Coleman On 26 January, Bertram Coleman, MRPharmS, aged 90, of 5 Winhill
Lodge, Winhill, Woolton Park, Liverpool L25 6JR. Mr Coleman registered
Humphreys On 20 November 2005, Kenneth John Humphreys, aged 72, of 3 Warren Close, Southampton SO16 6BJ. Dr Humphreys registered in 1962 and retired from the Register in 1993 (Tribute).
Ingle On 24 January, Peter Henry Boulton Ingle, FRPharmS, aged 76, of 310 Bradford Road, Stanningley, Pudsey, West Yorkshire LS28 7TQ. Dr Ingle registered in 1950.
Stanier In December 2005, Margaret Irene Stanier, MRPharmS, aged 88, of 4 Lisbon Place, Newcastle, Staffordshire ST5 2TX. Mrs Stanier registered in 1939.
Wallace On 9 January, Joseph Hughes Wallace, MRPharmS, aged 60, of 13 Dornie Place, Gowrie Park, Dundee DD2 4UD. Mr Wallace registered in 1969.
Humphreys In a tribute to the late Kenneth John Humphreys, MARK TOMLIN, JULIA WRIGHT and JULIE MARTIN (clinical support services, pharmacy, Southampton General Hospital) write:
During his career Ken
worked in all sectors of pharmacy practice. Starting in the pharmaceutical
industry, he then moved into academia, where he obtained a PhD at Sunderland.
After a spell in community pharmacy he ventured into hospital pharmacy
at Southampton General Hospital, from which he retired after 18 years.
At Southampton Ken was a pioneer of the clinical pharmacy service. At a time when the concept of pharmacists visiting hospital wards was in its infancy, this would have been a daunting task for many, but Ken ventured out of his pharmacy department and strode onto the wards with confidence as an ambassador for pharmacy. His genial nature and boundless knowledge enabled him to convince even the most sceptical of medical staff of the benefits of a ward pharmacy service.
Many medical staff will remember him for his style and approach. He always had a smile and a joke for everyone.
Although his remit was clinical pharmacy, he was known throughout the hospital as “the tall man with white hair who’s in charge of pharmacy”. Working with David Hands in medicines information and Professor Charles George, Ken cultivated support for one of the first drug and therapeutics committees and a hospital formulary in Britain and enabled the clinical pharmacy service at Southampton to expand and develop into the leading edge service that it is today.
As a clinical pharmacist Ken always had a special interest in preregistration trainees and junior pharmacists, whom he introduced to and trained in clinical pharmacy.
Many will remember Ken and his wife Joan for their friendly welcome and support as they started out on their careers at Southampton. Ken’s real skills were always with people and his natural ability to encourage learning and build confidence in those who struggled enabled him to move from clinical pharmacy to become regional educational and training lead during the 1990s.
Ken’s role in education and training was enhanced by his many contacts in the pharmacy, medical and nursing fields.
He was a firm believer in continuing professional development in the days before it was on the national agenda. Ken started postgraduate training sessions for pharmacists in the evenings in the days before diplomas and so on were available and encouraged junior staff to participate and develop their presentation skills. It is no coincidence that those leading and pushing forward the boundaries of both the clinical pharmacy and education and training services at Southampton today were trained and nurtured by Ken.
We remember Ken as a positive thinker who inspired others. Working with Ken was never dull and was always fun. He was a man of many stories, always amusing and often non-politically correct.
Even though he became caught up in the usual day-to-day frustrations, Ken never spoke with malice, but always had a kind and encouraging word for everyone.
Our sympathy is with his wife Joan and the rest of the family.