Ukrainian Refugee Assistance


Help for refugee pharmacists

If you're a refugee in the UK, and a pharmacist, you are invited to claim three years of complimentary RPS associate membership.

This offer is to help refugees settle and practice here, by giving full access to all our resources and benefits. 

It includes all pharmacy students and pharmaceutical scientists.

How to apply for free membership

For more details, and to apply for your free membership, contact [email protected].

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has more information for Ukrainian pharmacy professionals coming to Great Britain.


Paul Bennett, RPS Chief Executive

“We have a duty to help refugees arriving in Great Britain, and I am pleased to announce we are offering complimentary membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society to refugee pharmacists fleeing war and conflict areas, including Ukraine. This may help people who are in a very difficult situation to recover, to gain independence and to work in Great Britain should they wish to do so.

RPS has supported pharmacists both in Great Britain and abroad for years, and this initiative comes on the back of the Homes for Ukraine campaign, which may see thousands of Ukrainian refugees settle here. We are doing our bit to support those when they need it most, and will be speaking with other healthcare organisations and the All-Ukrainian Pharmaceutical Chamber (AUPC) to make sure every Ukrainian pharmacist travelling to Great Britain is welcomed. It is also right that this offer is available to any refugee pharmacist from any area of conflict, arriving in Great Britain.”

RPS membership includes: