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Amendments to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's regulations

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Assembly has agreed the following amendments to the Society’s regulations which will take effect on 3 April 2017. Any member who wishes to comment to the Assembly on the changes (which are indicated in bold) are asked to do so by 28 March 2017. Comments should be sent to president@rpharms.com

Section 2: Assembly

1 – Composition

(1)(b) Five elected members of the EPB appointed to the Assembly annually by the EPB to serve two years on the Assembly so long as they remain elected to the EPB

(1)(d) One elected member of the SPB appointed to the Assembly annually by the SPB to serve two years on the Assembly so long as they remain elected to the SPB

(1)(f) One elected member of the WPB appointed to the Assembly annually by the WPB to serve two years on the Assembly so long as they remain elected to the WPB

(2)(a) A person who in the opinion of the Society is a pharmaceutical scientist, appointed in 2010 by the Chairs of the National Pharmacy Boards and the Vice Chair of the EPB acting jointly, and thereafter appointed annually biennially by the Assembly

(2)(b) A person who in the opinion of the Society is a pharmaceutical scientist, appointed in 2010 by the Chairs of the National Pharmacy Boards and the Vice Chair of the EPB acting jointly, and thereafter appointed annually biennially by the Assembly

(2)(c) A member, in such category of membership as may be determined by the Assembly, appointed annually biennially by the Universities in Great Britain awarding degrees accredited by the GPhC for the purposes of registration as a pharmacist

Section 3: National Pharmacy Boards

5 – Chair and Vice-Chair of Boards

Each board shall elect from amongst its elected members a Chair and a Vice-Chair, who shall each serve for one year two years and shall be eligible for re-election. It would normally be expected that the Chair and Vice-Chair would only serve up to two consecutive terms of office, with a gap of at least one term of office to be left before standing again for the same post.

Section 6: Officers

1 – President

(1) The Assembly shall at their first meeting held after each annual general meeting either confirm the second year of office for any existing President or, in the requisite year, elect from among their number who are pharmacists a President as an Officer of the Society. It would normally be expected that the President would only serve up to two consecutive terms of office, with a gap of at least one term of office to be left before standing again for the same post.

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2017.20202262

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