RPS Consultant Pharmacist Curriculum Consultation

What is happening?


Following on from the launch of our standardised consultant pharmacist post approval process, the RPS announced its plans to develop a credentialing service for individuals to be assessed as meeting the entry standard for consultant-level practice.

We have developed an entry-level consultant pharmacist curriculum to inform professional development training and pathways, articulating the standard required to enter consultant level pharmacy practice in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In Scotland the Pharmacist Postgraduate Career Framework is in development and includes practice at a level equivalent to consultant which aligns with this curriculum.

To develop the underlying curriculum and assessment programme to support consultant-ready credentialing, a consultant pharmacist curriculum task and finish group was created to provide a coordinated approach to developing the consultant pharmacist curriculum. Formed in January 2020, membership includes consultant pharmacists from a wide variety of sectors of practice across the UK. The outcomes-based curriculum, based on the RPS Advanced Pharmacist Framework, is comprised of five broad domains:

  • Professional practice
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Leadership and management
  • Education
  • Research

The curriculum has been developed in line with the RPS Curriculum Development Quality Framework which defines the standards to be met by any RPS post-registration pharmacy curriculum.


The formal consultation of the draft curriculum will last for three weeks and we aim to launch the final consultant pharmacist curriculum in October 2020.

How can I get involved?

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We would like to invite you to feedback as an interested stakeholder to tell us if you have any comments on the content of the curriculum, its feasibility in terms of delivery, its relevance to all countries and sectors, and to help us understand how the curriculum may impact on different social groups.

If you wish to review the content, you can submit your feedback via the online form or by completing the word version below. The document below will be available to comment on until Tuesday 22nd September 2020.

Should you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].


Consultant Pharmacist Curriculum 

Consultant Pharmacist Curriculum Consultation form