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The Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s inclusion and diversity co-ordinator, Amandeep Doll, reveals what the RPS aims to do with its inclusion and diversity strategy over the next five years.
On 1 August 2020, the first cohort of provisionally registered pharmacists started to practise. Those who find themselves, involuntarily, pioneering this new system will need plenty of support as they navigate the months ahead. Helen Chang, head of professional development at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, explains how the Society can help provisionally registered members as they begin their careers in these most unusual of times.
The Commonwealth Pharmacists Association is a registered charity that advances health, promotes wellbeing and improves education for the benefit of people of the Commonwealth — a group of people accounting for around a third of the world’s population.
Tony Scully, a publishing director at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society with responsibility for The Pharmaceutical Journal and a portfolio of other editorial products, discusses the evolution of The Pharmaceutical Journal, future plans and how we are supporting pharmacists during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pharmacists should be allowed to alter prescriptions without going back to the prescriber when medicines shortages hit, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has said.
Before its detrimental effects on health were discovered, radium was hailed as a wonder drug in the early 20th century.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society, together with Health Education England and the Royal College of GPs, are offering free online continuing professional development workshops for community pharmacists across England.
Formal referrals from pharmacy to mental health specialists are needed following COVID-19 pandemic, says RPS
Formal mechanisms for pharmacists to directly refer people to specialist mental health care should be put in place following the COVID-19 pandemic.
On 24 May 2020, Chandrakant Maganlal Vyas MRPharmS, aged 75 years, of County Dublin, Ireland. Mr Vyas registered with the Society in 1974.
On 12 September 2020, James Roberts Crawford MRPharmS, aged 87 years, of Northwich, Cheshire. Mr Crawford registered with the Society in 1955.
We are deeply saddened to share the news that Ray Lyon, recently retired chief pharmacist of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, has passed away. Ray was a much-loved husband, father, grandfather, mentor, friend and colleague who will be missed enormously.
Harold was brought up on Canvey Island, Essex. He went to Southend High School for Boys and thence to the Square, from where he graduated with a BPharm. After National Service, he returned to Canvey and completed his practical training with N. Quenby Ltd, who then owned two pharmacies on the island. He remained with them and their successor companies until retirement, mostly managing the pharmacy at 171 Long Road. His former patients remember him as a kind man, who had time for everyone.