RPS Fellows

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Our highest honour for Members

What is a Fellow?

RPS Fellows are members who have attained distinction in their pharmacy career.

Fellowship is one of the highest honours the RPS can bestow upon its members. All RPS Fellows are nominated by their peers, and chosen by our distinguished Panel of Fellows.

Who can I nominate to become a Fellow?

As an RPS Member, you can nominate any other Member for a Fellowship, unless you are related to them.

Any Member you nominate must have made an outstanding original contribution to the advancement of pharmaceutical knowledge, attained distinction in the science, practice, profession or history of pharmacy, and demonstrably have gone above and beyond in their day job.

We encourage nominations for pharmacists from all sectors of the profession. 

When do nominations open and close?

Nominations can be submitted at any time, but our Assembly-appointed Panel of Fellows (which assesses all nominations for new Fellows) meets just twice a year to review nominations.

The closing date for nominations is Wednesday 25 October 2023.

The Panel of Fellows meets in November 2023 to consider these nominations.


How to nominate a Fellow

  1. Download the Nomination Form (with guidelines)
  2. Read our Tips for Fellows nominations
  3. Provide a statement supporting the nomination (on the Nomination Form)
  4. Find two further members who will support your nomination
  5. Have both supporters complete supporting statements (on the Nomination Form)
  6. Include a copy of the nominated person's CV
  7. Send your completed Nomination Form(s) to [email protected].

Please complete all sections of the Nomination Form - incomplete nominations may not be accepted.

What happens next?

Once you've completed and submitted the Nomination Form, our Panel of Fellows review all nominations twice a year, in May and November, and make recommendations as to who should be made a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

How will I know if the nomination I made is successful?

If you nominated someone to become a Fellow, we will contact you as soon as possible after the next Panel of Fellows meeting.

The list of new Fellows will be announced on the RPS website and in the Pharmaceutical Journal.

Can I nominate more than one person?

Yes, but each person must be nominated on a separate Nomination Form.

Group nominations cannot be accepted.

Why nominate someone as a Fellow?

Being appointed a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society is one of the highest honours we can bestow upon our Members. 

Fellowship recognises those individuals who have attained distinction in their pharmacy careers; and, because every Fellowship is based on a nomination from other members, it demonstrates the esteem in which an individual is held by their peers.

Your Fellowship Certificate is presented by the President of the RPS at our Annual Conference in front of an audience of your peers.

You'll receive an exclusive invite to our Annual Fellows' Dinner, a smart, formal affair, bringing together RPS Fellows from across the country and the profession, to celebrate achievement, meet other Fellows, and catch up with old friends.

The next Annual Fellows' Dinner is in May 2023. If you're a Fellow, you'll be sent information on how to book your place soon.

Any questions?

Our friendly Membership Team can help!

Call 0333 733 2570 or email [email protected]