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Gazette Notice - Pharmaceutical Press Ltd Publishing Board

At the meeting held on 20th March 2019, RPS Assembly agreed that the following amendments to the Society’s Regulations will take effect from 1st August. Any member who wishes to comment to the Assembly on the changes is asked to do so by 14th July. Comments should be sent to [email protected].

Regulation 16.2 PhP Board of Director s
Composition of the PhP Board shall be amended as follows:

In accordance with its Articles of Association PhP shall have a Board of 9 10 directors, comprising the following:

  • three Executive directors (RPS’s Chief Executive and Finance Director, and the PhP Managing Director)
  • one Non-Executive director being the Chairman of PhP, who is appointed by RPS
  • three  four Non-Executive directors comprising people with skills and experience gained in the publishing, information, media and digital markets
  • two Non-Executive directors, the President of RPS and one other Assembly member, representing the pharmacy profession, who are members (but not employees) of the RPS. Such appointments will be nominated by the Publishing Appointments Committee and approved by the Assembly
  • Observer status for President of RPS and the Publisher of the PJ


Note re: Changes to Governance Documents 2018

At the meeting held on 22nd March 2018 RPS Assembly agreed that the following amendments to the Society's Regulations would take effect from 8th June. Any members who wished to comment to the Assembly on the proposed changes were given the opportunity to do so.

i) Regulations

A new Regulations document replaced the old version. Schedules to the Regulations as a stand-alone document were discontinued, with the main relevant governance information incorporated into the new Regulations document. However, any changes in fees and subscriptions must still be gazetted in draft for 60 days on the RPS website and in the Pharmaceutical Journal prior to adoption in order for representations from the Membership to be solicited. 

Regulations in place up to 8th June 2018
Schedule to the Regulations in place up to 8th June 2018

ii) Code of Conduct

Now incorporated as an appendix to the Regulations. (Conduct Scheme for Members and Conduct Scheme for Members of Governance Bodies updated).

iii) Governance Handbook

The Governance Handbook has now been discontinued, with all relevant governance information being formally incorporated into the new Regulations document.

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