The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is the regulator for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy premises. Further information about the role of the GPhC is available on their website.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) is the professional body for pharmacists in England, Wales and Scotland. The Society provides services to its members, including support and information on professional issues such as continuing professional development (CPD), practice issues, career development, science and research. Further information is available on the Society’s website. English Office: 1 Lambeth High Street, London,… Read more
The United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA) promotes expert practice in medicines management for the benefit of patients, the public and members by establishing standards, workforce development and advancing innovation in all healthcare settings. Membership is targeted at pharmacists, technicians and other healthcare professionals providing clinical services to patients. The association organises events including study… Read more
The Pharmacists Defence Association (PDA) provides support to individual pharmacists. It gives legal and professional support to members in employment disputes, professional disciplinary investigations and criminal proceedings. Legal defence costs insurance and professional indemnity insurance are also part of the benefits of membership. A wide range of information and guidance is available on the PDA’s… Read more
The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) is the trade association for the UK’s community pharmacy owners and has virtually all community pharmacies in membership. The association provides its members with professional and commercial support, including legal advice, insurance, legal defence and indemnity, financial services, publications, training and information. In addtion, the NPA represents the interests of… Read more
The National Association of Women Pharmacists (NAWP) aims to enable all women pharmacists to realise their full potential and raise their profile by being educationally, socially and politically active. Membership is open to anyone academically qualified in pharmacy, male or female, including registered, retired and off-register individuals. The NAWP’s activities include contributing to debate within… Read more
The Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists (GHP) is an organisation providing support to individual employed pharmacists in the UK working in hospitals, primary care and other healthcare institutions for the NHS and commercial healthcare providers. Services include support to members on employment and practice related issues, negotiation, through the NHS Staff Council, of the pay, terms… Read more