Our Associate members are individuals who have a degree in pharmacy, but are not yet eligible to be Members.

This category is therefore primarily for:

Associate members of the Society can use the letters ARPharmS after their name and have access to all the services and benefits offered by the Society.

If you already know you want to join the Society, apply now. We look forward to working with you. There is no increase in our membership fees for 2014. Find out more about our membership fees.

Membership for preregistration trainees

The preregistration trainee year is one of the most important of your career and can often be one of the most stressful. Membership of the Society can support you through your training, ensuring you have all the tools you need to make your year go as smoothly as possible.

If you’re an existing Student member and have just graduated you can ‘upgrade’ to Associate membership by calling the membership team on 0845 257 2570. If you’re not an existing member, you can apply online now to become an Associate member.

Here are some of the other ways you can benefit from Associate membership:

  • FREE copy of MEP – worth £49.99
    MEP is the ‘must-have’ guide for pharmacists and contains information on many of the areas you need to cover as part of the performance outcomes in Unit C Medicines and Health section of the preregistration manual.
  • Minimum 25% discount on all publishing titles
    Pharmaceutical Press produce a range of titles that can enhance your knowledge and support your learning through your preregistration year. They also produce revision titles such as Registration Exam Questions I and II, to help you with your exam
  • Discounted access to ONtrack
    Another great way to revise for your registration exam, our online revision site has over 1,000 registration exam-style MCQs, all checked and verified by RPS Support.
  • Subscription to Pharmaceutical Journal – worth £195
    As part of your Associate membership you’ll receive your regular copy of the PJ, to ensure you keep up to date with all that is happening in the profession.
  • Practice guidance and support tools
    Our support team provide up to the minute guidance, keeping you abreast of any changes in pharmacy practice. Our online tools and quick reference guides will be invaluable to supporting you through the Medicines and Health section of your trainee workbook.

These are just a few of the services and benefits of membership. Find out more about all our services. And don’t forget of course, as an Associate member, you can show that you’re a part of your professional body with the use of the letters ARPharmS after your name.

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Membership for pharmacists registered overseas

Following a decision by our members in 2010 to introduce an Associate membership category, membership is now open to anyone who holds a degree in pharmacy from an institute recognised by the Society, but is not (yet) eligible to become a Member. The Society currently uses the International Pharmaceutical Federation’s (FIP) official world list of Pharmacy Schools as its recognised list of schools. Find out if your institution if recognised by the Society.

As an Associate member of the Society you will be part of a world renowned organisation and you will also have the kudos that comes from being part of an organisation with a ‘Royal’ title. In recognition of this, Associate members can use the letters ARPharmS after their name.

Associate members get all these benefits and more for just £8.33 per month:

• Subscription to Pharmaceutical Journal – worth £195
With its comprehensive coverage of pharmacy news, technical articles and reviews on medicines and medicines use as well as its continuing professional development section, the Pharmaceutical Journal is the essential read for pharmacists. Members can also subscribe to receive Clinical Pharmacist (worth £88) as part of their membership.

Minimum 25% discount on all publishing titles
Pharmaceutical Press is the publishing division of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, and is a leading provider of worldwide drug information in the science and practice of pharmacy. We produce major reference works such as Martindale, Stockleys and the British National Formulary (BNF).

Access to online groups

Membership will allow you to network with pharmacists from Great Britain and around the world, through our online networks. We have a dedicated group for overseas pharmacists as well as interest based groups such as our Secure Environment Pharmacists group or our Industrial Pharmacy Forum.

These are just a few of the services and benefits of membership. Find out more about all our services or apply online today.