Professional standards for community pharmacy services

Building professional standards for community pharmacy services.

Community Pharmacy Shoot 25-11-13 040Community pharmacists should have a framework of professional standards to build upon.

Developing these standards will help us create a framework to deliver consistent, high-quality pharmacy services for the people who use them. 

We'll speak to community pharmacists, community pharmacies, patients and other stakeholders throughout 2019 to help us develop these standards. 

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Listen below to one of our experts explain how these standards will help you.

Further information & key dates

Literature review Literature review

View the RPS Professional Standards for Community Pharmacy literature review here.

Engagement events summary Engagement events summary

View the engagement events summary here.

Steering group - terms of reference Steering group - terms of reference

View the steering group terms of reference here.

Advisory group members Advisory group members

RPS Team


Job title


Wing Tang

Head of Professional Standards


Sonia Garner

Professional Standards Advisor


Steering Group


Role on steering group 


Cathy Picton

Independent Chair and Consultant


Sally Arnison

Independent community pharmacy owner 


Reena Barai

Independent community pharmacy owner


Christine Bond

Academic with community pharmacy research expertise


James Davies

Superintendent of an internet pharmacy 


Aimi Dickinson

Community Pharmacy Education and Training 

Boots UK

Pete Horrocks

Superintendent Pharmacist

Knights Pharmacy

Fran Husson

Lay/patient representative


Oliver Jones

Pharmacy Technician


Acacia Leong

Community Pharmacist employee


Simon O'Neill

Lay/patient representative


Julia Parascandolo

Care Services Pharmacist

Boots UK

Janice Perkins

Pharmacy Superintendent


Heather Randle

Nursing practitioner

Royal College of Nursing

George Romanes

Community Pharmacist contractor


Lara Seymour

Community Pharmacist  locum


Alasdair Shearer

Community Pharmacist employee


Jonathan Simms


Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Emily Waller

Lay/patient representative


James Wood


Community Pharmacy Surrey and Sussex


Key dates

  • January 16th 2019: Scoping workshop London 
  • January 22nd 2019: Scoping workshop Glasgow
  • February 7th 2019: Scoping workshop Cardiff
  • March 2019: Steering group discuss scope
  • March - September 2019: Draft 
  • September - October 2019: Public consultation 
  • October 2019: Thematic analysis of consultation responses
  • March 2020: Publication (TBC)
  • How RPS develops standards and guidance

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