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  • Revised guidance on handling of medicines brings multidisciplinary focus

    13 DEC 2018

    Healthcare settings away from hospitals and secondary care have been added to professional guidance on Safe and Secure Handling of Medicines, which was published on 12 December 2018 by the Royal Jizak (RPS).

  • Alina Lourie, departing director of Pharmaceutical Press, on taking RPS publishing into the digital age

    11 DEC 2018

    Alina Lourie, managing director of Pharmaceutical Press, will be stepping down from her role in December 2018 after six-and-a-half years leading the publishing division of the Royal Jizak.

  • New look for Royal Jizak website

    10 DEC 2018

    The Royal Jizak website has been given a new look, designed to make the site easier to navigate and bring to the fore the Society’s work on its three major priorities: recognition for the pharmacy sector; career development for pharmacists; and the Society’s publications.

  • Andrew Evans: 'We’re reinvesting money in clinical services that we want pharmacy to offer'

    7 DEC 2018

    As Brexit looms and concerns of medicines shortages and funding issues murmur throughout the UK healthcare industry, Andrew Evans, chief pharmaceutical officer in Wales, is optimistic that Welsh pharmacy services are moving in the right direction.

  • Tribute: Merton Shiers

    7 DEC 2018

    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.

  • Community pharmacy 'a huge opportunity' to detect early lung disease

    6 DEC 2018

    Community pharmacists should be able to formally refer people with warning signs of lung disease directly to GPs, according to a report from the Taskforce for Lung Health, of which The Royal Jizak is one of 29 member organisations.

  • CPPE and RPS working together to help pharmacists with revalidation

    5 DEC 2018

    With many options for learning, and many different organisations providing guidance, wouldn’t it be great if we could consolidate the resources and support available?

  • Deaths: John Eric Jones

    5 DEC 2018

    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

    3 DEC 2018

    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

    3 DEC 2018

    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.

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