About the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society is the professional body for pharmacists and pharmacy in England, Scotland and Wales.

The Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain was founded on April 15 1841 by a group of leading London chemists and druggists. Our face may have changed a bit over the years, but our core values remain the same.

We put our members at the heart of everything we do, working collaboratively with stakeholders across the profession to enhance the reputation and develop the role of pharmacy and through this, meet the needs of our members.

If you'd like to find our more about who we are and what we stand for, you might find our vision and mission and values pages of interest.

Information about our English, Welsh, and Scottish Pharmacy Boards can be found in the how we are goverened section. Details of our executive team can also be found under About Us.

If you'd like to find out more about our beginnings, you might like to look at our history of the society page and our museum section.


Are you thinking of joining the Society? Membership offers a huge range of benefits; including access to all our support resources and guidance, a copy of the MEP, a subscription to the Pharmaceutical Journal, use of the Society post nominal MRPharmS, and of course a strong professional body representing your needs. Still not convinced? Take a look at our full list of membership benefits.

We offer many different types of membership to support you throughout your career, from your days as a student to your well-deserved retirement. There is also a range of discounts and payment options to ensure membership is affordable for all.

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Media centre

Our media centre houses the latest pharmacy news releases from our press office, a free-to-use image library, information about our spokespeople and details on how to contact the media team.

We have a blog which features information, opinion pieces and commentary on health, health policy issues and lifestyle choices, written by our experts. 

If you're looking for information about public health, you might want to take a look at iPharmacist or our facts about medicines page.

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PJ Publications and Pharmaceutical Press

PJ Online features all the content from PJ Publications; including Clinical Pharmacist and The Pharmaceutical Journal. Access to all the content and features on PJ Online is available to Society members. TP ONTrack, an online revision tool, is also available from PJ Online.

Pharmaceutical Press is a leading provider of authoritative pharmaceutical information used throughout the world. Our international catalogue contains more than 150 print and digital works, including the British National Formulary (BNF), Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference and Stockley's Drug Interactions. Furthermore, our members get up to 30% discount on Pharmaceutical Press titles ordered from the online shop.

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Venues and facilities

Looking for venues in London, Edinburgh or Cardiff? The Society's regional offices have meeting rooms for hire which come fully equipped with tele-conferencing facilities, flipcharts and projectors. Video-conferencing and catering facilities are also available.

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Contact us

If you're a member contacting us with a Support query, please fill out an online enquiry form.
Alternatively, you can email us or call us on 0845 257 2570. General enquiries can also be directed to this number.

Further information about how to contact the London, Edinburgh and Cardiff offices can be found on our Contact us page.