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Pharmacy in Practice

Pharmacy in Practice ( is an online pharmacy magazine and is the most read pharmacy publication in Scotland.

It is edited by practising pharmacists, Ross Ferguson, and Johnathan Laird.

The aim of Pharmacy in Practice is to provide content that will help pharmacists improve their practice and ultimately benefit patients.

It includes:
    • Scottish pharmacy news.
    • A platform for:
    • Pharmacy professionals to voice their opinions and share their expertise.
    • Patients to provide feedback and insight.
    • CPD quizzes and ethical dilemmas.
    • Interviews with prominent industry figures.
    • Information and advice.


Community Pharmacy Scotland

Community Pharmacy Scotland is the organisation which represents community pharmacy owners throughout Scotland in almost every aspect of their working lives, and is the voice of these vital healthcare professionals north of the Border, as they deliver pharmaceutical care to the people of Scotland.

Through their own unique skills and professional expertise, Community Pharmacists are increasingly important front-line healthcare providers in the modern NHS - as health educators, as primary care health campaigners, and as the best-qualified experts in the most effective use of medicines and drug technology.

The new-look organisation, formerly the Scottish Pharmaceutical General Council (SPGC), takes a proactive, open-door approach to better reflect the changing and developing role of its members.

Key to that will be working with Government, the Scottish Executive Health Department, NHS Scotland, NHS Boards and other stakeholders to develop new pharmaceutical care services and to ensure that the framework exists to allow the owners of Scotland's 1255 community pharmacies to deliver these services.

Community Pharmacy is at the heart of every community and plays an important part in the drive to ensure the health professions can provide the services the people of Scotland need and deserve.

Founded in 1971, and with 700 members worldwide, the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy exists to facilitate the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in the field of antimicrobial chemotherapy.

At the forefront of the antimicrobial chemotherapy field, the Society meets its aims by setting standards for antimicrobial susceptibility testing and use, both within the UK and overseas, supporting microbiologists in their practice, and the promotion and provision of channels through which its Members can ensure their continuing professional development.

The BSAC publishes the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (JAC), which is one of the leading journals in the field and is internationally renowned for its scientific excellence.

The Society collaborates with relevant bodies, both nationally and internationally, and currently leads national programmes of surveillance and susceptibility testing to determine the effectiveness of antimicrobial and chemotherapeutic agents.

Through a series of educational and other initiatives, the Society offers advice to government, its membership, the wider medical profession and the public on issues relating to antimicrobial agents, the appropriate and prudent use of antibiotics, and the management of community and hospital-acquired infection(s). In addition, scientific excellence is promoted through the awarding of grants for research.
Royal Pharmaceutical Society Scotland

The RPS is the professional membership body for pharmacists and pharmacy in Great Britain and an internationally renowned publisher of medicines information.

We advance the profession of pharmacy for public and patient benefit, to improve the health of the public and to secure the future of our members.

We support our members and customers to improve health outcomes for society. We deliver this through professional development and support; the provision of quality medicines information and advice. We are committed to improving patient care and safety through developing professional practice by:

  • Continuously advancing both pharmaceutical science and pharmacy practice to improve the safety and efficacy of medicines and the quality of pharmaceutical care.
  • Promoting research and evaluation to inform professional practice and evidence-led patient benefit.
  • Supporting the continuous professional development and improvement of our members.
  • Leading and promoting the advancement of science, practice and education in pharmacy to shape and influence the future delivery of pharmacy.
  • Providing timely and relevant medicines information and advice. Recognising professional development through the RPS Foundation and Faculty programmes.
  • Ensuring the voice of the whole profession is heard at the highest levels of healthcare and government through direct advocacy, our responses to consultations, policy developments, and the RPS expert advisory panels, forums and groups.