Foundation registration exam problems 'appalling' says President
Commenting on the difficulties and delays experienced by candidates in five centres in England yesterday sitting the foundation registration exam, RPS President Professor Claire Anderson said:&ldquo (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 30, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

RPS in England comments on GP workforce study
Reacting to a study from the Health Foundation todaythat GP shortages will worsen in England over the next decade, Chair of RPS in England Thorrun Govind said:“Teams are under pressure right a (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 30, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Reducing the environmental impact of prescribing
Healthcare leaders from across Scotland have today issued a rallying call for bold action to reduce the environmental impact caused by medicine prescribing. Medicines account for around 25% of carbo (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 30, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

June update on national board meeting
RPS Boards from England, Scotland and Wales came together for a virtual board meeting today. They were joined by members across GB who could observe remotely and hear first-hand the updates and discus (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 30, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

National Patient Safety Alert UKHSA: Contamination of hygiene products with Pseudomonas aeruginosa (update)
UKHSA has issued an update to the National Patient Safety Alert regarding contamination of hygiene products manufactured by Vernacare with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The actions to be completed deadline (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 28, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

New RPS Core Advanced curriculum published
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has published its new Core Advanced Pharmacist Curriculum to enable professional development towards advanced pharmacist practice. This follows an intensive programme (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 27, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

National Patient Safety Alert: Contamination of hygiene products with Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Pseudomonas aeruginosa has been detected in hygiene products manufactured by Vernacare. Vernacare have issued a voluntary recall of all'in-date'cosmetic products which include wet wipes, wash (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 24, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Appointments by RPS Boards in June
At the recent RPS Board meetings in England, Scotland and Wales, the following Board members were appointed to the Assembly, or appointed as Vice-Chair: English Pharmacy Board Mary Evans was appoi (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 24, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Monkeypox outbreak in the UK
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) haveadvised that there is a current outbreak of monkeypox cases in the UK. NHS England and NHS Improvement have produced a letter and supporting tools outlining t (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 23, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Company led medicines recall: A.Vogel Ltd, Linoforce granules 12 years plus
A.Vogel Ltd is recalling a specific batch of Pharmacy only medicine due to a small number of packs that were inadvertently supplied to non-pharmacy retail outlets. Further information and details of (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 22, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Urgent Public Health Message: Urgent actions in response to detection of Vaccine Derived Polio Virus type 2 in London sewage samples
UK Health Security Agency have issused a urgent public health message for the NHS on the detection of Vaccine Derived Polio Virus type 2 in London sewage samples. Health professionals are urged to ful (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 22, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Drug safety update: Metformin and reduced vitamin B12 levels: new advice for monitoring patients at risk
Decreased vitamin B12 levels, or vitamin B12 deficiency, is now considered to be a common side effect in patients on metformin treatment, especially in those receiving a higher dose or longer treatmen (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 22, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Use of multi compartment compliance aids
The RPS believes that supporting the best use of medicines involves identifying problems with medicines-use, medication review and consideration of patient characteristics to find the best solution.Pe (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 22, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Dealing with age microaggressions
Our latest guide in our inclusion and diversity series on microaggressions tackles the topic of ageism, or being treated unfairly because of your age. The guide outlines the effects of ageism, how to (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 22, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

New Scottish Pharmacy Board Formed
A new Scottish Pharmacy Boardhas been formed. There are three new faces on the Board: Josh Miller, Richard Shearer and Jill Swan. In addition, the Board co-opted Kelsey Drummond to a newly created Ea (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 17, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news