Annual Review 2013

Annual Review 2013

Find out more about the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's achievements in 2013.

President's message

Martin Astbury

The RPS, in its three years of existence, has already gained recognition for the quality of its work. We have made great progress in being heard, speaking on behalf of members and working with other bodies and organisations to put forward the case for pharmacy, making sure the profession is present in all the right places for patients. England faced major change last year with one of the most radical shake ups of healthcare delivery and planning since the NHS was first conceived. Both the Scottish and Welsh governments have been embarking on a process of health and social care integration, strengthening partnerships and reducing inequalities in health. I am really pleased with the RPS response across all three countries.

From the Chief Executive

Helen Gordon

Last year was an exciting and challenging one for the profession, a year during which the Society championed change and progression in many areas, from the launch of the RPS Faculty, our professional recognition programme, through to commissioning a report in England (Now or Never) on how future models of care can deliver better care for patients through pharmacy. It was a year in which the RPS continued to grow, not only as the professional body for pharmacists and pharmacy in Great Britain but also, through Pharmaceutical Press, as a publisher of globally recognised quality publications, including of course the Pharmaceutical Journal, which are relied upon by countless professionals.