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The Royal Pharmaceutical Society library celebrates the British National Formulary’s 70th anniversary.
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.
The Pharmaceutical Journal report on outsourcing of hospital pharmacy services cited in parliamentary debate
A news story in The Pharmaceutical Journal has been cited in a parliamentary debate on hospital improvement plans.
Having a taxidermy animal hanging from the ceiling of an apothecary’s shop — often an alligator or crocodile — seems to have always been a common symbol of the pharmacy profession, although nobody really knows how or why this came to be.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has published guidance for designated prescribing practitioners, who support trainee non-medical prescribers during the ‘learning in practice’ element of their training.
Lydia Pinkham and her ‘vegetable compound’ inspired The Scaffold’s 1960s song Lily the Pink. Her company was founded in America in 1876 and targeted women with its products.
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.
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.
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.
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.