The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) is offering three years of complimentary RPS associate membership for pharmacists fleeing areas of conflict, including the war in Ukraine.
RPS has said that this offer is to help refugees settle and practice in Great Britain, by providing full access to all their resources and support services. The offer is also extended to pharmacy students and pharmaceutical scientists.
Membership includes access to the Pharmaceutical Journal online, access to their pharmacy practice guidance, and the support of their one-to-one professional advice service.
RPS has already provided free access to MedicinesComplete and the Pharmaceutical Journal to all healthcare professionals in Ukraine.
RPS CEO Paul Bennett said:
“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 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 have said that this offer is especially for people fleeing areas of conflict and war acutely rather than people who have already settled in Great Britain