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Society welcomes Wiley policy on author name change

20 Jan 2021

The Society welcomes the announcement that Wiley, publisher of our journals, has updated its policy regarding author name changes with the aim of supporting the trans and non-binary academic community, and contributing to an inclusive research environment. The update covers all journals in Wiley’s portfolio, and is now effective on the British Journal of Pharmacology, the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacology Research & Perspectives.

Society welcomes Lords report on healthy ageing

15 Jan 2021

Today, the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee published its report on “Ageing: Science, Technology and Healthy Living”, highlighting the lack of progress on addressing health inequalities and the increasing challenge of multimorbidity.

Society calls for research to monitor the effectiveness and safety of COVID-19 vaccines

08 Jan 2021

The Society is calling for further research into COVID-19 vaccines, using different methodologies including randomised controlled trials, to fully evaluate the many questions which we urgently need answers to.

Sir Patrick Vallance emphasises the importance of pharmaceutical research in tackling COVID-19 during Society conference keynote

18 Dec 2020

In his closing address at the annual meeting of the British Pharmacological Society, Government Chief Scientific Advisor, Sir Patrick Vallance reflected on the UK’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and his personal ambition to fully embed scientific advice into government.

Society welcomes COVID-19 vaccine approval

02 Dec 2020

Today, the government announced that it has accepted the Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) recommendation to approve Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine. The approval is the first in the world, for a vaccine that has undergone large-scale clinical trials.  

Undergraduate prize winners for 2020

27 Nov 2020

We are pleased to announce the 2020 winners of our undergraduate prizes.

Society welcomes increase in science funding in 2020 spending review

25 Nov 2020

Today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced £14.6 billion in funding for Research & Development to continue to establish the UK’s future as a global leader in science and technology.  

BJCP appoints new Senior and Executive Editors

12 Nov 2020

The BJCP has appointed new Senior and Executive Editors for 2021.

Society welcomes launch of inquiry into equity in the STEM workforce

11 Nov 2020

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Diversity and Inclusion in STEM has launched its second inquiry into Equity in the STEM workforce. The Society is proud to be a sponsor of this APPG and we are looking forward to supporting it as the inquiry develops.  

Society publishes Vision for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in pharmacology

28 Oct 2020

Today, the Society publishes our Vision for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) in pharmacology as part of delivering our 2018-22 strategy, in which we commit “to remove barriers to participation and success, while welcoming equality and celebrating diversity, and being inclusive in all we do”.