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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, May 2020, Vol 304, No 7937

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  • Why is The Pharmaceutical Journal receiving so few letters? Subscription

    24 APR 2020 16:20
    Comments (3)

    I write as a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) since 1968. At that time, and for many years after, The Pharmaceutical Journal was a vibrant, interesting and informative publication, well suited to the needs of the membership, including community pharmacists. It has been said that the health of a professional publication can be measured by the letters to the editor, and debate that the content leads to. This Journal used to excel; but not now.

  • Tribute: Philip Kerslake-Smith

    12 MAY 2020 17:33 By Penny Buckle

    Dad joined the army straight from school and spent the immediate post-war period in the Netherlands and Germany as a driver and interpreter. He then came back to the UK and started studying for his pharmacy qualifications at the Northern Polytechnic in Holloway Road, London.

  • Tribute: Neil Chapman

    27 APR 2020 12:06 By Mike Smith

    Neil was a great friend and a highly valued colleague. He was an exceptional pharmacist and, throughout his distinguished career, he was greatly respected by colleagues and other medical professionals alike.

  • Tribute: Neil Chapman

    27 APR 2020 12:07 By John H. Perrin

    I first met Neil in 1956 when we shared a room in an old house in Finsbury Park, London. We were two boys from the Midlands, both with non-affluent parents, who were about to become first-year students at The School of Pharmacy. Sharing a room was the start of our lifelong friendship.

  • Tribute: Kouser Chaudry

    20 APR 2020 11:41 By Assaf Chaudry

    On 3 April 2020, Kouser Chaudry sadly passed away from terminal breast cancer aged 54 years. 

  • Tribute: Joanne Catherine Martin

    12 MAY 2020 17:07 By Peter Curphey, Andy Husband, Barbara Wensworth, Damian Day

    It was clear in 1992/1993, after graduating from what is now Liverpool John Moores University, that Joanne’s destiny was to be in the education and training of pharmacists and pharmacy staff.

  • Tribute: Ernest Oldcorn

    1 MAY 2020 10:39 By Alan Rogers

    Ernest Oldcorn qualified just after the end of the Second World War and was called up for service in the Queen Alexandra’s Military Hospital in London’s Millbank. Back in ‘Civvy Street’, he joined Timothy Whites and Taylors, working mainly in the West Country, before eventually being appointed territorial general manager in Plymouth. He moved to Virginia Water in Surrey in 1956, and was made a senior director in 1964. When Boots merged with Timothy Whites in 1968, he briefly left pharmacy ...

  • Transcending boundaries: the role of pharmacists in gender identity services

    Transcending boundaries: the role of pharmacists in gender identity services Subscription

    30 APR 2020 14:42 By Megan Tatum

    There has been a surge in demand for gender identity services in the UK over the past five years. Although the current role of pharmacists is limited, their potential contribution within a multidisciplinary team supporting transgender patients is beginning to emerge.

  • Tony Scully publisher of Pharmaceutical Journal Publications

    Tony Scully: 'We need to constantly keep adapting and growing in new ways'

    20 MAY 2020 15:41 By Corrinne Burns

    Tony Scully, a publishing director at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society with responsibility for The Pharmaceutical Journal and a portfolio of other editorial products, discusses the evolution of The Pharmaceutical Journal, future plans and how we are supporting pharmacists during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • COVID 19 people who are dependent on illicit drugs

    There is a vulnerable group we must not leave behind in our response to COVID-19: people who are dependent on illicit drugs

    28 APR 2020 14:43 By Amira Guirguis

    None of us are safe from COVID-19, but the health status, needs and behaviours of those who use illicit drugs leave them particularly vulnerable — pharmacists can reduce this risk, says drugs researcher Amira Guirguis.

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