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Don’t risk catching a commercial chill

RPS Ltd’s Dennis Reid on how to keep your business in good health this winter

Poor hand hygiene contributing to antibiotic resistance, says RPS

Over four-fifths of British adults don’t wash their hands for long enough to cleanse them of bacteria and viruses, the RPS said

Alliance Healthcare’s Mike Smith celebrates 50 years in pharmacy

Regular P3 contributor Mike Smith said pharmacy's dedication to patient care has remained constant over his 50 years in the profession

POM to P switch for Dovonex Psoriasis Ointment

The Royal Pharmaceutical society has welcomed the MHRA's decision to reclassify Dovonex Psoriasis Ointment as a Pharmacy medicine

GPhC signs joint statement on conflict of interest guidelines

Transparency and openness around conflicts of interest will strengthen the profession’s reputation, the RPS told P3 in response to a statement from regulators

NMS set to save the NHS £517m, study finds

The New Medicine Service is set to deliver long-term savings to NHS England by boosting drug adherence, a new study has found

Pharmacy service ‘map’ indicates untapped potential

A new study suggests that inconsistent commissioning of pharmacy services is holding the sector back from improving health in some communities

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

Pharmacist CD prescriptions almost double

A CQC report has found that pharmacists prescribed almost twice as many controlled drugs (CDs) in 2016 as in the previous year

Concerns over restricting prescriptions

Restrictions on prescribing certain medicines for common conditions will exacerbate health inequalities and compromise NHS principles, says RPS

NHS Digital seeks views on enhancing EPS

NHS Digital has launched a survey to learn how community pharmacy teams would like to see the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) enhanced

Ash Soni elected RPS president

Mr Soni, who previously served as president for two years, pledged to support pharmacists in enhancing their role 

Letter calls on RPS to oppose technicians supervising meds supply

Over 500 pharmacists have signed a letter calling on RPS presidential candidates to oppose technicians supervising medicine supply

Antidepressants most increased prescription area in 2016, figures show

An NHS Digital Report shows that in 2016 antidepressants saw the greatest increase of any BNF therapeutic area for the fourth year running

Sandra Gidley re-elected RPS England Board chair

The Society will not shy away from seeking government investment in pharmacy, Sandra Gidley said as she was elected chair for a third term

Pharmacist organises the UK’s largest ever yoga class

UK pharmacist Raj Aggarwal OBE has organised the UK’s biggest ever yoga class in Cardiff on this year’s International Yoga Day (Sunday 25 June)

New group promotes digital practice in pharmacy

The Community Pharmacy IT Group, a new body that aims to further the use of digital technology in pharmacy, convened for the first time on Wednesday 8 June

There’s money on the table worth £73,800 – grab it

The size of the potential opportunity outside of dispensing could surprise you, suggests Retail Performance Specialists  

RPS appoints pharmacist as chief executive

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

RPS opens applications for chief executive post

Strong direction to drive the organisation towards strategic goals is required
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