Industrial Pharmacists Forum



The Industrial Pharmacists Forum is a membership group open to any RPS member who is engaged in industrial practice, acts as a consultant to industry, whose work concerns or who has an interest in, industrial, regulatory or technical matters




To provide a dynamic forum for all pharmacists and pharmaceutical professionals working in industries allied to healthcare, to provide leadership and influence from an industry perspective to the governing bodies of the pharmacy profession and to facilitate recruitment and retention of pharmacists in, or associated with, the pharmaceutical industry.


Aims and objectives:

  • To advise and influence the governing bodies of the pharmacy profession in their policy development and on developments in the pharmaceutical industry that may affect the future of the profession.
  • To promote careers in the pharmaceutical industry to students, graduates and pharmacists and to promote the value of pharmacists to industrial employers in order to increase the talent pool of industrial pharmacists.
  • To influence curriculum and competence development programmes to ensure graduates and pharmacists have the necessary skills and knowledge for successful careers within the industry.
  • To support industrial pharmacists throughout their careers by ensuring the provision of high quality development opportunities and forums for net-working and best practice sharing.


The Industrial Pharmacists Forum is supported by the Industrial Pharmacists Forum steering group (a closed group)

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European Industrial Pharmacy Journal

In October 2008, EIPG launched its electronic journal, European Industrial Pharmacy. The journal contains articles, news and comments of special interest to pharmaceutical scientists and executives working in the European pharmaceutical and allied industries. It is independently managed, has a European Editorial Advisory Board and will allow the voices of industrial pharmacists to be communicated to as wide an audience as possible.

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Pre-registration Pharmacist Information Pack

The Pre-registration Pharmacist Information Pack aims tell you a little about the global pharmaceutical companies that offer pre-registration pharmacist training. It also includes information on the wide range of roles carried out by scientists in the pharmaceutical industry and provides answers to some of your frequently asked questions.

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