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  • Deaths: Peter Robert Percival Skellett

    On 18 July 2020, Peter Robert Percival Skellett, aged 77 years, of Lincolnshire. Mr Skellett was a former member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. 

  • Deaths: Simon Hayre

    On 28 July 2020, Simon Hayre MRPharmS, aged 59 years, of Ipswich, Suffolk. Mr Hayre registered with the Society in 1984. 

  • Deaths: Dale Michael Jackson

    On 17 March 2020, Dr Dale Michael Jackson MRPharmS, aged 75 years, of Diseworth, Derbyshire. Dr Jackson registered with the Society in 1973. 

  • Call for Society Fellowship Nominations

    The Panel of Fellows will be holding their next meeting in November 2020. Nominations for Society Fellowship must be received by the Secretary of the Panel of Fellows by 21 October 2020 to be considered at this meeting.

  • Gazette notice — term limits for national pharmacy board members

    At the meeting held on 15 July 2020, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Assembly agreed that national pharmacy board members should only be permitted to serve in office as a board member for a maximum of three consecutive terms of office, with a single term of office remaining at the current length of three years. After three consecutive terms, a break of one term will now be required before an individual can stand for election again to the same national pharmacy board.

  • Deaths: Roy Keyworth

    On 1 July 2020, Roy Keyworth, aged 92 years, of Brigg, North Lincolnshire. Mr Keyworth was a former member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. 

  • Tribute: Michael Peter Ruxton

    By Sue Ruxton

    Mike attended De La Salle Grammar School in Liverpool. His interest in pharmacy commenced when he undertook a pre-graduate apprenticeship at Boots in 1961, after which he decided to study pharmacy at the Liverpool School of Pharmacy. Mike first registered with the then Pharmaceutical Society in 1966.

  • Deaths: John Romilly Fowler

    On 2 June 2020, John Romilly Fowler MBE FRPharmS, aged 91 years, of Egham, Surrey. Mr Fowler registered with the Society in 1951. He was formerly the editor of the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, retiring in 1990.  In 1985, Mr Fowler was conferred with the title of MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.   

  • Tribute: Benita Dukalskis

    By Irene Gummerson

    It was a shock when I heard that Benita had died. She had been in Huddersfield General Infirmary, in West Yorkshire, for weeks without a diagnosis. She was on a drip because she was unable to eat and, of course, visitors were not allowed at the hospital. Finally, I heard that she had died of pancreatic cancer. In life, she worked as a community pharmacist. Her friends will remember her as having an interest in Latvian and French culture.  Irene Gummerson  

  • Deaths: Patrick George O'Neill

    On 29 April 2020, Patrick George O’Neill, aged 89 years, of Middlesex. Mr O’Neill was a former member of The Royal Pharmaceutical Society. 

  • Deaths: Michael Peter Ruxton

    On 21 May 2020, Michael Peter Ruxton, aged 78 years, of Broughton, Preston, Lancashire. Mr Ruxton, a former member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, registered with the Society in 1966. 

  • Deaths: Benita Dukalskis

    On 1 June 2020, Benita Dukalskis (née Odins), aged 68 years, of Brighouse, Yorkshire. Mrs Dukalskis was a former member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. 

  • Deaths: Eleanor Susan Cassidy

    On 3 May 2020, Eleanor Susan Cassidy MRPharmS, aged 48 years, of Glasgow. Miss Cassidy registered with the Society in 1994. 

  • Tribute: Navin Shantilal Talati

    By Minesh Talati

    My father, Navin Shantilal Talati, served Dagenham in Essex for 35 years, after opening Talati Chemist in the Heathway in 1977.

  • Deaths: Navin Shantilal Talati

    On 18 April 2020, Navin Shantilal Talati MRPharmS, aged 80 years, of Goodmayes, London. Mr Talati registered with the Society in 1974.

  • Deaths: Anthony Michael Dawson

    On 7 June 2020, Anthony Michael Dawson MRPharmS, aged 81 years, of Kington, Herefordshire. Mr Dawson registered with the Society in 1963. 

  • Tribute: Norma Margaret Irvine

    By John Betts, Matthew Johnston

    We were truly saddened to hear that Norma had passed away. 

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