The RPS endorsement demonstrates support of initiatives which underpin the pharmacy profession and/or patient care in recognition of education, professional guidance, training and development provided by RPS specialist partners, other professional bodies, healthcare organisations and pharmacy stakeholders. The RPS grants permission for the use of the RPS name and logo on all RPS endorsed initiatives.
How do we endorse?
As part of the process of endorsement we provide comment on draft materials, documentation, online programmes, courses and events and may request amendments to content that are not aligned with RPS policies and views. We may also invite our specialist partners to comment on endorsement submissions as required.
What is the difference between RPS endorsement and RPS accreditation?
Publications and other training and development resources that are to be marketed or have some other commercial basis are suitable for RPS accreditation and are not eligible for RPS endorsement. Materials submitted for accreditation would not have had any involvement or input from the RPS in relation to their design, development, nor consultation at any stage of their developmental process. All accreditation materials are submitted at the final stage of development for review and QA only, and are accredited based on RPS criteria and standards. The RPS may ask for amendments before agreeing to accredit the training if the submissions do not meet the RPS accreditation criteria. On successful completion of the process the RPS accreditation logo (carrying the year of accreditation) is issued for use on materials for the duration of the accreditation period.
Endorsements however do not have a commercial bias and often involve prior input or agreement by the RPS and when endorsed would be eligible to carry the RPS corporate logo for the duration of the publication.
What is the difference between RPS endorsement and co-badging?
RPS is often asked to contribute towards or work in partnership with specialist partners, other professional bodies, healthcare organisations or pharmacy stakeholders in developing specific documentations, courses or events aligning these with RPS standards and remit. RPS is also invited frequently to comment on drafts and contribute to content of consultation responses, education, training and development programmes, materials and events. In such instances the RPS logo will be used alongside the logos of relevant organisations' with or without the text "working in partnership with", as required. Unlike RPS endorsements, these materials and initiatives will be co-owned by RPS and the relevant organisation(s).