Ron Pate is currently undertaking consultancy roles for the NHS and Pharmaceutical Industry having recently retired (July 2013) as Secondary Care Pharmaceutical Adviser to the Department of Medicines Management at Keele University
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Tribute: Peter NoyceSubscription
I have read the most impressive, eloquent and well-deserved tributes to Peter Noyce following his untimely death and would wish to add to these with some pertinent history for clinical pharmacists of today. Peter made many contributions to pharmacy practice but many clinical pharmacists will not be aware of the debt their current role is owed to him. In the late 1970s and in the 1980s, evidence-based medicine alongside clinical pharmacy in hospital practice was being developed and cham
From Graham Phillips’s letter about his attendance at the ‘Quality for patients: pharmacy practice now and in the future’ conference (The Pharmaceutical Journal 2017;298:234), I thought he was going to report on the conference but all he offered was a rant at the chief pharmaceutical officer (CPO) for England for, in his view, inadequate prai
The NHS needs to improve its record keeping and compliance if it is to avoid falling foul of good practice when working with the pharmaceutical industry.