RPS Accreditation and Endorsement
As the professional leadership body for pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, we are committed to representing and supporting our members to deliver excellence across all sectors and developing a workforce that is not only capable but are confident leaders in healthcare.
Having the RPS accreditation quality mark will demonstrate your commitment to supporting the future development of the profession and the wider healthcare team. By seeking RPS accreditation you are demonstrating your organisation's commitment to the delivery of high quality professional development to RPS members, associated healthcare colleagues and the public.
Currently our accreditation service comprises:
- Accreditation of and training and development materials and events
- Accreditation of training providers
- Accreditation of community pharmacy premises - "Research Ready"
We also provide support and recognition for important pieces of work from other healthcare organisations through our endorsement service. By endorsing resources and initiatives we clearly demonstrate our profession's key role in patient care.
See the thinking about applying for RPS accreditation table for accreditation that suits you.
RPS accreditation is for organisations that have developed and provide resources and initiatives to support general workforce development in pharmacy. We accredit training programmes, published materials and editorial content and training events.
Currently we offer accreditation of training and development materials and events that fall into the following categories:
- Training Programmes - e.g. training with a face to face component, distant learning courses, e-learning programmes e.g. online educational training courses/modules
- Published materials and editorial content - e.g. journal article, educational and training workshops
- Training Events - e.g. conference congresses, seminars, workshops, face to face training events
By seeking accreditation with the RPS, training providers will demonstrate their commitment to the delivery of high quality professional development to RPS members and health care associates.
Organisations that may be eligible for accreditation as a training provider include those that facilitate and support the professional development of pharmacists and the wider healthcare team through the provision and delivery of their education and development programmes.
The list below provides examples of the types of organisations that could apply to become accredited training providers:
- Pharmacy education and training providers
- Postgraduate centres
- Pharmacy employers
- NHS employers
- Education providers
- Charity/voluntary organisations
Follow this chart for the accreditation that is most suited to you
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Provides infrastructure for learners, trainers and quality assurance processes
|Accredits work places and programmes of work|
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