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.
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.
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.
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.
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), ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Q&A: New RPS president Martin AstburySubscription
Martin Astbury elected new RPS president Subscription
UKCPA first to be granted double RPS accreditation Subscription
How to make a successful RPS Faculty applicationSubscription