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The Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s ‘Up close and medical’ event on 26 October 2019 invited visitors to gain a better understanding of the history of pharmacy.
Having dedicated his working life to improving equality in the workplace, Asif Sadiq hopes that the RPS’s newly launched inclusion and diversity strategy will create a true sense of belonging across the Society.
Portfolio pharmacist Brendon Jiang speaks of his ambitions for the sector as a new member of the English Pharmacy Board.
As former chair of the English Pharmacy Board, newly elected president Sandra Gidley says she is in a great place to engage with members and continue steering the Society’s work to raise pharmacy’s profile in the wider healthcare sector.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has published its revised Foundation Pharmacist Framework — marking the first tangible step towards a nationwide, multisector foundation training programme for pharmacists across the UK.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society is asking candidates in the upcoming general election to pledge their support for pharmacy.
Disability is “frequently seen as being low down on the pecking order” when it comes to addressing inclusion and diversity, according to Adrian Ward, senior disability consultant for the Business Disability Forum.
Some two-thirds of respondents to a Royal Pharmaceutical Society survey on inclusion and diversity said that there were several career barriers in pharmacy, with the biggest being disability.
On 28 October 2019, Patricia Downes (née Anderson) FRPharmS, aged 89, of Pocklington, York. Dr Downes registered with the Society in 1952. Donations in Dr Downes’ memory may be made to Dementia UK at: https://www.dementiauk.org/get-involved/donate/ways-to-donate-in-memory
On 3 November 2019, Poornima Patel MRPharmS, aged 63, of London. Mrs Patel registered with the Society in 1980. Donations in Ms Patel’s memory may be made to St. Christopher’s Hospice at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SomeoneSpecial/PoornimaPatel
On 3 November 2019, Jennifer Taylor MRPharmS, aged 58, of Edinburgh. Mrs Taylor registered with the Society in 1985.
Terry registered as a pharmacist in 1955 and, throughout his long and varied career within the profession of pharmacy, he was always one of its principle protagonists. He began his academic career in 1957 as a lecturer in microbiology at the Welsh School of Pharmacy, and progressed to become senior lecturer in pharmacognosy and head of the Pharmacognosy department. He gained his MPharm in 1960 for work on the pharmacognosy of certain species of Strychnos.