We will usually send you an invite to upgrade your membership when you become eligible and you will see an upgrade button appear in 'My Profile' when you log in.
Who can upgrade?
Student members who have been successful with receiving their MRPharm/OSPAP or equivalent qualification
If you’ve gained your pharmacy degree and are a student member, you should upgrade to Associate membership for pre-registration trainees. It costs as little as £5.83 per month and you’ll get your own personal copy of the Medicines, Ethics and Practice guide (MEP), 30 days free access to the TP ONtrack online revision tool, a weekly copy of the PJ as well as other useful resources to help you prepare for your pre-registration exam.
Associate members who have passed their pre-registration exams
Congratulations on passing your pre-registration exams. If you've registered with the GPhC as a pharmacist you can upgrade to the full Member category. In addition to the benefits you received as an Associate member, you'll now be ablet to display the letters MRPharmS after your name, demonstrating to colleagues and employers that you take your professional development seriously and are keeping up to date on the latest pharmacy issues. There are also a range of support tools to help you transition fully from trainee to pharmacist. See our Recently Qualified Pharmacists page for more information. Membership costs as little as £16 per month.
What happens if you don’t upgrade?
If you become eligible to upgrade to another category of membership and do not then your membership will lapse.
This means you will no longer be a member and will need to apply to rejoin the appropriate category. We recommend that you do not allow this to happen as it will mean a disruption to benefits and services you would normally have access to on a regular basis - such as RPS Support and your weekly copy of the Pharmaceutical Journal.
If you are an Associate member and would like to start receiving the benefits full membership offers, you can upgrade through visiting 'My Profile'.