Education and Standards Committee (ESC)

The Education and Standards Committee has two primary functions: -

  • To provide advice and make recommendations to the RPS Education and Professional Development Directorate, and in turn RPS Assembly, in relation to the RPS Education and Workforce strategy
  • To fulfil the role of overarching quality assurance for all RPS credentialing and assessments, specifically to approve RPS frameworks, curricula and assessment regulations and processes.

The ESC provides strategic and expert advice relating to education and workforce development across GB and as part of the RPS role internationally. 

The Committee does not have a governance function in terms of policy decision-making or oversight of the delivery of the business plan of the Education and Professional Development Directorate. 

It does have an important role in the quality assurance of RPS assessments through oversight and ratification of decisions made by the Foundation Pharmacist and Advanced Pharmacist Assessment Panels as well as the Assessment Regulatory Panel. 

The Committee reports to the RPS Assembly. It also works closely with the RPS National Boards. There are interdependencies and cross fertilisation across a range of RPS Committees and Advisory Groups. 



Anthony Cox (Chair)

  • Ruth Edwards
  • Fiona Hughes
  • Amareen Kamboh
  • Alykhan Kassam
  • Sally Lau
  • Philip Newland-Jones
  • Charlotte Richardson
  • Debra Roberts
  • Ramandeep Sandhu
  • Mathew Shaw
  • Raminder Sihota
  • Heather Smith
  • Lynne Smith
  • Anne Watson