Contact the media team

General press office number: 020 7572 2272

Out of hours number: 07860 643862

Melissa Dear 
Campaigns and Corporate Communications Manager
Tel: 020 7572 2375

Elizabeth Gorrie
Corporate Communications and Digital Assistant 
Tel: 020 7572 2432

Neal Patel
Head of Corporate Communications 
Tel: 020 7572 2335

Wales Office

Kirsty Luff
Communications Officer
Tel: 029 2073 0315

Scotland Office

Susanne Cameron-Nielsen
Head of External Relations
Tel: 0131 524 2006

RPS spokespeople are experts in medicines

Our network of senior clinical pharmacists can provide expert, independent comment and background information on a variety of topics listed below.

We also have a network of community pharmacists who can give advice about common ailments and services provided in pharmacies including; managing medicines for people with long term conditions, quitting smoking, losing weight, chlamydia testing, emergency contraception and blood pressure and cholesterol monitoring.

We can also comment on other pharmacy-related topics such as: prescription charges, medicines waste, changes to the NHS, commissioning pharmacy services and medicine shortages.

Find out more about areas of our expertise

Pharmacy Professional December 2009 - January 2010


Phil Howard, Consultant Pharmacist in Antimicrobials

Pharmacy Professional Novemebr 2009


Steve Williamson, Consultant Pharmacist, Cancer Services

Pharmacy Professional Novemebr 2009

Heart conditions

Helen Williams, Consultant Pharmacist, Cardiovascular Disease


Pharmacy Professional Novemebr 2009

Mental health

David Taylor, Professor of Psychopharmacology

Pharmacy Professional Novemebr 2009

Older people

Nina Barnett, Consultant Pharmacist for Older People

Pharmacy Professional Novemebr 2009


Steve Tomlin, Consultant Pharmacist, Children’s Services

Pharmacy Professional Novemebr 2009

Pain management

Roger Knaggs, Associate Professor in Clinical Pharmacy Practice

Pharmacy Professional Novemebr 2009

Pharmaceutical Science

Jayne Lawrence, RPS Chief Scientist

Pharmacy Professional Novemebr 2009

RPS Chief Spokesperson

Neal Patel, a pharmacist and RPS Head of Corporate Communications