How we are run
The overall strategic direction of the Society is provided by the Assembly, the governing body of the RPS, comprised of 11 members of the National Pharmacy Boards, a Lay Member, an Academic Member and a Pharmaceutical Scientist. The Assembly ensures the Society is led and governed effectively in pursuit of its ‘Objects’ as stated in the Society's Charter.
The three National Boards of England, Scotland and Wales form the backbone of the
Society. This reflects how devolution has affected healthcare in the three
countries, meaning we are much closer to our members and better placed to influence national governments.
The National Boards lead the agenda at a national level, focusing on the issues that
really matter to our members. They have responsibility for interpreting and
developing policy as well as overseeing the delivery of member services
We also have a number of expert panels and groups formed of members with specific areas of expertise relating to pharmacy, pharmaceutical science and the pharmacy profession. The expert panels and groups serve as consultative panels and groups to the Boards, act as a source of expertise and advice and provide evidenced-based thought leadership to inform RPS policy decisions.