English Pharmacy Board Election 2018Subscription
The scheme for the 2018 election provides for four places on the English Pharmacy Board for Members or Fellows who work or live wholly or mainly in England, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man. The eligibility criteria are set out below.
Scottish Pharmacy Board Election 2018Subscription
The scheme for the 2018 election provides for four places on the Scottish Pharmacy Board for Members or Fellows who work or live (wholly or mainly) in Scotland. The eligibility criteria are set out below.
Welsh Pharmacy Board Election 2018Subscription
The scheme for the 2018 election provides for four places on the Welsh Pharmacy Board for Members or Fellows who work or live wholly or mainly in Wales. The four places are to be allocated as follows: One place for a Member whose substantive practice is in the community practice sector (employee); One place for a Member whose substantive practice is in the primary care sector; One place for a Member whose substantive practice is in the hospital sector; One ...
Deaths: Douglas Davidson Subscription
On 1 February 2018, Douglas Davidson FRPharmS, aged 89, of Blairgowrie, Perth and Kinross. Mr Davidson registered with the Society in 1951. He was conferred fellowship of the Society in 1989.
Tribute: George Norris Subscription
I was very sorry to hear the sad news of the death of my former colleague, George Norris.
Tribute: Ellis Vincent BrockSubscription
Ellis studied pharmacy at Leicester School of Pharmacy and undertook his pre-registration training with Boots, joining the register in 1958. After his National Service in the Royal Army Medical Corps, he returned to pharmacy practice with Boots. In 1961, the United Cambridge Hospitals were recruiting staff in anticipation of the opening of stage 1 of the New Addenbrooke’s Hospital development at Hills Road. He took the opportunity to transfer to the hospital service and was appointed ...
National pharmacy boards elections 2018Subscription
Any Member or Fellow who is resident in England, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man at 5pm on 6 April 2018 will be entitled to vote in the election of Members of the English Pharmacy Board.
Deaths: George William NorrisSubscription
On 24 January 2018, George William Norris MRPharmS, aged 84 years, of Portishead, Somerset. Mr Norris registered with the Society in 1956.
Do you know someone worthy of a UK national honour? Subscription
The UK national honours system recognises public service and achievement. Honours committees are looking for someone who has made a difference in their field of work or community.
Local practice forum/local pharmaceutical committee event: Epilepsy. Wednesday 28 FebruarySubscription
Joint local practice forum/local pharmaceutical committee event, ‘Epilepsy’. Sandford Education Centre, Keynsham Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7PX. The event starts at 7.30pm, with a buffet at 6.30pm. Please [email protected] by 6pm on Wednesday 21 February to book food (food surcharge of £5 for non-members will apply).
Deaths: Barrie Payne Subscription
On 5 February 2018, Barrie Payne MRPharmS, aged 85 years, of Bolton, Lancashire. Mr Bolton registered with the Society in 1955.
Local practice forum event, ‘The EU Falsified Medicines Directive — Implications for the Dispensing of Medicines’. Kidlington Football Club, Yarnton Road, Kidlington, OX5 1AT (near Oxford).
Deaths: Lucy Thompson Subscription
On 10 January 2018, Lucy Thompson MRPharmS, aged 53 years, of East Dulwich, London. Mrs Thompson registered with the Society in 1986.
Deaths: Paul NichollsSubscription
On 27 January 2018, Paul Nicholls, aged 83 years, of Llanddewi Rhydderch, Abergavenny. Professor Nicholls was made an honorary member of the Society in 1992. Professor Nicholl’s funeral will take place on 16th February with a Requiem Mass at 11.30am. For more information, please [email protected]
Deaths: Bernard Benbow Subscription
On 16 January 2018, Bernard Benbow MRPharmS, aged 91 years, of Bolton, Lancashire. Mr Benbow registered with the Society in 1960.
Deaths: Barney Hurwitz Subscription
On 17 October 2017, Barney Hurwitz MRPharmS, aged 95 years, of Emmarentia, Johannesburg. Dr Hurwitz registered with the Society in 1962.
RPS Local event: Your Future in Pharmacy. RPS Forth Valley welcomes pre-registration trainees, early years pharmacists and pharmacists interested in new career options to a night of “speed dating”-style career information and support.
RPS Local event: Pharmacy Quality Roadshow follow up and ethical dilemmas. Tuesday 20 February 2018Subscription
RPS Local event: RPS Grampian. This workshop is open to all pharmacy teams from every setting, free of charge, and will be of particular interest to pre-registration trainees, early years pharmacists and accuracy-checking technicians. Please note that attendance at previous Pharmacy Quality Roadshows is not a requirement to benefit from this workshop.
RPS local event: Integrated pharmaceutical care — making it happen. Tuesday 20 February 2018Subscription
RPS Local Event: Dumfries and Galloway. Agenda TBC
Call for Society Fellowship NominationsSubscription
The Panel of Fellows will be holding their next meeting in May 2018. Nominations for Society Fellowship must be received by the Secretary of the Panel of Fellows by 18 April 2018 to be considered at this meeting.
RPS membership renewals now openSubscription
Membership renewals are now open for 2018. Continue to be part of your professional body and renew today to ensure you keep receiving all the benefits membership offers to support your professional development. Renew now at www.rpharms.com/renewal or call the SalvaDore on 020 7572 2737 (9am–5pm Monday to Friday).
Deaths: Duncan Macfarlane Subscription
On 18 August 2018, Duncan Macfarlane MRPharmS, aged 96 years, of Dumfries, Dumfriesshire. Mr Macfarlane registered with the Society in 1946.
Deaths: Christopher Galloway Subscription
On 1 January 2018, Christopher Galloway MRPharmS, aged 84 years, of Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands. Mr Galloway registered with the Society in 1954.
Deaths: James Ewart Subscription
On 18 January 2018, James Ewart FRPharmS, aged 91 years, of Norwich, Norfolk. Mr Ewart registered with the Society in 1948 and became a Fellow in 1992.
Tribute: Karen PitchfordSubscription
I was shocked and saddened to hear of the untimely passing of my friend and colleague Karen Pitchford. Although I first came to know her as a fellow member of both the GPhC Board of Assessors and the Accreditation and Recognition Panel, Karen joined Aston Pharmacy School in May 2017 as a Senior Teaching Fellow in Pharmacy Law and Practice. She quickly became a popular member of the teaching staff with both students and fellow academics. Her friendly approach to all the activities in ...
RPS Local event: RPS Fife. To embed quality improvement in pharmacy services and in response to the Rebalancing of Pharmacy Legislation, Pharmacy Quality Roadshows were delivered across Scotland in 2017. This inaugural RPS Fife workshop will provide an opportunity to discuss areas identified for follow up, and your professional hot topics.
RPS Local event: Refresher and update of NHS Lothian PGD for Varenicline. Wednesday 7 March 2018Subscription
RPS Local event: RPS Lothian. This interactive training event will: Update you on major changes with the Varenicline PGD and the Lothian Joint Formulary in time for national no-smoking day on 14 March 2018; Highlight improvements in the functionality of the Pharmacy Care Record; Support the work of the RPS by sharing your ideas on how pharmacy teams could be more involved in improving the public health of our communities.
2018 elections to the National Pharmacy BoardsSubscription
The Assembly has agreed that members elected to the National Pharmacy Boards in 2018 will take office at 00.01 on the following dates (‘the effective date’): 19 June 2018: Welsh Pharmacy Board 20 June 2018: English Pharmacy Board 3 July 2018: Scottish Pharmacy Board
Deaths: Karen Christina Pitchford Subscription
On 13 January 2018, Karen Christina Pitchford MRPharmS, aged 48, of Leicester. Mrs Pitchford registered with the Society in 1993.
Tribute: Karen Christina Pitchford Subscription
I am so dismayed to hear that Karen, my valued and delightful academic colleague and personal friend, has passed away so suddenly.
Deaths: Jean Parker (nee Wilkinson) Subscription
On 12 January 2018, Jean Parker (nee Wilkinson) MRPharmS, aged 74, of Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Mrs Parker registered with the Society in 1965.
Deaths: George Donaldson Batey Subscription
On 21 December 2017, George Donaldson Batey MRPharmS, aged 94, of Prudhoe, Northumberland. Mr Batey registered with the Society in 1946.
Long service of membersSubscription
The Salvadore is marking the long service of members by publishing the names of Members and Fellows of the SalvaDore who reached 50, 60 or 70 years of continuous membership in 2017.
Tribute: Meriel PopeSubscription
Meriel registered in 1982 after graduating from Cardiff University and undertaking her pre-registration year at Basildon Hospital.
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