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

Educational Events

Working To Develop Knowledge & Education In Supportive & Palliative Care

Networking & Peer Support

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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    End of Life (EoL) Priority Medicines Announced

    End of Life (EoL) Priority Medicines Announced

    In order the manage additional demand for end of life medicines, and ensure safe, equitable and compassionate care for patients, the Association of Palliative Medicine, Royal College of GPs, Hospice UK and the Association of Supportive and Palliative Care Pharmacy,...

    Re-use of medicines in care homes and hospices

    Re-use of medicines in care homes and hospices

    A national SOP has been developed to allow the re-use of medicines in care homes and hospices if medicines shortages occur during the coronavirus pandemic. The SOP includes a template log and feedback form in separate appendices. The most up to date information can be...

    ASPCP Conference 2018 Presentations

    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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    • Why we're participating in #BlackoutTuesday
      on June 2, 2020 at 9:59 am

      We won't be posting across our social channels as we observe a day of reflection on how we can contribute towards diversity and against racism. We will remain silent in solidarity withthe Black Li

    • Serious shortage protocol (SSP) for fluoxetine (England) - extension
      on June 2, 2020 at 9:58 am

      The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) issued a Serious Shortage Protocols (SSP) for fluoxetine 10mg tablets. This has been extended to Friday 11 September 2020. Further information on the S

    • Join the RPS Annual General Meeting 2020 online!
      on June 1, 2020 at 2:02 pm

      Join us on Wednesday 24 June for our Annual General meeting. The meeting will be delivered online through Zoom between 6 and 7pm. You can confirm your participation now. The meeting will be Chaired

    • Our one-stop shop for provisional pharmacists
      on May 29, 2020 at 1:57 pm

      We know that the transition to practice can be an exciting but also daunting time for new pharmacists. You’ve already had to cope with a lot of changes in your training year as well as taking o

    • RPS considers the implications of test, track and trace
      by Helen Reilly on May 29, 2020 at 9:38 am

      Test, track and trace services are being explored and implemented across GB to help in the fight against COVID19. The services are intended to ensure that anyone who develops symptoms of COVID-19 can

    • Criteria for pharmacist provisional registration agreed
      by Sean Smith on May 21, 2020 at 2:46 pm

      The Council of the GPhC has today agreed a policy for registering pharmacists on a provisional basis as part of the regulator’s response to the pandemic.  

    • GPhC launches Vision 2030 and five-year Strategic Plan
      by Sean Smith on May 20, 2020 at 9:37 am

      We have published our Vision 2030 which sets out an ambitious 10-year vision for safe and effective pharmacy care at the heart of healthier communities. We have also published our Strategic Plan 2020-25 which sets out the work we plan to do in the coming five years to help us achieve our 10-year vision.

    • Council meeting on 21 May
      by LauraK on May 19, 2020 at 10:33 am

      The Council of the GPhC will be meeting on Thursday 21 May from 16:00 to 17:00. Please contact Janet Collins, our Governance Manager, on if you would like to join the meeting, which will be held via Zoom, by 13:30 on 21 May.  Download a copy of the Council meeting papers. [PDF 1.19 MB]

    • Statement: Zero tolerance for abuse or violence against pharmacy staff
      by Sean Smith on May 15, 2020 at 2:55 pm

      Duncan Rudkin, Chief Executive of the General Pharmaceutical Council, said: “We share the widespread view across pharmacy that there should be zero tolerance for abuse or violence against pharmacy staff. “We have been impressed by the steps many pharmacies have taken to maintain a safe environment for patients and staff during the pandemic, so that pharmacy teams can continue to support their patients and communities with confidence. We have also been encouraged by the appreciation shown by many people using and valuing pharmacy services.

    • Bank holiday opening times
      by LauraK on May 7, 2020 at 11:36 am

      Our contact centre will be open from 9:30 - 17:00 on the May bank holiday (Friday, 8 May), but will be closed as usual on Saturday and Sunday.  Visit our Contact us page for more details about how to get in touch with us.