Why should I attend Annual Conference 2017?

The RPS Annual Conference is now in it's 7th year. Find out why so many of your peers and colleagues attend year after year, and why you should too.

There's something for everyone

The RPS Annual Conference guarantees something for every pharmacist across all sectors, with valuable opportunities to develop your skills and progress in your professional development. 

Community pharmacists

Prof. Sir J.A. Muir Gray, Adviser for Public Health England, and Chair of NHS Health and Social Care Digital Service will be at the conference to discuss recent changes in pharmacy, and share some insight into the what the future will look like, and how you can best prepare for it.

Attend our controversial and thought-provoking debate, ‘Dispense with Dispensing?’. 
Health professionals will discuss the possibility and outcomes of a future where technology and robots take over the role of pharmacists in dispensing in this likely-to-be-lively session.
Will remote dispensing free up valuable time for pharmacists, or are we risking oversight and accidents occurring without clear responsibility? Find out what the experts think!

Meet other community pharmacists and grow your network. Annual Conference is a great opportunity to share examples of exciting new activities others are undertaking in their pharmacies to inform and inspire you and your team.

Job hunters

Looking for a new role? Our Workforce and Career Development stream offers insight into new, alternative, and emerging roles in the profession, how you can develop your personal skills, and prepare for revalidation.

In our Learning Zone, we have CV building and interview skills workshops. Visit our session on how to build your Faculty portfolio, to demonstrate your professional development to prospective employers. While our leadership framework session, will focus on how to put the behaviours of effective, engaging leadership into practice.

With over 500 delegates expected, the Annual Conference is a great place to network and make connections, which may help you in your search for a new job.

Hospital pharmacists

Take part in our feedback session on the development of our new Professional standards for hospital pharmacy, and make sure you’re part of creating national standards that will guide the way you practice. Have your say! 

We also have a special session on understanding monoclonal antibodies, their applications issues, and how biologicals will be used in future, as well as a session which will update you on the state of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the UK.

Our sessions on long term conditions like obesity, mental health and diabetes provide insight into what you need to know about all the latest developments in diseases that will impact your practice.

Students and Pre-reg trainees

Gain an insight into new and emerging roles in the pharmacy field with our Workforce and Career Development stream, featuring speakers who work in GP practices, prisons, accident & emergency, industry, academia, and care homes.

Join our CV building and interview skills workshops to help you get ahead and land your dream role once you qualify.

Network with your future colleagues, and those who've been through the process, who you can go to for advice and inspiration. 


Our spotlight session on practice research showcases some exciting reviews and evaluations, such as the review of the Care Homes Independent Pharmacist Prescribing Study (CHIPPS), and the national evaluation of pharmacists working in GP pharmacists.

Don't just take our word for it!

See what past delegates have said about the RPS Annual Conference.





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