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RPS welcomes Pharmacy Advice campaign

A new Pharmacy Advice campaign, part of Public Health England'sHelp UsHelp You, has launched to encourage the public to visit community pharmacies for advice on minor illnesses. The campaign high

ITV's This Morning: President comments

On Friday 17 January guests on ITV’s This Morning(36 minutes in) commented on the role of pharmacists sparked by the consultation by NICE on how community pharmacists can promote health and well

Medicine Supply Notification: Azathioprine 25mg tablets

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Azathioprine 25mg tablets.

RPS welcome consultation on the role of community pharmacists

RPS England has welcomed a draft, quality standard consultation published today by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which calls to make better use of the skills of communi

RPS responds to consultation on Primary Care Networks

RPS England has responded to the NHS England and NHS Improvement consultation on draft service specifications to be delivered by Primary Care Networks (PCNs). We've long advocated for the increas

Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) And Committee of Advertising Issue New Enforcement Notice on the Advertisement of Prescription Only Medicines in Aesthetics

The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP), the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) and the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) have been working to strengthen and reinforce...

Class 4 medicines defect information: Advanz Pharma Zapain 30mg/500mg tablets (codeine phosphate/paracetamol)

Advanz Pharma has informed of a discrepancy on the product packaging for the batches of Zapain 30mg/500mg tablets listed within this alert. The discrepancy relates to “capsules” printed at

New NHS Consultant Pharmacist Post Approval Service

Today we have launched a new centralised post approval service for NHS consultant pharmacist posts in England and Wales. The initiative is outlined in new NHS guidanceon consultant pharmacists and wi

Membership Means More

RPS membership renewals begin today, Tuesday 14 January 2020. For everyone who uses Direct Debit it’s just another day – your membership renews automatically. For members renewing by oth

‘Pharmacy first’ vital for faster patient care, says RPS

Commentingon the news that more than 100,000 patients have had appointments with pharmacists as part of the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS), Chair of the English Pharmacy Board Profes