We support call for protecting healthcare staff from COVID-19 variants

We've co-signed a letter to the Prime Minister which calls for increased protection for health and care workers from new COVID-19 variants.

The letter is supported by organisations representing doctors, nurses, paramedics and other health professions, and makes a number of recommendations, including on ventilation and respiratory protection, and calls for further research and updated guidance.

RPS President Sandra Gidley said:

“Pharmacists and pharmacy teams are on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic and have shown enormous dedication to supporting patient care under the most challenging circumstances.

“As our understanding of COVID-19 variants evolves, it’s vital that guidance and support keeps pace so that all health and care workers receive the protection they need.”

Read the letter here.

Protecting pharmacy teams, including access to PPE, has been a key focus for RPS throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more on our hub page.


12 months of membership for the price of 11

We all feel like we've missed out in 2020, so we want to give you something back for 2021.

Get your 12 months of RPS membership for the price of 11, when you renew before 28 February, using annual direct debit. That’s an extra month, completely free, saving you up to £19!

Over that 12 months you'll get:

  • An exciting program of vital webinars (at least one webinar a week!)
  • Our brand new digital MEP, coming in 2021
  • All the support you need during COVID-19.

With your support, we can continue advocating for pharmacy in the coming year and supporting our members everywhere.

Renew your membership today!