New RPS Advanced Pharmacist Assessment Panel

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has established an Advanced Pharmacist Assessment Panel (APAP) as part of its education governance structure.

APAP’s role will be to oversee all RPS advanced and consultant pharmacist assessment and credentialing processes and will report to the RPS Education and Standards Committee.

More specifically APAP will:

  • Set the standard for advanced and consultant pharmacist credentialing assessments
  • Quality assure the advanced and consultant pharmacist credentialing assessments
  • Ratify advanced and consultant pharmacist credentialing assessments
  • Set the standard for consultant pharmacist post approval
  • Quality assure consultant pharmacist post approval

Members of APAP were recruited through an open process with a large number of high quality applicants from across the UK and pharmacy sectors. The first meeting of APAP is due to take place on 3 March 2021.  Membership is as follows:

Alice Conway, Pharmacy Lead Education and Development, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH)

Andrew Radley, Consultant in Public Health Pharmacy, NHS Tayside

Gordon Rushworth, Programme Director, Highland Pharmacy Education & Research Centre

Kerry Street, Pharmacy Leaning Environment Lead, HEE Wessex Training Hub, Programme Lead for Postgraduate Clinical Diploma (Primary Care), University of Bath

Laura O’Loan, Associate Postgraduate Pharmacy Dean, Northern Ireland Centre for Pharmacy Learning and Development (NICPLD)

Laura Sims, General Practitioner, St Thomas Medical Group

Louise Brown, Principal Teaching Fellow in Pharmacy Practice, University College London (UCL)

Ramandeep Kaur Sandhu, Lead Operational Medicines Optimisation and Primary Care services pharmacist, GP Federation, Teaching Fellow, Aston University

Rosalind Gittins, Director of Pharmacy, Humankind Charity

Stephen Tomlin, Chief Pharmacist, Great Ormond Street Hospital

Susan Roberts, Associate Postgraduate Pharmacy Dean, NHS Education for Scotland (NES)