explain how they would, if elected, represent members’ voices.

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Wendy Jones: 'Mothers feel reassured after talking to us'

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Drugs in Breastmilk service creator Wendy Jones, a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, has been awarded an MBE for services to mothers and babies. Here, Corrinne Burns speaks to her about about her work, and the importance of accessible pharmaceutical expertise to breastfeeding mothers.  

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Sir Kevin Barron: 'Just churning prescriptions over as a means of income is a great loss'

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Having spent 35 years as a Labour Party MP for Rother Valley, Sir Kevin Barron has long experience of how the country is run. Here, he voices his concerns about the way the government is approaching Brexit, medicines shortages and the role of community pharmacy in today’s NHS.

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Kenny Black: 'We want a smaller, easier-to-manage business'Subscription

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As Rowlands Pharmacy puts 70 pharmacies up for sale, its managing director Kenny Black speaks about how the business will change and the threats from online pharmacies and Brexit.

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Nigel Clarke: 'Pharmacy isn’t just handing over a bag of medicine'Subscription

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The chair of the General Pharmaceutical Council’s plans to revamp pharmacy training, the regulation of online pharmacy and data which show white pharmacists are less likely to be struck off the register.

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