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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

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

Care home pharmacist recruitment drive is “bang on target” says RPS

A £20 million NHS England drive to recruit pharmacists and pharmacy technicians into care homes has been praised by the RPS

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

Update: Legislation passed on inadvertent dispensing errors

The RPS has joined other pharmacy bodies in welcoming the news that legislation to introduce a new defence around inadvertent dispensing errors has finally been approved by Parliament.

Rebalancing Board update

The RPS has called for wider consultation on supervision, following the latest meeting of the Rebalancing Board.

Get on to get on

Relationships – new, old, good and bad – was a recurring theme at this year’s Pharmacy Show, the largest annual gathering of pharmacy professionals in the UK.

APTUK and RPS map out joint future

APTUK and the RPS have announced plans to develop a common five-year strategy document – the latest in a series of collaborations between the two professional bodies.

RPS promotes “wash your hands” message

Some 84 per cent of British adults don’t wash their hands for long enough, reveals new survey from the RPS.

Price wars

The price of EHC hit the national headlines recently, opening up a heated debate

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

Supervision dispute steps up

An open letter from pharmacists denouncing potential DH plans allowing pharmacy technicians to supervise medicines supply has been delivered to the RPS.

Good news for rbforhealth

RB UK has been named as a Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) accredited training provider for the next five years.

RPS appoints pharmacist as chief executive

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

New error reporting standards

The RPS, APTUK and PFNI have developed new professional standards on error reporting in pharmacy.

RPS: pharmacy has crucial role to play in long term conditions

Pharmacists' expertise in long term conditions needs to be further utilised to reduce strain on the NHS, says new RPS report.

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.

What's wrong with homeopathy?

The presence of homeopathic remedies in pharmacy, both in the dispensary and on sale, has been the focus of a debate that has been raging for decades.

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