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Trustee positions open for applications, including President-Elect 

24 Aug 2023

Applications are open to become the next President-elect for the Society, as well as opportunities to join Council as the Industry Trustee and Clinical Trustee. 

Medical Schools Council and British Pharmacological Society welcome the completion of the Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA) independent review

15 Aug 2023

The PSA is a prescribing exam taken by final year medical students and UK Foundation Year One doctors. The purpose of the review was to understand how the assessment has impacted prescribing education and practice for candidates, and how best practice could be applied to the PSA’s governance and sustainability models.

Call for evidence on the use of decapod crustaceans in research and education

01 Aug 2023

The Royal Society of Biology's Animal Science Group have put out a call via the Home Office for evidence to understand how decapods are currently used in science and education in the UK.

WCP2023 Poster Prize winners and runners-up

27 Jul 2023

Announcing the winners and runners-up of the Poster Prizes from the 19th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (WCP2023).

2023 prize and award winners announced

12 Jun 2023

The Society is delighted to announce the winners of a number of prizes and awards for 2023. 

Society welcomes Lord O’Shaughnessy review into commercial clinical trials in the UK

12 Jun 2023

On 25 May 2023 the chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, announced a package of investment for the UK’s life sciences. As part of this, Lord O’Shaughnessy has published his Independent Review of commercial clinical trials in the UK. The review makes 27 recommendations focused on how the life sciences sector can develop UK health, growth and investment opportunities.  We welcome this review and its recommendations; we also welcome the emphasis on the importance of clinical...

BPS members elected as Fellows of the Royal Society

24 May 2023

The British Pharmacological Society (BPS) has congratulated four of its members who have been elected as Fellows and Honorary Fellows of the Royal Society. 

Society and Academy of Medical Sciences publish joint briefing on barriers to legitimate research

17 May 2023

The Society and the Academy of Medical Sciences have developed this policy briefing to inform an upcoming debate in Parliament on access to psilocybin treatments.

Reporting sex as an experimental variable - a progress update from BJP

20 Feb 2023

The British Journal of Pharmacology (BJP) has published the results of its audit into reporting sex as an experimental variable, following introduction of formal guidance in 2019. In their report the senior editorial team share that “progress in persuading researchers to study both sexes has been disappointing.” 

Bispecific Antibody Rybrevant®▼ (amivantamab) awarded Drug Discovery of the Year 2023

16 Feb 2023

The team behind the development of the lung cancer treatment Rybrevant®▼ (amivantamab) has been awarded Drug Discovery of the Year 2023, the British Pharmacological Society’s prestigious annual award.