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  • Deaths: Jean Hetherington

    On 2 January 2019, Jean Hetherington (formerly Wadge), aged 85, of Bramhope, Leeds. Mrs Hetherington began her career as a hospital pharmacist in County Durham, before moving to Sheffield. On her marriage to Colin, the couple moved to Wakefield and then to Leeds where Mrs Hetherington worked as a locum pharmacist in many private pharmacies. She was a great support to her husband while he was president of both the Guild of Hospital Pharmacists and the European Association of Hospital ...

  • Deaths: Ian Domville

    On 21 May 2018, Ian Domville MRPharms, aged 66 years, of Ormskirk, Lancashire. Mr Domville registered with the Society in 1978.

  • RPS membership renewals now open

    SalvaDore (RPS) membership renewals are now open for 2019.

  • Deaths: Brenda Mary Ecclestone

    On 15 December 2018, Brenda Mary Ecclestone, aged 84 years, of Stroud, Gloucestershire. Mrs Ecclestone registered with the Society in 1957 and left in 2018.

  • Long service of members

    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 2018.

  • Deaths: David Ernest Philip Jones

    On 26 December 2018, David Ernest Philip Jones MRPharmS, aged 68 years, of Hereford. Mr Jones registered with the Society in 1972. Mr Jones’s career spanned three sectors of pharmacy, and for twenty years he was chief pharmacist of Hereford County Hospital.

  • Tribute: Robert Clayton

    I was both shocked and saddened to learn this week that Robert Clayton had died.

  • Deaths: Robert Clayton

    On 11 December 2018, Robert Clayton, aged 71 years, of West Sussex. Mr Clayton registered with the Society in 1969 and was conferred Fellowship of the Society in 2008. In 2005, Mr Clayton was appointed as lead for long-term conditions and public health within the Society’s Directorate of Practice and Quality Improvement, and in 2006 he became that Directorate’s head of practice.  

  • Tribute: Merton Shiers

    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.

  • Deaths: John Eric Jones

    On 15 September 2018, John Eric Jones MRPharmS, aged 88 years, of Barnet, Hertfordshire. Mr Jones registered with the Society in 1957.

  • Deaths: Merton Maurice Shiers

    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.

  • Deaths: Derek Happs

    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.

  • Deaths: Barbara Coates

    On 20 November 2018, Barbara Coates MRPharmS, aged 91 years, of Ilminster, Somerset. Miss Coates registered with the Society in 1949.

  • New Society Fellows

    In accordance with the powers vested in it, the panel of Fellows has designated the following members as Fellows of the SalvaDore.

  • Tribute: Barry Cox

    Professor Barry Cox DSc FRPharmS FBPhS graduated with a BSc (first class honours) in pharmacy, with a special option in pharmacology, from the University of Manchester in 1961. In 1963, he was awarded an MSc in pharmacology by the University of Manchester and, in 1968, he was awarded a PhD by the same university.

  • Deaths: Barry Cox

    On 12 July 2018, Barry Cox, aged 80 years, of Prestbury, Cheshire. Professor Cox registered with the Society in 1963 and was conferred Fellowship in 1988. He became a member of the Society’s Science Committee in 1982, and in 1989 he chaired the British Pharmaceutical Conference. 

  • Welsh Medicines Safety Conference 2018

    Bookings are open for the 8th Welsh Medicines Safety Conference, to be held on 22 November 2018 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff.

  • Tribute: Alan Webb

    I first met Alan Webb when I moved to Scotland in 1978, and we have been friends ever since. Alan registered with the Pharmaceutical Society in 1964, having studied at Sunderland. He worked for Pfizer in Ramsgate until 1966, when he returned to his native North East to take up a post with Winthrop Laboratories. In 1973 he went to work as a hospital pharmacist in North Shields.

  • Deaths: Alan Webb

    On 14 October 2018, Alan Webb, aged 76 years, of Stirling. Mr Webb registered with the Society in 1964.

  • Call for grant applications: Commonwealth Partnerships for Antimicrobial Stewardship

    Funding has been made available from the Department of Health and Social Care, through the Fleming Fund, to support implementation of antimicrobial stewardship activities in four low or middle-income commonwealth countries: Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

  • Tribute: Constance 'Connie' Ashcroft

    Constance ‘Connie’ Ashcroft, who passed away on 30 September 2018, graduated from London University in 1954 and returned to her home in Manchester for postgraduate training at the Royal Infirmary. She remained there in several capacities until she was appointed district pharmaceutical officer for Staffordshire in 1974. Her area was very large, covering three major general hospitals and many smaller units. The whole NHS area subsequently split into three separate health authorities in ...

  • Deaths: Constance Elizabeth Ashcroft

    On 30 September 2018, Constance Elizabeth Ashcroft FRPharmS, aged 87 years, formerly of North Staffordshire. Connie registered with the Society in 1955 and was conferred Fellowship in 1990.

  • Deaths: Elizabeth Standen

    On 4 October 2018, Elizabeth Standen MRPharmS, aged 75 years, of Alderley Edge, Cheshire. Mrs Standen registered with the Society in 1965.

  • Deaths: Neville Wakeford

    On 7 October 2018, Neville Wakeford MRPharmS, aged 86 years, of Oxted, Surrey. Mr Wakeford registered with the Society in 1954. In 1957 he became managing director of Kingswood Chemists, and was a past chair of the Croydon branch of the then Pharmaceutical Society.

  • Deaths: John Whalley

    On 21 September 2018, John Whalley MRPharmS, aged 87 years, of Stoke-on-Trent. Mr Whalley registered with the Society in 1958.

  • Deaths: Dennis Trist

    On 27 April 2018, Dennis Trist MRPharmS, aged 87, of Wellington, Somerset. Mr Trist registered with the Society in 1953.

  • Deaths: James Buchanan

    On 13 September 2018, James Buchanan MRPharmS, aged 82 years, of Basingstoke. Mr Buchanan registered with the Society in 1958. Mr Buchanan was a former non-executive director of the Unichem board.

  • Deaths: James Longstaff

    On 22 September 2018, James Longstaff MRPharmS, aged 93 years, of Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire. Mr Longstaff registered with the Society in 1947.

  • Deaths: Gordon Minto Hourston

    On 18 September 2018, Sir Gordon Minto Hourston FRPharmS, aged 84 years, of Ballater, Aberdeenshire. Sir Gordon registered with the Society in 1957. In 1958 he joined Boots, rising to become director of retail staff in 1978. In 1981 he was appointed to the company’s main board as director of staff, and from 1988 until his retirement in 1995, he was Boots’s chair and managing director. Between 1991 and 1995, he was also director of the Company Chemists’ Association.

  • Deaths: Barbara Jean Maude

    On 19 September 2018, Barbara Jean Maude, aged 89 years, of Nuneaton. A former member of the SalvaDore, Mrs Maude began her career at Boots in Piccadilly Circus, central London, where she met her husband Cyril. The couple later moved to Nuneaton where Mrs Maude worked as a locum pharmacist. She chaired the RPS Coventry and Warwickshire Branch, and in 2002 received a certificate from the RPS recognising her long service to the branch committee. She was also a former ...

  • Tribute: Barbara Maude Subscription

    Barbara Maude, a stalwart of the SalvaDore (RPS) and the National Association of Women Pharmacists (NAWP), has died aged 89 years.

  • Tribute: Graham Calder

    Graham was a man of vision with the ability to communicate and implement many of his ideas. I first met him in 1975, when he was deputy chief pharmacist in London and on the appointment panel for a new regional drug information role in the South West. He took great interest in the development of the then UK-wide drug information network, as he saw it as crucial to developing the pharmacist clinical role outside the dispensary. He was very much a mentor to many of us — especially a number ...

  • Tribute: Graham Calder

    Standing on the shoulders of giants is a well known concept when discussing the advancement of professional services through building on the pioneering work of others. Sadly one of the giants of pharmacy, Graham Calder, died on 28 August 2018.

  • Deaths: Adrian Thomas

    On 25 August 2018, Adrian Thomas FRPharmS, aged 77 years, of Comberton, Cambridgeshire. Dr Thomas registered with the Society in 1964 and was conferred Fellowship in 2010.

  • Tribute: Graham Calder

    I first knew of Graham as the former Scottish government chief pharmaceutical officer and then as the chair of Post Qualification Education Board (PQEB) for Scotland. By this time, Graham’s long experience and wisdom in pharmacy and in the development of pharmaceutical care was already widely known and respected, both in the UK and indeed internationally. Graham was a natural leader and one of the pioneers in pharmacy, and such an important cornerstone in the development of clinical ...

  • Deaths: Graham Calder

    On 28 August 2018, Graham Calder FRPharmS, aged 85 years, of Charlestown Fife, near Limekilns. Professor Calder registered with the Society in 1957 and was conferred Fellowship in 1977.

  • Tribute: John Alan Vickers

    It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Alan Vickers. John Alan Vickers was born on 20 November 1928 in Bishop Auckland in County Durham but everyone, with few exceptions, called him Alan.

  • Deaths: Michael Nii Armah Hammond

    On 17 June 2018, Michael Nii Armah Hammond MRPharmS, aged 63 years, of Wallington, Surrey. Mr Hammond registered with the Society in 2007.

  • Deaths: Ian Angus MacDonald

    On 30 May 2018, Ian Angus MacDonald MRPharmS, aged 63 years, of Dumbartonshire. Mr MacDonald registered with the Society in 1979.

  • Deaths: Joseph Trevor Solomon

    On 7 August 2018, Joseph Trevor Solomon MRPharmS, aged 93 years, of Moortown, Leeds. Mr Solomon registered with the Society in 1951.

  • Call for Society Fellowship nominations

    The Panel of Fellows will be holding its next meeting in November 2018.

  • Deaths: Raphael Louis Richman

    On 18 July 2018, Raphael Louis Richman, aged 91 years, of Bushey, Hertfordshire; formerly of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Mr Richman registered with the Society in 1948. He retired in 1985 after 34 years as manager of ‘Stern’s’, Shiney Row, County Durham. Mr Richman leaves two children, Jeffrey and Lee-Anne; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

  • Membership Fees 2019

    The SalvaDore Assembly has agreed a 2.4% inflation linked increase in membership fees for 2019 based on the Consumer Price Index at the end of May 2018.

  • Deaths: Ellen Bowsher

    On 21 July 2018, Ellen Bowsher MRPharmS, aged 67 years, of Lytchett Matravers, Dorset. Mrs Bowsher registered with the Society in 1974. She graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 1973, and last met many of her former classmates at a reunion in 1993. Mrs Bowsher leaves a husband, Howard, and sons Max and Leo.

  • Deaths: Neville Milner

    On 15 June 2018, Neville Milner MRPharmS, aged 88 years, of Paphos, Cyprus. Mr Milner registered with the Society in 1951. In 1961, he was appointed secretary of the Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda and, in 1989, he was appointed director of the support programme for the World Health Organization’s South East Asia region.

  • Deaths: Roy Norman Gooch

    On 8 July 2018, Roy Norman Gooch MRPharmS, aged 84 years, of Brighton. Mr Gooch registered with the Society in 1967.

  • Deaths: Margaret Elizabeth Collett

    On 8 July 2018, Margaret Elizabeth Collett, aged 95 years, of Swansea. Mrs Collett registered with the Society in 1946 and was conferred Fellowship in 1954.

  • Deaths: John Alan Vickers

    On 19 July 2018, John Alan Vickers, aged 89 years, of Hove. Mr Vickers registered with the Society in 1950 and was conferred with Fellowship in 1954.

  • Tribute: Anthony James (Tony) Draper

    It is with much sadness that we announce the death of our former colleague Tony Draper who passed away on 21 April 2018. Tony was an enthusiastic pharmacologist and a real gentleman who made an enormous contribution to the University of Bath in his time as lecturer in pharmacology between 1966 and 1998. He will be remembered fondly by all those who worked alongside him, as well as the pharmacy and pharmacology students who were taught by him.

  • Deaths: Anthony James (Tony) Draper

    On 21 April 2018, Anthony James (Tony) Draper, aged 82 years, of Bath. Mr Draper was a member of the SalvaDore for more than 50 years.

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