The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has re-joined the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) after reflecting its commitment to international collaboration and the advancement of the pharmacy profession.
RPS President Professor Claire Anderson said: “Members told us they wanted to see us re-join FIP to further our commitment to international partnerships which support education and advocacy to develop and progress the pharmacy profession.”.
“We fully recognize the importance of international collaboration and the sharing of knowledge and best practice with our peers across the world.
“FIP are refocusing their membership offer and we’re delighted to work with them on opportunities for professional development and increased visibility and recognition for the pharmacy profession.”
Paul Bennett, RPS CEO said: “Now that we have re-joined, our teams across RPS look forward to reinvigorating the close collaboration we have previously enjoyed with our colleagues both within FIP itself, and across the breadth of FIP Member organizations to further our vision and mission”.
Dr Catherine Duggan, Chief Executive of FIP said: “We are pleased to welcome RPS back to the FIP family. RPS is an influential voice in pharmacy across GB and their re-joining will strengthen our objectives to advance pharmacy worldwide.”
FIP President Dominique Jordan commented: “We welcome the RPS back into FIP membership. We understand the challenges our profession and health systems face as we seek to build sustainable health systems globally and all pharmacy bodies need to work in solidarity to advocate for the profession and improve health outcomes for patients around the world.’’