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RPS calls for free flu jabs for pharmacists

RPS is calling on the NHS to offer free flu jabs for all pharmacists in England and Wales following reports that pharmacy teams across primary care, including locum staff, would not be given access to

Access to emergency contraception in pharmacies

BBC3 online recently reported the cases of two women who were unable to access emergency contraception from their local pharmacy. Responding to the piece, RPS President Professor Claire Anderson said:

RPS signs letter opposing Vectura takeover news

RPS President Claire Anderson has signed a letter written to Jo Churchill, Minister for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care, from Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation to express deep conce

Class 2 Medicines Recall: SANTEN Oy IKERVIS 1 mg/mL eye drops, emulsion

SANTEN Oy (trading as Santen UK Limited) are recalling two batches of products as a precautionary measure due to detection of particles/crystals of the active pharmaceutical ingredient ciclosporin. F

Listen to the latest RPS Pharma Scene podcast

Technology and pharmacy: this week's instalment of the new RPS Pharma Scene podcast sees Chief Scientist Gino Martini interview Dr. Hirkirit Virdee to find out what Blockchain technology is. Gino

Class 4 Medicines Defect Information, Rosuvastatin 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg and 40 mg film-coated tablets

There is an error with the patient information leaflets (PILs) that have been packaged in some Rosuvastatin products. These were an older version of the PIL and did not include the up to date safety i

RPS Scotland meets Minister for Public Health, Women's Health and Sport

Digital transformation and women’s health were the focus of a positive meeting between RPS Scotland and the Minister for Public Health, Women’s Health and Sport, Maree Todd MSP, on 8 Septe

Share your views on the proposed new National Care Service

RPS Scotland is holding a focus group to hear members’ views on the Scottish Government’s consultation on a new National Care Service. This online event will take place onTuesday 14th Sep

RPS Competency Framework for all Prescribers updated

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has updated its Competency Framework for all Prescribers, which sets out what good prescribing looks like across all health professions. The frameworkis forall regula

New rebrand for BPSA

Today RPS unveils a rebrand for the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (BPSA) to celebrate the organisation’s 80th year. The new brandupdates BPSA’s look, and will be phase