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Current Governing Documents


Gazette Notice - Amendment to Regulation 2.3 (Membership Fees and Subscriptions)

At the meeting held on 17 July 2019, RPS Assembly agreed that the following amendments to the Society’s Regulations will take effect from 1 October. Any member who wishes to comment to the Assembly on the changes is asked to do so by 17 September. Comments should be sent to [email protected].

The current requirement for all fee changes to be gazetted for 60 days will be removed. The headline fee rates payable for each year will continue to be published on the website and in the PJ, and amendments to these publicised to existing members in the run up to the renewal period, when members will of course still have the option to pay the new annual fee or cancel their membership.

Regulation 2.3 will therefore be amended as follows:

‘Standard fees and subscriptions for membership of the Society shall be fixed by the Assembly from time to time and shall be published on the Society’s website and annually in the Society’s Journal. Any changes in fees and subscriptions must be ‘gazetted’ in draft for sixty days on the RPS website and in the Pharmaceutical Journal prior to adoption in order for representations from the Membership to be solicited. Any views, comments or objections received from the membership during this period will then be considered by the Assembly.’


Gazette Notice - Pharmaceutical Press Ltd Publishing Board

At the meeting held on 20 March 2019, RPS Assembly agreed that the following amendments to the Society’s Regulations will take effect from 1 August. Any member who wishes to comment to the Assembly on the changes is asked to do so by 14 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 the Publisher of the PJ


Note re: Changes to Governance Documents 2018

At the meeting held on 22 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 8 June 2018
Schedule to the Regulations in place up to 8 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.