Medicine deliveries continue despite fuel shortage
Speaking about media reports today that there is uncertainty about deliveries of medicines due to the fuel crisis, RPS President Professor Claire Anderson said:“Patient care is the top priorit (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 27, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

RPS England welcomes new Health Minister
RPS England has written to Maria Caulfield MP on her appointment as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health. Her ministerial responsibilities will include primary care, patient safety and lo (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 24, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Third RPS Workforce Wellbeing Survey launched
Todaywe have launched our third annual Workforce Wellbeing survey, in partnership with Pharmacist Support, as part of our campaign to champion the mental health and wellbeing of pharmacists. We need (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 23, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

We welcome review into overprescribing
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has today welcomed a Government report into overprescribingled by the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for England, Dr Keith Ridge. The report sets out a series of practi (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 22, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

RPS Wales welcomes electronic prescribing plans
RPS Wales has welcomed an announcement by the Welsh Government to push ahead with plans for a national electronic prescribing programme. The announcement follows the findings of an independent review (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 21, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

RPS position on vaccinating healthy children 12-15 years
The Covid vaccination programme forunder 16s begins today. TheRPS is supportive of the UK's Chief Medical Officers’ position to offer a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine to all children aged b (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 20, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

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 (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 16, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

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: (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 16, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

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 (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 16, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

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 (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 15, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

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 (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 10, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

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 (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 9, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

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 (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 8, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

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 (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 7, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

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 (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 7, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

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 (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 6, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

NICE rapid guideline on ‘Managing COVID-19’
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellent (NICE) has updated their Managing COVID-19’ guideline. This guideline covers the management of COVID-19 for children, young people and adult (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 3, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

RPS welcomes nitrous oxide review
RPS has welcomed the news that unlawful possession of nitrous oxide (laughing gas) could be made a crime. The supply of nitrous oxide as a drug is illegal but it is readily available to buy online in (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 3, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

RPS signs letter opposing new prescription charges
RPS English Pharmacy Board Chair Thorrun Govind has signed a letter calling for the retention of free prescriptions for patients aged 60 to 66. It comes after the Government announced people in this (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 2, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

RPS Scotland meets with Minister for Drugs Policy
RPS Scotland met with the Minister for Drugs Policy, Angela Constance MSP, on 1 September to discuss pharmacy’s role in reducing harm from drugs. Key topics discussed were improving availabilit (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 2, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

RPS commits to tackling climate emergency
The climate crisis is the biggest threat modern society has ever faced. That’s why the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s three national boards and Assembly have made a climate change declara (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

RPS Pharma Scene Podcast out today with Dame Sally Davies
“Please pharmacists round the world help us,” asks Dame Sally Davies, the UK Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), and the first special guest on the new RPS Pharma Scene Podcas (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 27, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Supply disruption to Becton Dickinson blood specimen collection products (England)
Pharmacists working in primary and community care, acute trusts, community hospitals and mental health trusts are advisedto be aware of an NHS England and Improvement update (26th August 2021) regardi (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 26, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

RPS and BMA agree joint statement on pharmacotherapy service in Scotland
RPS has worked with the BMA’s Scottish GP Committee to agree a joint statement on the pharmacotherapy service. Whilst much progress has been made, with significant investment in general practice (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 26, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Class 2 Medicines Recall: Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Limited, Metformin Hydrochloride 500mg/5ml Oral Solution
Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Limited is recalling all unexpired stock of Metformin Hydrochloride 500mg/5ml Oral Solutionfrom pharmacies and wholesalers as a precautionary measure due to the identification (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 25, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Understanding the impact of Disability Microaggressions
RPS have created a Disability Microaggression Reference with volunteers from the Action in Belonging Culture and Diversity (ABCD) group as part of its Inclusion and Diversity workstream. Disability r (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 24, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2
The Department of Health and Social Care has issuedguidance on antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2. The guidance includes information on antibody testing capability and uses, current understanding of immu (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 24, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

RPS responds to CPCF funding update
Funding for the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) has been announced for the year 2021/22, year 3 of the 5-year deal. The key announcements include: Funding will remain at£2.5 (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 23, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

NHS access to BNF content secured for a further 12 years
Pharmaceutical Press and BMJ, joint publishers of BNF Publications and their partner Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, have been awarded a 12-year contract from National Institute for Hea (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 23, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

RPS shows support for long COVID sufferers
Pharmacy teams in all settings can play an important role in the support of long COVID patients. RPS has set out key principles and recommendations for pharmaceutical care in the management of the il (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 19, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Minister expresses his thanks to Pharmacists
The Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care, Kevin Stewart MSP, has asked RPS Scotland to pass on his thanks and best wishes to pharmacists across Scotland for their hard work both during the Co (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 19, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

RPS Scotland publishes hospital pharmacy vision for consultation
RPS Scotland has published its vision for the future of hospital pharmacy. It is now seeking views on the vision, which has been created with hospital pharmacists and pharmacy teams across Scotland. (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 18, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Share your views on the future of hospital pharmacy
RPS Scotland has published its vision for the future of hospital pharmacy. It is now seeking views on the vision, which has been created with hospital pharmacists and pharmacy teams across Scotland. (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 18, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Look back at South Asian Heritage Month highlights
South Asian Heritage Month, which exploresthe history and identity of British South Asians, ends today. We’ve celebrated in style in collaboration with Pharmacy Technicians of Colour, APTUK and (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 17, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Summary of COVID-19 guidance on self-isolation for people who are fully vaccinated as of 17th August 2021
Guidance on self-isolation rules for adults who have been fully vaccinated has been recently updated. Country specific guidance is outlined and referred to below. England Adults who have been fully (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 17, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Update on Class 2 Medicines Recall: Various Marketing Authorisation Holders and parallel distributor companies, Irbesartan-containing products
MHRA havemade an update to the Class 2 Medicines Recall: Various Marketing Authorisation Holders and parallel distributor companies, Irbesartan-containing products. The update is to an expiry date for (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 16, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

RPS concerned about potential Vectura takeover
RPS has written to Lord Bethell, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Innovation, to express ethical concerns about the proposed takeover of Vectura. Tobacco company Philip Morris International (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 13, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news