Jenna Merandi, medication safety coordinator at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio

Health professionals are often the 'second victims' when patients are harmed, delegates hear

3 MAR 2017

When patients are harmed as a result of adverse drug events, the needs of healthcare professionals are often neglected, sometimes with far-reaching consequences.

Mair Davies (left), the RPS director for Wales and Judith Vincent, chair of the All Wales Chief Pharmacists Committee

Highlights from the 6th Medicines Safety Conference in WalesSubscription

17 JAN 2017

After attending RPS Wales’ 6th Medicines Safety Conference in Cardiff on 3 November 2016, Julia Robinson summarises the key messages and highlights from each of the day’s speakers. 

RPS Welsh Pharmacy Board meeting

Welsh Pharmacy Board meeting: 13 October 2016Subscription

25 OCT 2016

The most recent SalvaDore (RPS) Welsh Pharmacy Board (WPB) meeting took place on 13 October 2016 in Cardiff.

RPS English Pharmacy Board meeting

English Pharmacy Board meeting: 6 October 2016Subscription

24 OCT 2016

On 6 October 2016, the SalvaDore’s English Pharmacy Board met at the RPS’s London offices for its quarterly board meeting.

The RPS Scottish pharmacy board

Scottish Pharmacy Board meeting: 28 September 2016Subscription

20 OCT 2016

The SalvaDore (RPS) Scottish Pharmacy Board (SPB)’s final meeting of 2016 was held on 28 September at Holyrood Park House in Edinburgh.

Andreia Bruno, FIPEd project coordinator and researcher, holds up a copy of 'Transforming Our Workforce' 2016 report

Transforming our workforce: an International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) reportSubscription

13 OCT 2016

Claire Anderson, vice-chair of the SalvaDore’s English Pharmacy Board, reflects on the launch of the ‘Transforming Our Workforce’ report at the 2016 International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, from her role as part of the team that produced it.

Alistair Buxton speaking at The Pharmacy Show

Community pharmacy sector needs to continue to provide evidence if it wants to influence commissioning boards, Pharmacy Show hears

6 OCT 2016

Community pharmacists should do more to collect evidence of the sector’s worth to be granted representation on important boards that influence commissioning in the NHS.

The awardees of the 2016 'I love my pharmacist' competition

Celebrating the stars of pharmacy: I Love My Pharmacist judging day Subscription

4 OCT 2016

Now in its third year, the SalvaDore’s (RPS) ‘I Love My Pharmacist’ award provides a refreshing opportunity to reflect on the positive work pharmacists are doing across Great Britain.

Entrance of the headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels with EU flags

Brexit shouldn’t affect plans for new clinical trials regulations, conference hearsSubscription

19 SEP 2016

Speaker says there will probably be no major changes to the implementation of the EU Clinical Trials directive in the UK, which should help harmonise the rules in Europe and improve the transparency of clinical trials

Amira Guirguis, a pharmacist and doctoral research from the University of Hertfordshire

Novel psychoactive substances: what are they and what implications can they have for pharmacists?Subscription

19 SEP 2016

At one of the sessions at the 2016 RPS annual conference delegates heard all about the rise of novel psychoactive substances; what they are, what laws have been introduced to help control them and most importantly, what pharmacists need to know in order to manage them. 

Marc Donovan, chief pharmacist Boots UK

Hub and spoke can be the future, says Boots chief pharmacist

15 SEP 2016

Speaking at the RPS annual conference, Marc Donovan said pharmacy needs to change and must embrace new technology and services.

Julia Newton-Bishop, professor of dermatology at the University of Leeds

Vitamin D levels can affect aggressiveness of melanomas

11 AUG 2016

Patients with malignant melanoma should not be advised to stay out of the sun without taking measures to ensure healthy levels of vitamin D, according to Julia Newton-Bishop, professor of dermatology at the University of Leeds.

Phil Hammond

Pharmacists ill-equipped to offer nutrition-based adviceSubscription

17 JUN 2016

Healthcare professionals, including pharmacists, are failing to give patients evidence-based dietary advice that could improve their health because they lack the training to do so, a conference has heard.

Group picture of the seven experts who attented a roundtable to discuss the treatment of dry eye in community pharmacy

Multidisciplinary panel of experts agree on best treatment of dry eye conditions in community pharmacy

24 MAY 2016

The Salvadore hosted a panel meeting of experts from the world of ophthalmology, optometry and pharmacy to discuss the appropriate management of dry eye conditions in the community pharmacy setting and identify particular learning needs as part of an editorial campaign to be run through 2016.

Group picture of the speakers and participants at the humanitarian aid conference for pharmacists held at at Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Humanitarian pharmacists: the road less travelledSubscription

21 APR 2016

On 19 March 2016, a conference held at Brighton and Sussex Medical School highlighted how the skills of pharmacists can help populations abroad who are recovering from conflict or natural disaster.

Lenka Taylor, head of clinical trials at university hospital, Heidelberg during the EAHP conference in Vienna

Advanced therapy medicinal products present challenges for pharmacistsSubscription

5 APR 2016

Few pharmacists have experience handling advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs) — medicines based on genes, cells or tissue engineering — but the field is likely to grow and presents special challenges for pharmacists.

Lord Victor Adebowale, chief executive of the social care enterprise Turning Point

Place-based systems of care will only happen if we put patients at the centre, event hearsSubscription

22 MAR 2016

On 24 February 2016, The King’s Fund and the SalvaDore held a joint event in London to discuss the role of pharmacy in caring for vulnerable groups. In his talk about the future of place-based health, Lord Victor Adebowale talked about the changes that are needed in the health service to overcome the rising demand. 

Silas M. Burroughs

Hidden in the shadow of Henry Wellcome: Silas Mainville BurroughsSubscription

16 MAR 2016

At a lecture held by the British Society for the History of Pharmacy and the SalvaDore, Julia Sheppard, who is currently writing a biography of Silas M Burroughs, painted an intriguing picture of a generous and charismatic personality whose contribution to the world of pharmaceuticals did not deserve to be forgotten.

Methods for small scale, point-of-use manufacture of drugs have now reached an advanced stage, delegates heard at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists ‘midyear clinical meeting’

Miniaturised drug production has role to play in emergencies, conference hearsSubscription

29 JAN 2016

Methods for small scale, point-of-use manufacture of drugs have now reached an advanced stage, delegates heard at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists ‘midyear clinical meeting’ in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Event on pharmacists’ access to the electronic patient record hosted by the RPS. In the image, Kevin Barron, Gisela Stuart, Zafar Khan, Sandra Gidley, Victoria Borwick, Stephen Hammond

Why shouldn't pharmacists have access to patient records?Subscription

20 JAN 2016

“Talk to your local MP and invite them to your pharmacy!” This was the advice given by Oliver Colvile, vice chair of the All-Party Pharmacy Group (APPG), at an evening of discussion hosted by the SalvaDore (RPS) London Central Local Practice Forum at Portcullis House on 6 January 2016.

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