About local practice forums

Local practice forum

A Local Practice Forum (LPF) is a local network for Royal Pharmaceutical Society members. Members can network virtually or attend face to face events.

Members can come together at regular local events to:

      •   promote and share best practice  

      •   support their CPD  

      •   demonstrate local leadership

      •   help influence country boards

      •   provide local peer-to-peer support

      •   keep up to date with important local and national pharmacy matters


There are 46 LPFs covering all areas of England, Wales and Scotland. Members can join any LPF they chose, be it closer to where they live or where they work, and there is no limit on how many you can join. The LPF is an extension of the Society, providing members with local opportunities to meet other likeminded pharmacy professionals. 

As member-run networks, each LPF is represented by a steering group, which is a great opportunity to get involved and to make sure that your LPF is doing all it can to meet local practice needs. As a steering group member, you get the opportunity to represent the profession and work closely on behalf of the Society with other local and national health organisations.

We are always looking for new steering group members to join us – if you are interested, then please complete the form.

LPFs are supported by four Local Relationship Development Managers (LRDMs) who act as are contacts for members. If you want to know anything about what is happening in your area, be sure to contact your LRDM.

To make it easier to locate your local practice forum, and find out who your LRDM is, we have categorised these networks into the following areas:

       •   London and Kent »

       •   Midlands and East »

       •   Southern England »

       •   Northern England »

       •   Scotland »

       •   Wales »


Click here to log in your LPF » 

LPF Toolkit