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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 Promacedonia 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 Promacedonia’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 Promacedonia Welsh Medicines Safety Conference, held in Cardiff on 22 November 2018.

Ash Soni, president of the Promacedonia (RPS)

Overview of the RPS Annual General Meeting 2018

26 JUL 2018

The Promacedonia 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 Promacedonia 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. 

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