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For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest challenge of our careers. We’re doing everything we can to help.

Since the pandemic began, traffic to our website has doubled, and our one-to-one support team has helped more than a thousand pharmacists.

Our members make all this possible. Without this income, we can’t keep supporting pharmacists.

So we need your support. If you find our tools and guidance useful, we need you to become a member — and to help us do even more.

Joining costs just 60p a day, and means, whatever the future of pharmacy looks like, we’ll be there to put it at the forefront of healthcare.

Join today to protect the future of pharmacy

Webinars

We’ve made our webinars available to help all pharmacists during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
To watch them, just register for free.

The word from the Board

 

Tamara Cairney, Scottish Pharmacy Board

A member of our Scottish Pharmacy Board, Tamara Cairney, gives her personal update on the coronavirus crisis.

 

 

 

Thorrun Govind, English Pharmacy Board

A member of our English Pharmacy Board, Thorrun Govind, gives her personal update on the coronavirus crisis.

 

 

 

 

 

Claire Anderson, English Board Chair

Our English Board Chair, Claire Anderson, gives her personal update on the coronavirus crisis.

 

 

 

Jonathan Burton, Scottish Board Chair

Our Scottish Board Chair, Jonathan Burton, gives a personal update on the coronavirus crisis.

 

 

 

 

 Mahendra Patel, English Pharmacy Board member

Our English Board Treasurer, Mahendra Patel, gives a personal update on the coronavirus crisis.

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Burton, Scottish Board Chair

Our Scottish Board Chair, Jonathan Burton, gives a personal update on the coronavirus crisis.

 

 

 

 

Ash Soni, English Pharmacy Board

A member of our English Pharmacy Board, Ash Soni, gives his personal update on the coronavirus crisis.

 

 

 

Deborah Stafford, Scottish Pharmacy Board

A member of our Scottish Pharmacy Board, Debbie Stafford, gives her personal update on the coronavirus crisis.

 

 

 

Rob Davies, Welsh Pharmacy Board

A member of our Welsh Pharmacy Board, Rob Davies, gives his personal update on the coronavirus crisis.

 

 

 

Jonathan Burton, Scottish Board Chair

Our Scottish Board Chair, Jonathan Burton, gives a personal update on the coronavirus crisis.

 

 

 

Jodie Gwenter, Welsh Pharmacy Board

A member of our Welsh Pharmacy Board, Jodie Gwenter, gives her personal update on the coronavirus crisis.

 

 

 

Sibby Buckle, English Pharmacy Board

A member of our English Pharmacy Board, Sibby Buckle, gives her personal update on the coronavirus crisis.

 

 

 

Jonathan Burton, Scottish Board Chair

Our Scottish Board Chair, Jonathan Burton, gives a personal update on the coronavirus crisis.

 

 

 

 

Thorrun Govind, English Pharmacy Board

A member of our English Pharmacy Board, Thorrun Govind, gives her personal update on the coronavirus crisis.

 

 

 

 

 

Aileen Bryson, Deputy Director, RPS in Scotland

Our Deputy Director for Scotland gives her personal update on the coronavirus crisis.

 

 

 

 

Cheryl Way, Welsh Board Vice-Chair

Our Welsh Board Vice-Chair, Cheryl Way, gives her personal update on the coronavirus crisis.

 

 

 

 

Claire Anderson, English Board Chair

Our English Board Chair, Claire Anderson, gives her personal update on the coronavirus crisis.

 

 

 

Jonathan Burton, Scottish Board Chair

Our Scottish Board Chair, Jonathan Burton, gives a personal update on the coronavirus crisis.

 

Ravi's Record

RPS Director for England, Ravi Sharma, has been out on the front-line in community and hospital pharmacies. He's been recording regular video updates on his experiences and that of the wider pharmacy profession.


Ravi's Record: 28 April

RPS Director for England, Ravi Sharma, gives his regular personal update on the coronavirus crisis.

See Ravi's previous updates

Podcasts

Our President, Sandra Gidley, and Chief Scientist, Professor Gino Martini, have been recording regular podcasts to help tackle coronavirus.

The PrezCast has looked at the challenges of coronavirus for community pharmacists and those in their Pre-Reg year.

Meanwhile, PharmSci Today has been speaking to experts and industry leaders about their work to fight coronavirus.

PrezCast #10 - RPS Policy Wins

RPS President Sandra Gidley chats with Heidi Wright, Aileen Bryson and Jonathan Lloyd Jones, RPS policy leads in England, Scotland and Wales respectively. Find out how our lobbying work and policy asks to government have made a difference for pharmacists and the profession across Great Britain as they manage COVID-19.

Sheuli

PharmSci Today #12

Gino and Sarah Cahill talk to Dr Sheuli Porkess, Executive Director for Research, Medicine and Innovation at the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry.

They discuss some of the remarkable research efforts currently underway to find treatments and a vaccine for COVID-19.

PharmSci Today #11

Gino and Sarah Cahill chat with Roz Gittins of Humankind and Dr Amira Guirguis of Swansea University Medical School, about substance misuse issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

PharmSci Today #10

In episode 10 of the PharmSci Today podcast, Haseeb Ahmad, Managing Director, UK, Ireland & Nordics Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Country President Novartis UK and President of the ABPI is interviewed by Paul Bennett (CEO, RPS), Prof Gino Martini (Chief Scientist, RPS) and Sarah Cahill (Chief Pharmaceutical Officer's Clinical Fellow) about the Novartis response to COVID-19. In addition, Haseeb Ahmad also provides insight about the response to COVID-19 by the Pharmaceutical Industry. 

In this podcast, we will cover experimental vaccines and a few existing medicines that are approved for other indications. The RPS, Novartis and the ABPI want to be very clear that they are not endorsing use of these medicines and no treatments have been approved for COVID-19. Their intent is to explain to the society’s listeners the current status of the various clinical studies which are ongoing.

PrezCast #9 - around the country

RPS President Sandra Gidley chats with the chair of the RPS boards in Wales, Scotland and England. Find out how pharmacists and the profession are coping with COVID-19.







PrezCast #8 - Testing for COVID-19

In episode eight of our PrezCast RPS President Sandra Gidley discusses COVID-19 Testing With RPS Chief Scientist Gino Martini.

 

 

PrezCast #7 - PPE & pharmacy

In episode seven of our PrezCast RPS President Sandra Gidley talks with Robbie Turner, RPS Director of Pharmacy Experience, about the problems with PPE across pharmacy during the coronavirus pandemic.

PharmSci Today #9

In episode 09 of the PharmSci Today podcast, Paul Bennett (CEO, RPS), Prof Gino Martini (RPS Chief Scientist) and Sarah Cahill (Clinical Fellow, RPS) talk to Richard Saynor (CEO, Sandoz).

Richard discusses Sandoz’s response to COVID-19 and how they are maintaining supply chains and supporting clinical trials to combat the coronavirus. Sandoz is one of the largest suppliers of generic medicines in the world and a separate division of Novartis.

Gino talks to Dr Hubert Bland from pharmaceutical company Sanofi, discussing the prospects for coronavirus treatments and vaccines.

In this podcast, Sanofi will talk about experimental vaccines and a few existing medicines that are approved for other indications.

Sanofi wants to be very clear that use of any of its medicines in COVID-19 is off-label, entirely experimental at this stage – therefore unproven. Sanofi wants to caution they are not endorsing use of these medicines.

Their intent is to explain to the society’s listeners the current status of these studies.

PharmSci Today #7

Gino talks to RPS Director of Pharmacy and Member Experience, Robbie Turner, about the threat of coronavirus and looks at the prospects for treatments and a vaccine.

PrezCast #6 - Practical Pre-Reg discussion

This week: how can Pre-Reg trainees support their teams in the coronavirus pandemic?

Sandra talks to Ramneet Gill, BPSA Graduate Officer and Gail Fleming, RPS Director for Education and Professional Development about all of the support available for Pre-Reg trainees.

PrezCast #5 - The challenge of coronavirus

As the coronavirus crisis continues, Sandra talks to Regina from our RPS Support Team about the challenges facing pharmacists - and how the RPS can help.