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Seven RPS Scotland members named Fellows

Seven Royal Pharmaceutical Society Scotland members have been awarded fellowships.

Sector charity seeks new trustees to reflect diversity

Sector charity Pharmacist Support has announced four vacancies for volunteer trustees in a bid to ensure it reflects the sector’s diversity.

RPS launches inclusion and wellbeing pledge

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has launched a new inclusion and wellbeing pledge to promote a supportive culture among UK pharmacy teams. 

First LGBT pharmacists’ network president elected

Scott Rutherford has been elected as the first president of the PDA’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pharmacists’ Network. 

PSNC postpones elections to allow RSG to complete its work

PSNC has postponed the elections for its 13 independent contractor regional representatives until early 2023.

London LPC chief stands down after 26 years

Hemant Patel has stepped down as secretary of North East London’s Local Pharmaceutical Committee after 26 years in post. 

Queen congratulates RPS on 180th anniversary

The Queen has written to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society to congratulate its members on the 180th anniversary of the organisation.

Former Scotland CPhO receives RPS award

Rose Marie Parr has been given a Royal Pharmaceutical Society Charter Award for her contribution to pharmacy in Scotland. 

Garry Myers resigns from PSNC

PSNC seeking a new regional representative for East Midlands and South Yorkshire following resignation of Garry Myers after 16 years in the post.

Chief pharmaceutical officer for Scotland is Awards keynote speaker

Interim chief pharmaceutical officer for Scotland Alison Strath will be the keynote speaker at the Independent Pharmacy Awards.

Data suggests 10% drop in RPS membership

This year’s elections saw 22,679 ballots issued to its membership compared with 25,117 ballots for the previous election in 2019.

RPS announces results of board elections

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has today (May 14) announced the results of its national board elections.

Pharmacist pleads guilty to fraudulent codeine script

A locum who confessed to writing a fraudulent prescription for “suspicious” quantities of codeine did so after being threatened, a court has heard. 

Fund to build classrooms set up in pharmacist's memory

The family of a pharmacist who died from Covid have set up a fund to build classrooms in impoverished areas of Pakistan.  

Covid vaccine will not 'invalidate' fast, says EPB member

EPB member professor Mahendra Patel has insisted the Covid vaccine is fine for people about to fast. 

RPS president: I will not seek re-election to EPB

RPS president Sandra Gidley has said she will not run for re-election to the English pharmacy board.

Duchess of Cornwall praises pharmacy teams in Sussex visit

The Duchess of Cornwall met with community pharmacy workers yesterday to learn about the role they have played during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Growing calls for diversity in national RPS elections

The deadline for nominations for the national pharmacy board elections closes in two days' time.

UK-wide exam deferred as PSNI says delays ‘unacceptable’

Plans to introduce a common registration exam across Great Britain and Northern Ireland have been pushed back to autumn “at the earliest”.

Exam: Scottish candidates won’t be forced to travel

The GPhC has said that registration exam candidates in Scotland “should be able” to sit the exam without crossing the border into England.

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