Social media can make us more professional

paulgimsonPaul Gimson, RPS Director for Wales

 Today a new support resource for pharmacists launches on the RPS website – a package of guidance on social media. Social media? How does that benefit pharmacists, I hear you say. Isn’t that just for people with too much time on their hands? Read more Social media can make us more professional

How to get the most out of your medicines

Heidi Wrightby Heidi Wright, RPS Practice and Policy Lead for England.

Getting the best out of your medicines is important.  Medicines stop us getting ill, help us stay healthy, control our illnesses or cure them.  But using them isn’t always easy.   Between 30-50% of people don’t take their medicines as recommended, so if you are experiencing problems, you’re not alone. Read more How to get the most out of your medicines

With pharmacists’ help, we could prevent up to half of all strokes

Lowri Griffiths, Head of Communications and External Affairs, Wales

I was quite shocked when I started working for the Stroke Association, at just how many strokes could be prevented.  I was even more shocked that about 40% of ischaemic strokes (those caused by a blockage of the blood supply to the brain) are caused by high blood pressure.

Read more With pharmacists’ help, we could prevent up to half of all strokes