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  • Deaths: Stephen Roberts

    On 8 January 2020, Stephen Roberts, aged 78, of East Anglia. Mr Roberts was a former member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, and was active in the Society’s Ipswich branch. 

  • Deaths: Carol Goodchild

    On 10 May 2019, Carol Goodchild MRPharmS, aged 77, of Banbury, Oxfordshire. Mrs Goodchild registered with the Society in 1966. 

  • Deaths: Alan Tong

    On 7 January 2020, Alan Tong, aged 89 years, of Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear. A former member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Mr Tong registered with the Society in 1951.

  • Deaths: George Alston Macadam

    On 22 December 2019, George Alston Macadam, aged 68 years, of Stockton-on-Tees. Mr Macadam registered with the Society in 1975 and left in 2014.

  • Tribute: Alan Ross

    By Arthur Williams, Barbara DH Williams

    The recent death of Alan Ross deprives the profession of a pharmacist of exceptional qualities. Alan had a very distinguished career in hospital pharmacy and, following changes in the NHS, he made a major contribution to medicines management in nursing and care homes while advising three Family Health Services Authority general managers.

  • Deaths: Alan Ross

    On 11 November 2019, Alan Ross, aged 85 years, of Manchester. A former member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Mr Ross registered with the Society in 1956. 

  • Deaths: Dora Bladen

    On 6 January 2020, Dora Bladen, aged 83 years, of Brockenhurst, New Forest. A former member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Mrs Bladen graduated from from Nottingham University in 1959. 

  • Long service of members

    Here, The Pharmaceutical Journal marks long service of members by publishing the names of Members and Fellows of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society who reached 50, 60 or 70 years of continuous membership in 2019.

  • Deaths: Anthony Finch Thomas

    On 20 December 2019, Anthony Thomas MRPharmS, aged 83 years, of Cardigan, Wales. Mr Thomas registered with the Society in 1960. 

  • Gazette notice — changes to the Regulations

    At the meeting held on 18 November 2019, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Assembly agreed that several amendments to the Society’s Regulations would be made. Full details of the changes, which will take effect from 1 March 2020, can be found on the Society’s website.

  • Deaths: John Bruce Gilmour

    On 15 November 2019, John Bruce Gilmour MRPharmS, aged 87 years of Steyning, West Sussex. Mr Gilmour registered with the Society in 1956. 

  • Deaths: Ian Roderick Louis Stephens

    On 15 November 2019, Ian Roderick Louis Stephens, aged 86, of Hove, East Sussex. A former member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Mr Stephens left the Society in 2003.

  • Tribute: John Buckles

    By , Pauline Jones

    John studied for a BSc degree in pharmacy at the University of Manchester in the early 1950s. After graduation with a Division 1 degree, he registered as a pharmacist in 1955 and started carrying out research in pharmaceutical chemistry for an MSc degree at the same university. During this time, John also taught in the pharmacy department’s laboratories.

  • Deaths: John Buckles

    On 24 December 2019, John Buckles, aged 88 years, of Hutton, Preston. Mr Buckles registered with the Society in 1955 and was a former Fellow. 

  • Deaths: Laurie Evans

    On 17 November 2019, Laurie Evans, aged 93 years, of Southampton. A former member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Mr Evans registered with the Society in 1954. 

  • Deaths: John Davidson

    On 1 November 2019, John Davidson MRPharmS, aged 97 years, of York, North Yorkshire. Mr Davidson registered with the Society in 1943. 

  • Deaths: Diana Jones

    On 23 November 2019, Diana Jones MRPharmS, aged 80 years, of Bruton, Somerset. Mrs Jones registered with the Society in 1964.  

  • Deaths: Michael David Parker

    On 7 November 2019, Michael David Parker MRPharmS, aged 82 years, of Harrow, London. Mr Parker registered with the Society in 1959. 

  • Tribute: Patricia (Pat) Downes (née Anderson)

    By Chris Downes, Penny Downes

    Pat Downes had a long association with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, joining in the early 1950s and becoming a Fellow. She was a regular reader of The Pharmaceutical Journal until recent years, when Alzheimer’s disease and dementia sadly took her away from her family on 28 October 2019 — three months shy of her 90th birthday.

  • Deaths: Robert Samuel Boyd Rankin

    On 19 October 2019, Robert Samuel Boyd Rankin MRPharmS, aged 73 years, of Ballyjamesduff, County Cavan, Ireland. Mr Rankin registered with the Society in 1980. 

  • New Society Fellows

    In accordance with the powers vested in it, the panel of Fellows appointed under Section 4 of the Society’s Regulations has designated the following 15 members as Fellows of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society for Distinction in the Profession of Pharmacy: Zohreh (Zoe) Aslanpour Gregory John Barton Paul Anthony Carter Andrew James Down Alexander Wallace Gourlay Delyth James Helen Huong Thanh Kilminster Catriona ...

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