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Election fever and equality issues for the NPA

By Richard Thomas, editor, Pharmacy Magazine. It’s election time. The NPA has a new board – more on that later – and voting in the RPS English, Welsh and Scottish Pharmacy Board elections will open on April 30. Twitter is alive with election chat. Candidates’ views are scrutinised and challenged like never before, opinions exchanged, arguments fought out. It’s li  

Dispensing error protection comes into force

After a lengthy campaign, a legal measure protecting UK community pharmacists from criminal prosecution for inadvertent dispensing errors has come into force

RPS: a “scandal” not to make best use of pharmacists

The RPS’s Sandra Gidley has said it would be “nothing short of a scandal” if health services did not make best use of pharmacists' clinical skills

RPS consults on the role of the pharmacist

The RPS is consulting on the role of the pharmacist and is seeking views on a draft statement

Legislation finally passed on inadvertent dispensing errors

Pharmacy bodies have welcomed the legislation to introduce a new defence for inadvertent dispensing errors

RPS urges caution on changes to antibiotics advice

More research is needed before the recommendation that patients always complete a course of antibiotics can be revised, the RPS has said

Pharmacist CD prescriptions almost double

A CQC report has found that pharmacists prescribed almost twice as many controlled drugs (CDs) in 2016 as in the previous year

Ash Soni returns as RPS president

Community pharmacist Ash Soni has been elected as the president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society for a second time

RPS board elections: results are in

The results have been announced in this year’s national pharmacy board elections for the RPS

Judicial review judgement: the sector responds

Pharmacy organisations have queued up to express their disappointment at the verdict in the High Court over the pharmacy cuts

RPS appoints pharmacist as chief executive

Pharmacist Paul Bennett has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

RPS calls for pharmacists to prescribe for LTCs

Community pharmacists must be able to routinely prescribe medicines for people with long-term conditions, says RPS

Helen Gordon to leave RPS for Royal Society of Medicine

Helen Gordon is stepping down from her role as CEO of the RPS in February 2017 to join the Royal Society of Medicine

Dangers of self-diagnosis highlighted by RPS survey

Over half of UK adults self diagnose when feeling unwell, while more than three-quarters seek medical advice from the internet, reveals RPS survey.

RPS launches LTC campaign

The RPS has launched a new campaign to improve the care of people with long term conditions through the better use of pharmacists.

Don't rush through cuts, pharmacy warns

Pharmacy organisations have urged the Government not to go back on its promise to delay implementing the pharmacy cuts

"A pharmacy without a pharmacist is a shop"

RPS president Martin Astbury warns against any liberalisation of pharmacy's supervision requirements

Community pharmacy shares its 'Forward View'

Pharmacy Voice and PSNC have published their shared vision for the community pharmacy of the future

Astbury returns as RPS president

Martin Astbury has been elected president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

RPS tackles over-prescribing of psychotropic drugs

The RPS has pledged to tackle over-prescribing of psychotropic drugs to people with learning disabilities

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