About local practice forums

Local practice forum

A Local Practice Forum (LPF) provides a local network for Royal Pharmaceutical Society members.

Members can come together routinely 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 choose, 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 the local outreach of the Society, providing members and non-members with local opportunities to network with other likeminded 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. You do need to be a member to be part of the LPF steering group, and you can easily join us today via our website - you do not need to be a member for a certain period of time before volunteering on a steering group so you can sign up today and get involved right away! 

Whilst many of the LPFs open their doors to non-members as a taster before becoming a member, as a non-member pharmacist you may also have questions that you want to ask before considering membership, or general questions about the LPFs. If so, please feel free to contact us here

There are dedicated members of the RPS team who are responsible for supporting the LPFs in their region and act as contacts for members. If you want to know more about what is happening in your area, be sure to email your regional manager at the RPS.

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