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Membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

In order to support you throughout your career, we offer different types of membership tailored to your career stage. Find out below which membership category is most suitable for you.

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Practising pharmacists

Practising pharmacists

Anyone who is currently registered as a pharmacist with the GPhC.

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Recently Qualified Pharmacists

Recently qualified pharmacists

Pharmacists in the early stages of their careers (1-2 years) can apply for RPS membership at a reduced rate.

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Preregistration trainees

Pre-registration trainees

Trainees currently undertaking their pre-registration placement qualify for Associate membership.

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Student membership

Students

Anyone studying for an MPharm degree, or its overseas equivalent, at an institute recognised by the Society.

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Pharmaceutical scientist membership

Pharmaceutical scientists

Available to those with a bachelor's degree, experience in the pharmaceutical sciences with at least 2 years in a pharmaceutical scientist role.

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Society Fellowship

Fellows

Members with not less than 12 years standing who've made an outstanding contribution to pharmacy can be nominated for Fellowship.

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Overseas pharmacists

Overseas pharmacists

Anyone who practicing overseas but holds a degree in pharmacy from a recognised institution.

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Retired or former pharmacist membership

Former/Retired pharmacists

Pharmacists who are not currently practising and are no longer on the GPhC register.

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