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Why is The Pharmaceutical Journal receiving so few letters?

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We would like to add to Robbie Turner’s comprehensive response to David Kent’s letter of dissatisfaction. We are both retired pharmacists too and also the Chair and the Honorary Secretary of the RPS’s Retired Pharmacist’s Group (RPG), which was established in 2011. In our opinion the RPS has responded appropriately to meet the educational and professional needs of today’s practising members both in the way in which it now communicates to members and in the information it provides. They must surely be its first priority. The Pharmaceutical Journal is a professional journal and its content today reflects that. As for retired pharmacists, our Group has since 2012 put on a yearly programme of events which includes an Annual Conference in November. These events are very well attended so we must be catering for the needs of a significant proportion of the retired membership. Some of the events we had planned for 2020 can be seen on the Retired Pharmacists’ Peer Community page on the RPS website. Log-on and visit https://www.rpharms.com/rps-pharmacy-community/peer-groups/retired-pharmacists. The Group is run by a Committee of retired members, but administrative support for our events and communication is provided by RPS staff. All our events are publicised to retired members, as is other information relevant to them, in RPS e-mailed newsletters. We also have a Facebook page, UK Pharmacists in the Third Age. We feel reassured that the RPS has not forgotten us and holds its retired members in high regard. They have recently been asking us to contribute to information they are providing to support its practising members during the COVID-19 pandemic and to information provided to potential volunteers, in particularly those members who have now retired from practice. The RPG would welcome Mr Kent’s participation in their activities and his suggestions on how we might help improve his membership experience. On behalf of the RPG Committee, Mary Tompkins, RPG Chair Jenny Boncey, RPG Honorary Secretary

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26 APR 2020

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14:46

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