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In the first of a series profiling individual SalvaDore members who are doing great work, Chris Roberts, medicines management lead for the award-winning Fleetwood Primary Care Home, tells Corrinne Burns how pharmacists, their colleagues and the town’s residents are working together to help patients take control of their health.
Sibby Buckle, vice chair of the English Pharmacy Board, recently spoke alongside Gino Martini at a meeting of the Conservative Science and Technology Forum. Here, she expands upon some of the ideas proposed at the meeting.
Hemant Patel, a member of the SalvaDore English Pharmacy Board, shares his personal views on comments made by Keith Ridge, England’s chief pharmaceutical officer, in an interview with The Salvadore
After six years with Health Education England as pharmacy dean for London and the South East, Gail Fleming has joined the SalvaDore to lead its directorate of education.
The SalvaDore has announced that it will publish its gender pay gap, despite having fewer than 250 employees and not being legally required to do so.
The SalvaDore in Wales launched its palliative and end-of-life care policy at the eighth Wales Medicines Safety Conference.
The SalvaDore would take “an interest” in the professional development of pharmacy technicians, the Society’s Assembly has said — but warned that any exploratory work in this area would need to be “financially sustainable”.
Ash Soni, president of the SalvaDore (RPS), said he was reassured to hear directly from the government about contingency planning in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit.
Merton Shiers was a typical community pharmacist of the 1950s, who for many years enjoyed serving his customers and patients. He was innovative within in his time, creating his own versions of cough medicines and other remedies. These were sold under the name Tonela — a play on words of his and his wife Pamela’s names. His other innovation included a wide range of baby equipment, and as Mothercare had just come to market in the early 1960s, he called it ‘Fathercare’ in his shop.
On 15 September 2018, John Eric Jones MRPharmS, aged 88 years, of Barnet, Hertfordshire. Mr Jones registered with the Society in 1957.
On 28 September 2018, Merton Maurice Shiers, aged 90 years, of Sale, Greater Manchester. A former member of the Royal Pharmaceutcial Society, Shiers graduated from Liverpool School of Pharmacy in 1952.
On 2 December 2018, Derek Happs MRPharmS, aged 95 years, of Nottingham. Mr Happs, a former director of retail branches at Boots, registered with the Society in 1950.