The Queen congratulates RPS on 180th anniversary

Today the Royal Pharmaceutical Society is marking its 180 year anniversary.

Leading the celebrations, RPS President Sandra Gidley said: “This is a very special year for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

“I’m enormously proud to be President as RPS marks its 180 years of service. From our early beginnings to the development of a modern profession, RPS has been the home of pharmacy.

“Today we celebrate 180 years of supporting pharmacists to improve care for patients and are delighted to have received a letter of congratulations from our Patron, Her Majesty the Queen, to mark the occasion. I’m particularly pleased that Her Majesty has commended the role pharmacists have played during the pandemic.

“We will build on our rich heritage and take the best of this forward into the future, striving at all times to put pharmacy at the forefront of healthcare.”

This letter was received in advance of the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh on 9th April 2021. We deferred our celebrations on our founding date of 15th April out of respect.