Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) - News updates

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RPS produces professional guidance for Sildenafil 50 mg film-coated tablets, P medicine (Viagra Connect)

Sildenafil 50 mg film-coated tablets were reclassified from a prescription only medicine (POM) to a Pharmacy medicine (P) in November 2017, following a public MHRA consultation. The outcome of the con

New law on dispensing errors comes into force today

A new defence around inadvertent dispensing errors has come into force today (16 April), creating a safer environment for patients. After a long-running campaign from RPS and the pharmacy profession,

RPS England Board meeting - April update

Commenting on the key outcomes from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s English Pharmacy Board meeting on 12 April, Board Chair Sandra Gidley said: “Patient care was at the heart of the co

National Pharmacy Board Election Candidates 2018

We are delighted to announce we have had a total of 24 nominations for this year’s National Pharmacy Board elections. For the English Pharmacy Board Election we have received 14 nominations for

We are now closed until Tuesday 3rd April

Our offices are now closed and will reopen on 3rd April 2018 at 9am. We wish everyone a Happy Easter!

Changes to governance documents

At the meeting held on 22nd March 2018, RPS Assembly agreed a number of significant amendments to the Society’s Regulations that will take effect from 8th June. Please see full details at How We

RPS response to NHS England guidance on over the counter medicines

Responding to NHS Englandguidance published todayon over the counter items that should not routinely be prescribed in primary care, RPS English Pharmacy Board Chair Sandra Gidley said: “All pha

Medical Device Alert: All T34 ambulatory syringe pumps

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a Medical Device Alert for all T34 ambulatory syringe pumps, due to a risk of unintended pump shutdown and delay to treatment.

Urgent action needed to stop care home residents receiving unnecessary antibiotics

Residents in nursing homes in England receive twice as many antibiotics as those of the same age living in their own homes, potentially harming their health and contributing to the growing problem of

Company led recall - Mesna 100mg/ml solution for injection/infusion

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have issued a company led recall for one batch of Mesna 100mg/ml solution.