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25/03/2015 - Political monitoring reports 

The RPS Public Affairs team produces weekly digests of healthcare policy developments in..more 

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25/03/2015 - Seven Day Services: Health & Sport Committee hears RPS Scotland's views 

RPS Scotland attended parliament on the 17th of March, where we had been..more 

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24/03/2015 - Missed our events on dispensing error proposals? Catch up with our webinar 

We’ve held four face-to-face events and a webinar to help gather your views on the..more 

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24/03/2015 - Forthcoming Events in Scotland 

2nd April: 'Quick Fire' Career Information for Pre-Regs, Recently Qualified..more 

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20/03/2015 - Put your questions to the National Board elections candidates 

You can now submit your questions for our 2015 hustings. Hustings are used to gather..more 

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20/03/2015 - Rebalancing Consultation- A View from RPS President Ash Soni 

Changes have been proposed by the government to address 'imbalances' between legislation..more 

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19/03/2015 - RPS responds to Scottish Government public health review 

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Scotland has now published its response..more 

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18/03/2015 - RCN and RPS work together to help patients make the most of their medicines 

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Royal College of Nursing have jointly published..more 

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18/03/2015 - Calls for pharmacists to work in GP surgeries gains widespread media coverage 

Earlier this week the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Royal College of General Practitioners..more 

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17/03/2015 - Pharmacists set to work in GP surgeries in radical move to ease pressures on GPs 

Radical proposals calling for pharmacists to work in GP surgeries will be unveiled at..more 

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12/03/2015 - Congratulations to our new Scottish Faculty Members 

We are celebrating some truly inspirational members, including new Advanced Stage II Faculty..more 

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11/03/2015 - Call for impact assessment on potential closure of Essential Small Pharmacies  

Responding to news about the potential closure of Essential Small Pharmacies..more 

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09/03/2015 - MPs support national 'flu service and greater public health role for pharmacy 

A group of MPs and Peers from across the political spectrum says the next government should..more 

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09/03/2015 - MPs want NMS and MURs expansion by 2016 

A group of MPs and Peers from across the..more 

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09/03/2015 - MPs call for action on medicines shortages 

A group of MPs and Peers from across the..more 

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06/03/2015 - RPS signs letter opposing the Saatchi Bill 

The RPS is a signatory to a letter published in today's ..more 

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06/03/2015 - Women in Pharmacy network launched 

Sunday 8 March marks International Women’s Day, a global event recognising the economic,..more 

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05/03/2015 - BBC pre-election health debate: join the audience! 

The BBC is looking for pharmacists to join the audience for a pre-election debate on the..more 

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05/03/2015 - RPS wins PR Moment award! 

Our Public Relations (PR) team has won the Healthcare/Pharma Campaign of the Year at the..more 

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03/03/2015 - Do you have any examples of raising awareness of pharmacy services? 

We are looking for examples of campaigns or resources that raise awareness of pharmacy services..more 

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02/03/2015 - March is ovarian cancer awareness month 

Community pharmacists have a vital role in raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of..more 

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27/02/2015 - There's still time to renew your membership! 

We're extending our opening hours to accommodate the large volume of calls from members renewing..more 

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27/02/2015 - Member briefing on Rebalancing consultation 

The threat of criminal prosecution for dispensing errors has long been..more 

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27/02/2015 - Scottish national pharmacy events not to be missed 

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Scotland has teamed up with NHS Education for Scotland..more 

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25/02/2015 - RPS and HEE collaborate to promote clinical research in pharmacy 

The Society and Health Education England (HEE) jointly hosted an event on 21 January, which..more 

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24/02/2015 - Register now to have your say on dispensing error proposals 

We’re holding a series of four events across the country in conjunction with General..more 

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23/02/2015 - Nominations now open for National Pharmacy Board elections! 

If you want to represent the membership at national level and help influence and shape the..more 

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23/02/2015 - RPS to give evidence to Health & Sport Committee on seven day working 

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Scotland has been invited to give evidence to the Health..more 

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20/02/2015 - Call for Fellowship nominations 

Being appointed a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society is one of the highest honours..more 

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20/02/2015 - Medical exemption fines unfair says RPS 

Media reports today have highlighted that the NHS..more 

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19/02/2015 - Renewed your membership? Don't forget you may be able to reclaim the tax! 

If you've renewed this year, you might be entitled for tax relief on your RPS membership..more 

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19/02/2015 - Welsh pre-reg students in favour of greater role for pharmacists in 24/7 debate 

Approximately 80 pharmacists across Wales – half of whom were pre-registration pharmacists..more 

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18/02/2015 - Don't miss your chance to vote in the National Pharmacy Board elections! 

The annual National Pharmacy Board elections for England, Scotland, and Wales will be taking..more 

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18/02/2015 - Doing more to combat antibiotic resistance- we speak to LBC Radio 

Today it was reported in the media that doctors are being advised by NICE to do more to reduce..more 

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17/02/2015 - Submit your abstracts for Annual Conference 2015 

You can now submit your abstracts to be presented, either as a poster or oral presentation,..more 

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16/02/2015 - Boots to subsidise Faculty fees for employees 

Boots have announced that they will be subsidising the cost of joining the Faculty for their..more 

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12/02/2015 - Progress on dispensing error issue announced 

The Government has today proposed changes to address 'imbalances' between legislation and..more 

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11/02/2015 - Online Foundation portfolio launched 

Our newly-launched Foundation portfolio comprises a suite of tools to help you demonstrate..more 

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11/02/2015 - Pharmaceutical Press donates over 5,500 books to charity 

Pharmaceutical Press (PhP), the publishing division of the Society, has donated approximately..more 

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10/02/2015 - Antimicrobial resistance debated in the Scottish Parliament 

On Thursday 5 February 2015 the Scottish Parliament debated the..more 

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10/02/2015 - RPS and The Alliance publish joint viewpoint on Prescription for Excellence 

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Scotland has over the past months forged a closer working..more 

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10/02/2015 - RPS talks to the BBC about drug driving 

Today the Department for Transport launched an awareness campaign about the upcoming change..more 

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09/02/2015 - New support resource for changes to drug driving rules 

We've created a new quick reference guide to support pharmacists and their patients with..more 

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06/02/2015 - Join FIP webinars: Pharmacists improving maternal, newborn and child health 

In February and March the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) will be holding a..more 

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06/02/2015 - Pharmacies encouraged to distribute NHS Quit Cards as No Smoking Day approaches 

In the run up to No Smoking Day on 11th March pharmacies in England are being asked to help..more 

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05/02/2015 - Faculty assessment to be available for those with over two years' experience 

The RPS Faculty is opening up its assessment programme to include those with two to 10 years'..more