Support resources from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Pharmacists deal with a variety of issues on a daily basis whether working in community, hospital or other pharmacy sectors. We produce a range of concise and user-friendly professional, legal, ethical and good practice guidance materials to support you in your day to day practice, including quick reference guides, standards, alerts and professional support bulletins.

We are currently making some major updates to our online services to improve the user experience for our members.

Between Sunday 26 March 17 and Thursday 30 March 17 you will not be able to login to our website and access some of our support resources.

If you require access to resources in this section, please contact our Professional Support Team via stating your membership number and the title of resource you wish to access.


Resources by sector/role

Community pharmacy

Our online community pharmacist support hub is designed to provide easy access to our suite of resources, mapped over four themes, providing information to support day to day practice and to empower professional, confident pharmacy practice.

Visit the community pharmacy hub »

Hospital pharmacy

Tools and resources, divided into five themes, covering relevant aspects of secondary care ranging from overarching standards and guidance for hospital pharmacy services to providing information to support day to day practice and to empower professional, confident pharmacy practice 

Visit the hospital pharmacy hub »

The ultimate guide for pharmacists working in GP practices

We have developed this online ultimate guide to support pharmacists working in or with GP Practices. It will be useful for pharmacists thinking of a clinical career in general practice or starting work in a GP practice for the first time.

Visit the ultimate guide for pharmacists working in GP practices »

Responsible pharmacist

The responsible pharmacist hub provides FAQs and resources for anyone who works, or might work, in a registered pharmacy and needs to know about the role of the responsible pharmacist (RP).

Visit the responsible pharmacist hub »

Patient engagement hub

The purpose of this hub is to provide ideas and inspiration to stimulate and support other teams with engagement. The hub provides easy access to resources, mapped over nine themes.

Visit the patient engagement hub »

Resources by theme

Pharmacy law and ethics

Pharmacy law and ethics

Legal and ethical matters affect and influence the day to day decisions which pharmacists make. We recognise this and have produced the following guidance to help you deal with issues which arise in practice.

View our pharmacy law and ethics resources »


Reclassified medicines

Increasingly more products are being reclassified or switched from POM to P, providing a larger repertoire of medicines which pharmacists can select from to treat their patients. We have produced guidance to help you when selling or supplying P medicines over the counter.

View our reclassified medicines resources »

Pharmacy practice

Pharmacy practice

It is important that pharmacists adhere to best practice in their day to day roles in all sectors. The following resources will support you in various aspects of your practice whether it is in the community, hospital or the industrial sector.

View our pharmacy practice resources »

Clinical aspects of pharmacy

Clinical aspects of pharmacy

Pharmacies are increasingly providing a wide range of clinical services and it is important for pharmacists to be aware of the latest evidence based guidance on disease areas. These resources will support you in making evaluated and evidence based decisions about patient care.

View our clinical aspects of pharmacy resources »

Public health

Public health

Pharmacists and their staff have an important role in public health. These resources will help you advise your patients on different areas of public health.

View our public health resources »

Professional guidance

Professional standards

Professional standards build on the minimum levels of practice set by regulators and provide a broad framework which supports pharmacists and their teams to improve services, shape future services and pharmacy roles to deliver quality patient care.

View our professional standards guidance »


Medicines, Ethics, and Practice (MEP)

A professional guide for pharmacists, it is an underpinning document to help pharmacists practise confidently and professionally.

Find more about our MEP resource »

Regular alerts

Support alerts

Support alerts

Information about drug and device recalls, patient safety notices, health professional letters and other important communications concerning patient safety.

View our support alerts »

PSB alert

Professional Support Bulletins

Highlights current issues which may be in response to new legislation affecting pharmacy or from inquiries received by the Professional Support team.

View our Professional Support Bulletins »