The Cwm Taf University Health Board in South Wales has encouraged its pharmacists to join the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and its Faculty within the next three years to demonstrate that they provide “the highest quality care”.
The board released a position statement stating: “All pharmacists in the Cwm Taf University Health Board’s Medicines Management Directorate should be members of their professional body, the RPS, [and] should engage with the RPS Faculty and achieve membership at an appropriate level.”
This policy will gradually be adopted over the next three years. The statement document sets out a range of timescales by which it would expect new and existing staff to join the RPS and begin building a Faculty portfolio.
Mair Davies, chair of the Welsh Pharmacy Board, said: “I am delighted with the support that Cwm Taf University Health Board are offering their pharmacists with their professional development and to achieve membership of RPS Faculty. This will enable pharmacists to be the best they can be and provide patients with an assurance that they are receiving the highest quality care.”