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Author: Created: Monday, February 20, 2012
This section provides information about some of the activities and events CoAcS are involved in.
By Richard Backhouse on Monday, April 10, 2017
Short for Commercial and Academic Services, CoAcS is delighted to now be officially 25 years old. CoAcS was formed in 1992 by a group of businessmen and academics who were passionate about pharmacy and learning. This naturally translated into the provision of pharmacy software for education and healthcare purposes.
By Richard Backhouse on Monday, March 27, 2017
CoAcS has now relocated from its Tramshed office in Walcot Street and is now based at: 11 Quiet Street Bath BA1 2LB
By Richard Backhouse on Tuesday, March 21, 2017
CoAcS recently supported the Duphat pharmacy conference held in Dubai 7-9th March. We had a stand with our own software products and met some existing customers besides making new friends. We also used the opportunity to promote MedicinesComplete. We have an exclusive agreement with the Pharmaceutical Press in the ME region to sell subscriptions to their 24 databases.
By Richard Backhouse on Wednesday, January 4, 2017
One of our long standing users – Mair Martin – has kindly written to remind us about a key milestone in MiDatabank history…. “This week is a celebration of 10years of MiDatabank here in North Wales and presumably in most of Wales as well. Some newer to MI staff might not realise this, hence the e-mail which I thought might be quite interesting."
By Richard Backhouse on Thursday, July 7, 2016
CoAcS is pleased to announce that a new smart phone app is available for download that will enable students to make a brief note about a possible CPD item, while off line, which could then be automatically transferred to their CPD Online record when back on line.
By Richard Backhouse on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The 74th BPSA annual conference is being held at Cardiff University this week.

Running from the 20-27th March, CoAcS sponsored the Welcome event on opening Sunday night. This is a great opportunity to meet with friends and colleagues!

CoAcS will be attending the MedEx day on Wednesday 23rd. We will be telling delegates about the College of Pharmacy resources and the student CPD system. We also have a new 'Aide Memoire' app to show.

By Richard Backhouse on Thursday, January 28, 2016
The latest MiDatabank ADR reporting figures from the MHRA have been compiled and supplied to CoAcS via the UKMi. Whilst ADRs are regrettable, their reporting (using the Yellow Card system) is crucial to increasing patient safety. In summary, 2,949 reports were made via MiDatabank up to 31st December 2015. See below for more details.
By Richard Backhouse on Monday, December 14, 2015
Recently, Nahdi completed setting the infrastructure for the first care center for diabetic patients in their pharmacies that contains a unit for educating visitors about the disease and how to reduce its effects. For the first time in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Nahdi will be using the electronic program (ePMRx) in the center, which allows printing full data about the patient, medication and dosage prescribed. In addition, the pharmacist will get alerted through the program in the case that the current prescriptions being taken by the patient displays undesirable symptoms, which will assist in eliminating future errors.
By Richard Backhouse on Monday, November 23, 2015
The 18th Scientific Congress of the Association of the Pharmacy Colleges in the Arab World was held in Khartoum, Sudan on 18-20 November 2015. The theme of the conference was 'Harmonization of pharmacy education and practice'.
By Richard Backhouse on Thursday, October 22, 2015
MiCAL v15 now has the Pharmaceutical Society’s (RPS) quality mark as an accredited training tool for pharmacists and the wider healthcare team. This shows UKMi’s commitment to supporting the future development of the professions and the wider healthcare team. The MiCAL editorial team are committed to delivering high quality professional development to RPS members (and non-members) and associated healthcare colleagues.