Early Careers Pharmacist Advisory Group

Providing strong representation to early career pharmacists, our Early Careers Pharmacist Advisory Group ensures pharmacists at the beginning of their careers are recognised in the pharmacy sector across England, Scotland and Wales.

An empowered and representative network of experts across all relevant backgrounds, the group identifies the needs of early career pharmacists in relation to:

  • Professional development
  • Practice support 
  • Advocacy, 

To find out more contact [email protected]

Atif Saddiq appointed RPS Early Careers Pharmacist Advisory Group chair

Atif, a portfolio pharmacist in General Practice and Academia currently working as a lecturer at the University of Bradford, will head up the group for the next three years.

Atif said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as Chair. We will work to help provide direction for our peers to allow them to achieve their ambitions. We often hear that pharmacists feel frustrated, not always being able to use the breadth of their core skills and knowledge. This group will create new opportunities for younger pharmacists and provide guidance to inspire, inform and involve them in creating a professionally rewarding future."

Gail Fleming, Director of Education at RPS, said, “Congratulations to Atif on his appointment as Chair of the Advisory Group. This is an exciting opportunity for him to lead the group and facilitate their contributions to our work.

“The group is going to play an important role in helping to shape the future of our profession and I am confident that Atif’s tenure will meet the core values of the RPS and represent our early career pharmacists to the best of his ability.”

RPS is also creating a wider reference group of Early Careers Pharmacists, up to 10 years qualified, which will work alongside the advisory group. It will help identify needs around professional development, practice support and advocacy, as well as acting as a source of expertise, advice and opinion to inform RPS policy decisions and operational delivery plans.

The group is now looking for new volunteer members to help test a range of products for the RPS and provide feedback to support our membership offer for early career pharmacists.

If you'd like to be part of the new wider reference group, please email: [email protected] by Friday 24 July.