Our public affairs activity seeks to inform political decision-making and shape policy in England. We work closely with Ministers, officials, MPs, Peers, special advisers, local government representatives and other stakeholders.
Our targeted public affairs campaigns represent the needs and concerns of pharmacists. We ensure the voice of pharmacy is heard loudly and clearly at the highest level, helping the profession fulfil its true potential.
- Urgent and emergency care
- Pharmacists and GP surgeries
- Long-term conditions
- Care homes
- Patient health records
We also support the work of the All-Party Pharmacy Group (APPG), a group of MPs and Peers who promote the profession's current and potential contribution to healthcare.
To be kept up-to-date with political developments, RPS members can join the Your Voice in Government network.
You can also follow the RPS Public Affairs team on Twitter @RPS_Stakeholder.
A key aspect of our work is engaging with MPs and increasing their understanding of pharmacy, meaning we can inform the debate and better represent the profession. We have been particularly active in arranging pharmacy visits with MPs, and you can view our past visits here - Pharmacy Visits. We have been delighted to welcome Jane Ellison, the Public Health Minister, and George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, to visit their local pharmacies over 2015.
The Public Affairs team is happy to help any members who would like assistance with their own lobbying efforts, to arrange a pharmacy visit, or advice on political issues in their area.
To see RPS policy and news on other issues, visit our political issues index.