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Statement on employment tribunal

As a result of recent social media activity, RPS members and employees may be aware of an Employment Tribunal claim against RPS. We will always endeavour to resolve issues amicably but where these ar

RPS calls for validation process in private COVID-19 testing

We are calling for a validation process for private COVID-19 tests before they are made available to purchase, so they undergo quality and accuracy checks to ensure they meet all safety requirements.

We call for funding to make pharmacy fit for the future

Commenting on the London School of Economics-Lancet Commission on the future of the NHS, RPS President Sandra Gidley said: “We are pleased to see the Commission agrees with many of our own reco

Assessment results success

Today, 2,666 pre-registration pharmacists received the results of their registration assessment with a pass rate of 88.2%. Congratulations to everyone who's passed the assessment this year. This

MPs and peers show support for pharmacy

MPs and peers today voiced their support for pharmacists and pharmacy teams at a virtual meeting of the All-Party Pharmacy Group. Pharmacy APPG chair Jackie Doyle-Price MP was joined by Parliamentari

Help shape our GP Practice Vision for Pharmacy 2030

RPS Scotland is seeking views on the next phase in its vision for pharmacy in 2030 series, which is being developed in partnership with the profession. We are seeking pharmacists and pharmacy team me

We call for increase in pharmacist independent prescribers

We have made three core recommendations to support the increased use of pharmacist independent prescribers (PIPs) over the next decade. As medication regimes become more specialised and complex, the

Additional wellbeing support services for pharmacy teams in England

Pharmacists and their teams in England can now access greater support for their mental health, following additional measures made by NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I). New local mental hea

Maximising value from our properties

Like many organisations we are re-evaluating the use of our office space. The pandemic has proved we can work remotely in different ways and continue to be efficient and effective in providing service