RPS Awards 2017

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society Awards programme celebrates and acknowledges the achievements of teams and individuals across pharmacy and pharmaceutical science.

The RPS Awards recognise and reward excellence and innovation in pharmacy and pharmaceutical science and those setting the highest standards. We are delighted to be able to highlight the successes and achievements of our members, which ultimately improves and enhances patient care.

We are proud to announce the introduction of additional awards including Team of the Year, Patient Champion and Innovation in Quality Improvement. Our awards encompass all pharmacy sectors and career stages with categories ranging from Student of the Year Award through to our Lifetime Achievement Award. The criteria of all awards have been reviewed and updated and made more relevant for you.

The Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday 3 September 2017 at The Vox, Birmingham, following on from the first day of the RPS Annual Conference 2017.
Tickets for the Awards ceremony are required to be purchased separately. 

See our past winners in the Honours section.

We are pleased to announce our shortlisted nominees the RPS Awards 2017. Click here to see our nominees.

Book your place today

Sunday 3 September 2017, 7pm - 11:30pm
The Vox, Birmingham

Book your place now to join the celebrations and acknowledgements in pharmacy.

The ticket includes a drinks reception, three course meal, and some fantastic networking opportunities! 

Ticket Prices

RPS member £60
Non-member £90
Guest (of RPS member) £60
Table (10 spaces) £600

Award categories

Student of the Year Student of the Year

In association with the BPSA, this award recognises a student who is an asset to pharmacy and stands out through their commitment and engagement with their university.

This should be demonstrated through performance through the academic year and engaging in extracurricular activities, like participation on staff/student liaison committees, or having launched an initiative which has benefited their fellow students.

Pre-Registration Trainee of the Year Pre-Registration Trainee of the Year

This award recognises a pre-registration trainee who has demonstrated excellent achievement academically, as well as clearly showing commitment to pharmacy above and beyond what is expected throughout the pre-registration training year.


For example, they may have been involved in research, or an initiative which is felt deserves recognition from experienced colleagues and peers. 


Excellence in Pharmaceutical Science Excellence in Pharmaceutical Science

Excellence in Pharmaceutical Science recognises those who have delivered proactive and innovative projects and initiatives that lead the way in pharmaceutical science. 

The nominee should have demonstrated excellence in pharmaceutical science, by showing innovation and initiative, and contributing to a project which has had an impact on the improvement of pharmaceutical science.




Innovation in Quality Improvement Innovation in Quality Improvement

A new addition to the years RPS Awards. This award highlights the impact an individual has had on work around quality improvement activities via a project or initiative. 

We're looking for someone whose innovative approach has positively impacted patients or the profession, and shown commitment to developing and delivering quality in their projects and initiatives.


Excellence in Education Excellence in Education

The Excellence in Education award recognises an outstanding contribution to pharmacy education and development over and above a customary level of practice.

The nominee should have made an outstanding contribution to pharmacy education and development, which would be recognised throughout the UK.  They should be able to show that they've had a major impact on outcomes for learners, shown innovation, as well as having an influence on pharmacy workforce and patient care.


Achievement in Local Engagement Achievement in Local Engagement

This award recognises a positive impact in pharmacy through engagement at a local level. This may include working collaboratively with local pharmacies and healthcare networks to reach a wide range of different audiences. 


Team of the Year Team of the Year

A new addition to the RPS Awards, this award recognises a team who have worked collaboratively and across disciplines and boundaries. 

Teams entering will have to have demonstrated they've worked together as a multidiscipilinary team that possess expert skills to influence and engage as thought leaders, and demonstrated the use of appropriate communication skills. The team will have delivered outstanding outcomes for the pharmacy profession, over the past 12 months.


Leadership in Pharmacy Award Leadership in Pharmacy Award

This award recognises an outstanding leader within pharmacy. 

The nominee will have demonstrated the use of innovative leadership approaches, and have been engaged in innovation projects and initiatives. They have met the criteria in the RPS Leadership Development Framework, and have overall had a positive impact on the pharmacy profession and patients. 


Practice Research Award Practice Research Award

This award recognises individuals, aged up to 45 who have made a significant contribution to pharmacy practice research and demonstrated the potential to become a leader in the field. The winner will receive a cheque for £1,000.

Patient Champion Patient Champion

A new addition to the RPS Awards. The Patient Champion is a person who has demonstrated an outstanding performance in improving outcomes for patient care in pharmacy.

They've shown best practice with a patient-centred approach and have been engaged in innovation projects or initiatives for the benefit of patients. They have overall had a positive impact on patients.


Lifetime Achievement award Lifetime Achievement award

This award recognises achievements in promoting and developing pharmacy, innovation, research and development in addition to publication and sharing of good practice. 

The nominee will need to have demonstrated an outstanding performance throughout their pharmacy career, over a period of several years, as well as showing dedication.  


Harrison medal Harrison medal

This biannual heritage medal recognises a mid-career scientist who has made an outstanding contribution to pharmaceutical science, advancing the science and practice of pharmacy.

This medal is in memory of the late Colonel E.F. Harrison, a distinguished pharmaceutical chemist, who was credited with the invention of a gas mask which saved thousands of British & Allied lives in the First World War.

2017 Royal Pharmaceutical Society Science Award

The winner will receive a commemorative award, £1,000 in prize money and an invitation to present the RPS Award Lecture on their work at the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences International PharmSci Conference meeting on Thursday 7th September 2017.


Student of the Year award
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