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RPS England Chair respond to Budget

The RPS English Pharmacy Board Chair has responded to today's Budget, which highlighted the vaccination programme and the crucial role of pharmacists, announced a further investment in the NHS, an

Mandatory Covid-19 and flu vaccinations for NHS staff

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has re-affirmed its view that Covid-19 and flu vaccinations for health and care staff should not be made mandatory. RPS has responded to a Government consultati

Listen to the RPS Pharma Scene podcast #5

This month, we are celebrating Black History Month with blogs, live events and profiles. Now we are championing black pharmacists on our RPS Pharma Scene podcast. This episode, RPS President Claire

RPS calls for self-care strategy

We are among leading healthcare bodies urging the Government to implement a national self-care strategy as the NHS seeks to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The proposal is set out in a new docume

Class 2 Medicines Recall: Pfizer Ltd, Champix (all strengths) film-coated tablets

Pfizer Ltd are recalling all in-date batches of Champix (varenicline) as a precautionary measure due to presence of levels of N-nitroso-varenicline above the acceptable level of intake. This recall al

RPS England welcomes greater use of pharmacists

RPS England has welcomed the news that Sajid Javid has announced an expansion of the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service. NHS England is providing support to help practices use the new service

MHRA - Class 2 Medicines Recall: Tesco Flu-Max All In One Chesty Cough & Cold Powder for Oral Solution Wrafton Laboratoires Limited

Perrigo are recalling batches of Tesco Flu-Max All In One Chesty Cough & Cold Powder due to an error on the sachet contained within the outer carton. Further information and advice for healthcare

NHS Digital Information Standard Notice published (England)

TheInformation Standard Notice (ISN)outlines new common standards for medicinedata transfer. This is important as it will support the transfer of medicines information between settings, enabling safe

Becton Dickinson blood specimen collection - supply disruption

An update has been issued in relation to the supply disruption to Becton Dickinson's (BD) blood specimen collection portfolio, further to the previousletter sent on 16 September. Due to the mitig

Take a look back at our sustainability blogs

At the start of September, we released our Declaration of Climate and Ecological Emergency. As health professionals, climate change will fundamentally impact our roles. Ourdeclaration callson the pha