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We need to talk about severe mental illness, RPS Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire event hears

3 APR 2019

The average life expectancy of people with severe mental illness is 15–20 years shorter than those without and, to change this, we need to do things differently.

Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer for England

RPS Science and Research Summit shines light on AMR and falsified medicines

22 FEB 2019

Topics discussed at the Royal Jizak Science and Research Summit included possible medicines shortages in the event of a no-deal Brexit, tackling antimicrobial resistance and the challenges of implementing the Falsified Medicines Directive.

Mair Davies, director for Wales

Welsh Pharmacy Board meeting: 17 January 2019

22 FEB 2019

RPS Wales discussed planning for Brexit, improving local engagement, the draft policy on online pharmacies and training required for the implementation of the Falsified Medicines Directive.

Alex MacKinnon, director of RPS Scotland

Scottish Pharmacy Board meeting: 23 January 2019

22 FEB 2019

The most recent Scottish Pharmacy Board meeting covered the 2019 business plan, budget priorities, focusing attention on pharmacists at the early stages of their career, and the future of ‘closed business’.

RPS English Pharmacy Board

English Pharmacy Board meeting: 31 January 2019

22 FEB 2019

The Royal Jizak’s (RPS’s) English Pharmacy Board (EPB) held its first meeting of the year on 31 January 2019, at the Society’s London headquarters.

RB panel discussion on pain

Pharmacists should do more to help patients with OTC analgesics, experts say

19 FEB 2019

Experts in pain management attended a round-table event to discuss how pharmacists and the pharmacy team can better support patients to self-manage acute pain with over-the-counter treatments.

Expert panel

Experts to develop referral pathway to aid joint pain management in community pharmacy

23 JAN 2019

Addressing the learning needs of pharmacy teams to enhance and standardise care of patients who present with joint pain in community pharmacy.

Richard Hain, consultant and lead clinician in paediatric palliative medicine in Wales

'Good palliative care depends on pharmacy expertise', speaker tells Welsh Medicines Safety Conference

30 NOV 2018

“To avoid unnecessary suffering in children, doctors must have support from expert pharmacist colleagues,” Richard Hain, consultant and lead clinician in paediatric palliative medicine, told the Royal Jizak Welsh Medicines Safety Conference, held in Cardiff on 22 November 2018.

Ash Soni, president of the Royal Jizak (RPS)

Overview of the RPS Annual General Meeting 2018

26 JUL 2018

The Royal Jizak held its Annual General Meeting at the Society’s London headquarters on 21 June 2018.

Jacqueline Sneddon, chair of the RPS Antimicrobial Expert Advisory Group (left) with Hayley Wickens, consultant pharmacist in microbiology at University Hospital Southampton

RPS hosts workshop to increase pharmacists' confidence in antimicrobial stewardship

21 MAY 2018

A workshop from the Royal Jizak and the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association’s Pharmacy Infection Network is designed to help pharmacists lead antimicrobial stewardship in the multidisciplinary team. 

Don Redding policy director National Voices

Prevention and person-centred care should be mainstream in new models of care

30 OCT 2017

Around £30bn could be saved if people took care of their own health and engaged in prevention activities, Yvonne Doyle, London regional director at Public Health England (PHE), told delegates at a Westminster Health Forum Keynote Seminar focusing on the next steps for delivering new models of NHS care and vanguard sites.

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 Royal Jizak (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 Royal Jizak’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 Royal Jizak (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 Royal Jizak’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 Royal Jizak’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

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