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  • Deaths: Betty Carnegie "Monty" Montgomery

    On 9 August 2019, Betty Carnegie “Monty” Montgomery, aged 82 years, of Glasgow. A former member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Mrs Montgomery registered with the Society in 1960 and was designated Fellow in 1983. She was elected to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain’s Scottish Executive in 1975 and chaired the Scottish Executive from 1984 until 1986. 

  • Deaths: Ian Herbert Hamilton

    On 25 March 2019, Ian Herbert Hamilton  MRPharmS, aged 85 years, of Stranraer, Wigtownshire. Mr Hamilton registered with the Society in 1963. 

  • Deaths: John Wyn Hughes

    On 20 June 2019, John Wyn Hughes MRPharmS, aged 88 years, of Wrexham, Clwyd. Mr Hughes registered with the Society in 1952. 

  • Tribute: Stuart Ramsay Maconochie


    Stuart was brought up in Dundee and attended the Morgan Academy. During his time at school, he was the boys’ school captain, captain of rugby, secretary of the literary and debating society, captain of athletics, and church organist and choirmaster. The son of a pharmacist, he attended the Heriot-Watt School of Pharmacy where he met his future wife, Judy, whose pharmacy practice has been in hospital, community and editorial pharmacy roles. While still a student, Stuart was commissioned ...

  • Deaths: Graham Pearce Mould

    On 23 July 2019, Graham Pearce Mould MRPharmS, aged 78 years, of Guildford, Surrey. Dr Mould registered with the Society in 1964. 

  • Call for Society Fellowship Nominations

    The Panel of Fellows will be holding its next meeting in November 2019. Nominations for Society Fellowship must be received by the Secretary of the Panel of Fellows by 18 October 2019 to be considered at this meeting.

  • Deaths: Roger Frost

    On 22 July 2019, Roger Frost MRPharmS, aged 81 years, of Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. Mr Frost registered with the Society in 1962. 

  • Deaths: Stuart Ramsay Maconochie

    On 20 July 2019, Stuart Ramsay Maconochie FRPharmS, aged 79 years, of Maidenhead. Mr Maconochie registered with the Society in 1964, and was conferred as Fellow in 1987. 

  • Deaths: Carol Garrett

    On 9 March 2019, Carol Garrett MRPharmS, aged 65, of Leatherhead, Surrey. Mrs Garrett registered with the Society in 1977. 

  • Tribute: Peter Hylands

    By Vivian Auyeung, Graham Davies, Ben Forbes, Robert Hider, James Mason, Clive Page, David Taylor, John Weinman,

    With great sadness we learned of the passing of Peter Hylands, formerly head of the Institute of Pharmaceutical Science (IPS) at King’s College London (KCL).

  • Deaths: Mary Rosa Margaret Benfield

    On 18 July 2019, Mary Rosa Margaret Benfield MRPharmS, aged 92 years, of Totnes, Devon. Mrs Benfield registered with the Society in 1948.

  • Deaths: Ralph Charles Brooks

    On 23 July 2019, Ralph Charles Brooks, aged 96 years, of Ealing, London. A former member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Mr Brooks registered with the Society in 1945.

  • Tribute: Mark Lee

    By Stephen Ashmore

    Clinical pharmacy has very sadly lost a truly talented and ever-popular figure. Mark graduated from De Montfort University in 1988 and, after a short period working for Boots, he started a hospital career at Wharfedale General Hospital in Otley, West Yorkshire in 1990. Having gained experience in a wide range of clinical areas and obtaining the clinical pharmacy diploma, Mark moved to Australia, spending nine months working at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. It was here that he ...

  • Deaths: Mark Anthony Lee

    On 20 June 2019, Mark Anthony Lee MRPharmS, aged 52 years, of Leathley, North Yorkshire. Mr Lee registered with the Society in 1989.

  • Gazette Notice: Amendment to Regulation 2.3 — Membership Fees and Subscriptions

    The following amendments to the Society’s Regulations will take effect from 1 October 2019.

  • Deaths: John Clarkson

    On 12 July 2019, John Clarkson MRPharmS, aged 82 years, of Preston, Lancashire. Mr Clarkson registered with the Society in 1961.

  • Deaths: David Ralph Hargreaves

    On 5 July 2019, David Ralph Hargreaves MRPharmS, aged 82 years, of Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear. Mr Hargreaves registered with the Society in 1958.

  • Deaths: Christopher John Shewring

    On 29 June 2019, Christopher John Shewring MRPharmS, aged 82 years, of Sudbury, Suffolk. Mr Shewring registered with the Society in 1962.

  • Tribute: William Thomas Brookes


    I served with Bill on the Council of the Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists (GHP) and on Pharmaceutical Whitley Council in the 1980s where we, together with others, successfully negotiated the new flexible grading criteria for hospital pharmacists, as well as an emergency duty agreement.

  • Membership Committee

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) is seeking nominations for four members to serve on the Membership Committee and would like to invite you to put your name forward.

  • Panel of Fellows

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society is seeking nominations for two candidates to serve on the Panel of Fellows, and is particularly interested in applications from Fellows who are based in Wales and those with a background in the science or industry sectors.

  • Deaths: Peter Hylands

    On 10 June 2019, Peter Hylands FFRPS, aged 72 years, of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Professor Hylands registered with the Society in 2011, becoming the first person to register under the  membership category of “pharmaceutical scientist”.

  • Deaths: Dayaram Mistry

    On 14 April 2019, Dayaram Mistry MRPharmS, aged 63 years, of Nottingham. Mr Mistry registered with the Society in 1980.

  • Deaths: Claire Marie Doyles

    On 16 June 2019, Claire Marie Doyles MRPharmS, aged 46 years, of North Ferriby, Hull. Miss Doyles registered with the Society in 1994.

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