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Rowlands Pharmacy becomes first accredited RPS Foundation Training Provider

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has accredited Rowlands Pharmacy as an RPS Foundation Training Provider, making it the first pharmacy to be given this status. In the image, members of the RPS and the Rowlands Pharmacy team

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The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has accredited Rowlands Pharmacy as an RPS Foundation Training Provider. Front row: Helen Chang (professional support manager, RPS); middle row (left to right): Karen Coates (learning and development facilitator, Rowlands Pharmacy), Justine Greenword (learning and development pharmacist, Rowlands Pharmacy), Sandra Hutchinson (learning and development manager, Rowlands Pharmacy); back row (left to right): Beth Ward (foundation project manager, RPS) and Catherine Duggan (director of professional development and support, RPS). 

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has accredited Rowlands Pharmacy as an RPS Foundation Training Provider, making it the first pharmacy to be given this status.

It was given accreditation in recognition of its Rowlands Foundation programme, which took on its first cohort of pharmacists in August 2015. Rowlands Pharmacy already works closely with schools of pharmacy across Great Britain.

The programme is aimed at supporting the growth of pharmacists entering the profession or early on in their careers through face-to-face development sessions, peer support from experienced pharmacy managers and the use of online learning tools.

Catherine Duggan, the RPS director of professional development and support, explains that the accreditation highlights Rowlands’ “commitment to excellence” and assures pharmacists that their training meets the highest standards, in line with the Society’s Foundation Pharmacy Framework.

“We look forward to accrediting more RPS Foundation Training Providers in the future,” she says.

Kenny Black, managing director of Rowlands Pharmacy, adds: “We see foundation training as the next stage in equipping and enabling our early years pharmacists for their professional role in their local community.”

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2015.20069596

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