Pharmacist Support is an independent charity working for pharmacists and their families, former pharmacists and pharmacy students to provide help and support in times of need.
Our support services include a variety of programmes developed in consultation with pharmacists to offer a helping hand to colleagues who find themselves confronted by difficult circumstances, for whatever reason.
Established by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) in 1841, The Benevolent Fund (as we were then known) was governed by the RPSGB Council. In 2006, however, an independent Board of Trustees were recruited to govern the organisation independently.
In 2008, following extensive market research involving pharmacists from all sectors of the profession, the trustees embarked on an ambitious project to re-launch the Fund. This included activities to raise the charity’s profile and develop a range of services identified as more in tune with the needs of pharmacists in the 21st century. The first tangible demonstration of this commitment to respond to needs was to rename the Benevolent Fund, Pharmacist Support reflecting the increasing level of pastoral care the charity was called upon to provide.
Today, the charity is providing more support through our new and enhanced service offering, with enquiries to the charity more than doubling since the re-launch.