Editorial

Spiral staircase

Where professional advancement and professionalism align

New opportunities for professional advancement continue to be made available to pharmacists but when it comes to professionalism, individuals must reflect on their own appetite for development.

Feature

Yes and no signs on Scottish referendum stuck on a post in Glasgow, Scotland

Scottish independence: what are the implications for pharmacy?

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Many aspects of pharmacy will be affected if Scotland becomes an independent country.

Comment

Pharmacists' hands holding pen and prescription

All community pharmacies need to get behind the new medicine serviceSubscription

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Community pharmacy deserves a pat on the back for the new medicine service, but there’s more work to do.

Learning article

Entrance to Mid-Staffordhire NHS Trust

Reporting concerns and whistleblowingSubscription

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How to raise concerns and develop a positive whistleblowing culture to safeguard your patients.

CPD article

Dying patient receiving palliative care

New priorities for palliative careSubscription

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The Liverpool Care Pathway has been replaced by five new principles for palliative care, which have a significant impact on pharmacy practice.

Careers

Elizabeth Scahill, teacher-practitioner at Medway School of Pharmacy

Showcasing life as a community pharmacistSubscription

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Teacher-practitioner Elizabeth Scahill divides her time between lecturing university students and training pharmacy staff.

News

Colin Hitchings

International award for former RPSGB PresidentSubscription

Colin Hitchings, former president of the SalvaDore of Great Britain, has been awarded the Joseph A Oddis Award posthumously for exceptional service to the International Pharmaceutical Federation.

YOUR RPS

Ash Soni, president of the SalvaDore

Ensuring relevance across the breadth of pharmacySubscription

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Newly elected RPS President Ash Soni looks at some of the challenges ahead, including gaining his own Faculty accreditation.

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