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Relax vaping restrictions, Government urged

The Government is “missing an opportunity” by not relaxing rules around e-cigarettes, the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has said, while the RPS maintains more evidence is needed

Ravi Sharma appointed RPS director for England

Mr Sharma said he looks forward to working with RPS members and other pharmacy organisations “to help ensure a successful and vibrant future for the profession”

Report calls for more GP practice pharmacists

An NHS England-funded report suggests pharmacists should be an integral part of general practice and calls for new training initiatives for this new career path

RPS speaks out on risks of no-deal Brexit

The RPS commented on the risks of any failure to secure a Brexit deal that ensured the "effective movement" of pharmaceutical products between the UK and the EU

Matt Hancock replaces Jeremy Hunt as health secretary

Amid dramatic cabinet resignations, long-standing health secretary Jeremy Hunt has been promoted to foreign secretary and replaced by West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock

RPS condemns the cuts – again

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society in England has reaffirmed its opposition to the community pharmacy funding cuts

RPS: pharmacy needs share of £20bn NHS boost

The RPS welcomed the promise of additional funding but said some of this money must be used to help pharmacy support "the best use of medicines"

NAO investigation and RPS report on mental health – some reflections

By Richard Thomas, editor, Pharmacy Magazine. This month saw the publication of two major reports, polar opposites in terms of scope and purpose, yet each with potentially significant implications for the sector. The National Audit Office investigation into last year’s unprecedented hike in generics prices runs to 28 pages and contains a wealth of detail and market analysis – but little in the way of meaningful explanation.

Welsh government moves care into the community

A new document says people “will only go to a general hospital when it is essential,” with community-based services to “create even better care locally” 

NAO investigates generic price hikes

Higher wholesaler margins and a fall in the value of sterling are among the factors cited as potentially contributing to the dramatic price hikes seen last year

RPS calls for bigger role for pharmacists in mental health

The RPS in England wants pharmacists to be integrated into services providing care for people with mental health problems

RPS England board member breaks rank to oppose ‘weak’ cuts stance

Board member Sultan ‘Sid’ Dajani has ‘broken rank’ to attack what he describes as the Society’s ‘weakness’ in addressing community pharmacy funding cuts

Carter review: pharmacy services underused in mental health

Lord Carter’s review of NHS productivity says pharmacy services are underused in community and mental health

EXCLUSIVE. PM Questions: Sandra Gidley

Sandra Gidley has an optimistic outlook for pharmacy despite mounting challenges for both the RPS and profession as a whole

RPS board election results

The successful candidates have been announced in this year's RPS English and Welsh Pharmacy Board elections

Ban on prescribing valproate to women of childbearing age

The RPS has come out in support of new restrictions on the prescribing of an epilepsy drug that can harm the health and development of unborn children

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

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