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Royal Pharmaceutical Society Faculty

Royal Pharmaceutical Society Faculty

The Faculty provides you with a way of identifying what you need to know at different stages of practice, across all sectors, allowing you to advance your professional practice. More importantly the Faculty recognises your development, allowing you to demonstrate to others your level of attainment and stage of development.

RPS needs to focus more on the needs of its membersSubscription

By Alisdair Macintyre

So much of the work done by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) is positive and I greatly appreciate this, but to retain and grow the membership, we must focus more on the needs and wants of the members. The work around the Faculty is a case in point. Most grassroots members I know can see no current value in joining and building a Faculty portfolio. With the introduction of General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhC) revalidation, members will look to the RPS for support.

Helping to better equip pharmacists from all backgroundsSubscription


It is vital as pharmacists we remain confident in practising to the highest standards at all times but also to be valued — more today than ever before.

Helen Gordon is departing as chief executive of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Q&A: Farewell to RPS chief executive, Helen GordonSubscription


After seven years in the pharmacy world, Helen Gordon is departing as chief executive of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society to enter pastures new at the Royal Society of Medicine. Here, she talks to Julia Robinson about her proudest moments and what advice she would give to her successor. 

Faculty handbook for pharmacists on the CPPE general practice pharmacist training pathway

RPS and CPPE launch Faculty handbook for practice-based pharmacistsSubscription


The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) have published a Faculty handbook for pharmacists on the CPPE general practice pharmacist training pathway (GPPTP), ...

RPS Welsh Pharmacy Board

Welsh Pharmacy Board meeting: 2 February 2017Subscription


At the most recent RPS Welsh Pharmacy Board meeting, members discussed the future of local engagement in Wales and RPS Wales’ ongoing work with Welsh government and celebrated two more board member receiving their Faculty pins.

Linked paper dolls symbolising a united workforce

Pharmacy needs global professional standards for education and workforce developmentSubscription

By , Ian Bates

Catherine Duggan, director of professional development at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and Ian Bates, education adviser to the RPS English Pharmacy Board, discuss the importance of developing a global standard of education and training for pharmacists.

Simon Redman, director of finance at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)

Q&A: An insight into the finances of the Royal Pharmaceutical SocietySubscription


The 2017 Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) budget, agreed in November 2016, includes a financial surplus of £5,000 before interest. Here Simon Redman, director of finance at the RPS, talks to Julia Robinson about how the RPS has recovered from last year’s budgeted loss of £1.5m and what plans are being made to improve services and engage with members in the coming year. 

RPS Welsh Pharmacy Board meeting

Welsh Pharmacy Board meeting: 13 October 2016Subscription


The most recent Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Welsh Pharmacy Board (WPB) meeting took place on 13 October 2016 in Cardiff.

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