The new RPS Foundation Pharmacist Framework is published today to support the future of pharmacy education and training across the UK. The new framework sets out the capabilities that will be needed by foundation pharmacists to meet the growing demand for pharmacists to provide increasingly complex clinical care across a range of settings. The framework has a greater focus on clinical capabilities including preparation for prescribing.
New strategies and services that empower informal carers, particularly women, need to be delivered, the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) has said in a new recently published Statement of Policy.
Decreasing the gaps in pharmaceutical science, practice and education between different regions of the world is among the aims of a new International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) strategy announced today by FIP president Dominique Jordan in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Scotland’s Chief Pharmaceutical Officer (CPO), Professor Rose Marie Parr, delivered the keynote address at the Celtic Conference in Edinburgh last month, looking at the role of pharmacy as Scotland continues its journey to integrate health and social care services. Professor Parr began by drawing attention to the deep-rooted inequalities in health that persist across […]
This week in Nottingham the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association are holding their annual conference. The theme this year is global pharmacy. Tonight we were joined by Andrew Moy (Northern Area Co-ordinator), Rhys Llewellyn (Western Area Co-ordinator) and Kweku Bimpong (Publications Officer). to give us an update on day one of the conference. We will […]
Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and fellow healthcare professionals are in Edinburgh today for pharmacy’s first Celtic Conference. The conference is being delivered in partnership with United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association and RPS Scotland, and the programme is accredited by the Faculty of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. Keynote speaker, Scotland’s Rose Marie Parr says […]
Evidence of tiny particles of carbon, typically created by burning fossil fuels, has been found in placentas for the first time, in new research presented today (Sunday) at the European Respiratory Society International Congress.  Previous research has indicated links between pregnant mothers’ exposure to air pollution and premature birth, low birth weight, infant mortality […]
Babies born very prematurely are more likely to harbour Ureaplasma bacteria, according to new research to be presented on Sunday at the European Respiratory Society International Congress.  Ureaplasma bacteria are often present in the birth canal but they are unusually small and difficult to detect. The bacteria can be passed on to babies […]
People who suffer from persistent asthma from a young age are more likely to leave school at 16 years old and those who make it to university are more likely to drop out early, according to new research presented today (Sunday) at the European Respiratory Society International Congress.  The research also suggests that […]
Obesity is known to be a risk factor for developing asthma but a new study shows that the reverse is also true: people with asthma are more likely to go on to become obese. The new research, presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress indicates that those who develop asthma as adults and those […]