For the purpose of this group, hospital practice includes providers of pharmacy services in or to acute, mental health, private, community services, prison, hospice and ambulance settings.
It also covers areas of practice where hospital pharmacy expertise and influence is required to improve care e.g. whole health economy solutions to medicines optimisation challenges.
The Hospital Expert Advisory Group (HEAG) has supported the RPS and the profession by:
Developing areas for action following the report of the Gosport Independent panel report
Providing oversight for the update to the Guidance on the Safe and Secure Handling of Medicines (including administration of medicines)
Developing definitions to underpin benchmarking metrics for acute hospitals
Our standards for hospital pharmacy
Contributing to thought leadership at the Pharmacy Workforce Summit: Right place, right time, right number positioning the workforce for patients
Contribution to the development of the RPS Ultimate guide for Chief Pharmacists or equivalent (published Sept 2017)
Ensuring expert input to RPS responses to consultations, requests for endorsement and to requests for comment on resources produced by other professions and specialist groups.
If you'd like to contact the RPS Hospital Expert Advisory Group email [email protected]
See the group’s Terms of Reference
8 June 2022 - Agenda with outcomes