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.
Resources by sector/role
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.
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
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).
Resources by theme
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Medicines, Ethics, and Practice (MEP)
A professional guide for pharmacists, it is an underpinning document to help pharmacists practise confidently and professionally.
Information about drug and device recalls, patient safety notices, health professional letters and other important communications concerning patient safety.
Professional Support Bulletins
Highlights current issues which may be in response to new legislation affecting pharmacy or from inquiries received by the RPS Support team.