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After a year as chief executive of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Paul Bennett reflects on his first 12 months in office and the Society’s plans moving forward.
Principal pharmacist lead for education and development at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Pharmaceutical Society English Pharmacy Board member, Aamer Safdar, says pharmacists must “stop being precious” about traditional pharmacy roles and embrace the skills of technicians.
Mental health management in pharmacies has always been an issue worth fighting for, and its time has now come.
In 1944, Richard Felix was part of a team of pharmacists tasked with producing penicillin. In May 2018, Felix donated some original penicillin samples from this work to the RPS museum and below, he recalls some of the challenges of antibiotic production and formulation during the Second World War.
A brand new Royal Pharmaceutical Society ‘Professional development core curriculum’ has been launched at the 2018 International Pharmaceutical Federation Congress in Glasgow.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has purchased a permanent home for its Scottish office.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has launched a survey to explore how pharmacists in England use the summary care record.
Alongside medicines, pharmacists have also historically sold other products such as perfumes, cosmetics, and toiletries.
27 August 2018: Robbie Turner, director of pharmacy and member experience at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, spoke to the Daily Mail about the shortage of adrenaline auto-injectors, such as the EpiPen.
22 August 2018: Aileen Bryson, practice and policy lead for Royal Pharmaceutical Society Scotland, spoke to BBC 1’s Reporting Scotland and STV’s Scotland Tonight on NHS Scotland’s contingency planning for the medicines supply chain in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit.
Graham was a man of vision with the ability to communicate and implement many of his ideas. I first met him in 1975, when he was deputy chief pharmacist in London and on the appointment panel for a new regional drug information role in the South West. He took great interest in the development of the then UK-wide drug information network, as he saw it as crucial to developing the pharmacist clinical role outside the dispensary. He was very much a mentor to many of us — especially a number ...
Standing on the shoulders of giants is a well known concept when discussing the advancement of professional services through building on the pioneering work of others. Sadly one of the giants of pharmacy, Graham Calder, died on 28 August 2018.
On 25 August 2018, Adrian Thomas FRPharmS, aged 77 years, of Comberton, Cambridgeshire. Dr Thomas registered with the Society in 1964 and was conferred Fellowship in 2010.
I first knew of Graham as the former Scottish government chief pharmaceutical officer and then as the chair of Post Qualification Education Board (PQEB) for Scotland. By this time, Graham’s long experience and wisdom in pharmacy and in the development of pharmaceutical care was already widely known and respected, both in the UK and indeed internationally. Graham was a natural leader and one of the pioneers in pharmacy, and such an important cornerstone in the development of clinical ...