Promoting and supporting the work of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians  in supportive and palliative care
Sharing knowledge and expert practice in supportive and palliative care
Networking and peer support
Professional development
Educational events
Work in partnership and collaborate to promote the role of pharmacy in supportive and palliative care
Influence national strategies and consultations
Support and encourage research to establish best practice

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Sharing Knowledge And Expertise In Supportive & Palliative Care

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Working To Develop Knowledge & Education In Supportive & Palliative Care

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Providing Excellent Professional Networking & Peer Support

Professional Development

Working To Aid Professional Development In Supportive & Palliative Care

National Influence

Working And Influencing Supportive & Palliative Care Nationwide

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Collaborating With The Community To Promote Supportive & Palliative Care

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For hospice, hospital, community, clinical commissioning groups, research & academic pharmacy professionals working in with Palliative or Supportive Care.

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    ASPCP Conference 2018 Presentations

    For those members attending the ASPCP annual conference this Thursday in Birmingham you can access presentations from the members events page here. More presentations will be uploaded as these become available. Note that hard copies of presentations will not be...

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      • Medicine shortages in the news
        on January 18, 2019 at 5:54 pm

        Today we’ve raised the issue of medicine shortages with the media.Our spokespeoplehave fronted over 20 interviewsrepresenting the profession which were rolled out acrossa further 40 stations, en […]

      • We talk to Channel 5 about medicine shortages
        on January 17, 2019 at 6:02 pm

        Medicine shortages continue to be high up the media agenda. Director for England Ravi Sharma was interviewed on Channel 5 News this evening about concerns about medicines shortages in the face of a n […]

      • Brexit update: President responds
        on January 16, 2019 at 4:44 pm

        Following last night's 'meaningful vote' in Parliament on the Brexit deal, RPS President Ash Soni said: "We remain consistently focused on how pharmacists can provide the best care t […]

      • We talk to BBC Radio 4 about acute medicine shortages
        on January 16, 2019 at 11:42 am

        RPS President Ash Soni and practice pharmacist Ben Merriman were interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Inside Health last night about the growing increase in medicine shortages. Highlighting from pract […]

      • Our consultation begins on Community Pharmacy Standards
        on January 16, 2019 at 9:58 am

        Today we launch the start of our work to produce our first ever Professional Standards for Community Pharmacy Services with the start of a series of events across Great Britain. The standards will set […]

      • Safety features Delegated Regulation under the Falsified Medicines Directive: Joint statement from the MHRA and GPhC
        by MiranHassan on January 17, 2019 at 10:28 am

        Roles of the regulators as FMD legislation comes into force  On 9 February 2019 the legal requirements of the safety features Delegated Regulation under the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) come into force. All health and care providers, including registered pharmacies, are expected to meet the requirements under UK law.&nbs […]

      • More data on June 2018 registration assessment performance
        by suzannah.nobbs on January 14, 2019 at 11:21 am

        We have released more data about the performance of candidates in the June 2018 registration assessment, including: first attempt candidates’ percentage pass rate by training provider anonymised marks of individual candidates who passed the assessment at the first attempt and trained in either hospital or community settings, as well as the school of pharmacy where they studied To protect candidates’ personal data, the information includes only those statistics where individual candidates cannot be identified. […]

      • GPhC launches consultation on initial education and training standards for pharmacists
        by MiranHassan on January 9, 2019 at 12:54 pm

        The GPhC has launched a landmark consultation proposing significant changes to the initial education and training of pharmacists. The proposals in the consultation include:  having one set of standards and learning outcomes that cover the full period of education and training before initial registration as a pharmacist, with closer integration between academic study and practical experience  strengthening experiential learning and inter-professional learning […]

      • Christmas opening hours
        by MiranHassan on December 24, 2018 at 10:15 am

        The Contact Centre will be operating under amended hours over the holiday period. During the hours that we are closed, please email your enquiry to and we will aim to respond to your query within 2 – 3 working days.   &nbs […]

      • Recognition of professional qualifications in the event of a no-deal Brexit
        by bbellars on December 21, 2018 at 2:09 pm

        The Department of Health and Social Care has laid the Health and Care Professions (Qualifications and Entitlements) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 in Parliament. […]