Outside the comfort zone – getting involved in politics as an RPS member

by Elin Gwyn MRPharmS, Palliative Care Pharmacist, Betsi Cadwalladr Health Board

The latest meeting of the Welsh Assembly’s Cross Party Group on Hospice and Palliative Care was recently held at on Friday 23rd November. Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Wales asked me to attend the meeting on its behalf. With RPS having just recently launched its policy on palliative and end of life care, its engagement and membership of this group is very timely.

The purpose of cross party groups is to bring together groups and organizations with expertise in a particular policy area with Assembly members who are interested in the same area. The cross party groups don’t have power, but they are used to raise Assembly members’ awareness of issues related to the field so that they can scrutinise and challenge the government and the NHS more effectively.

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How you can promote pharmacy in the general election debate

charles blogBy Charles Willis, RPS Head of Public Affairs

In the run up to the general election this May, it’s important that pharmacy and the role of pharmacists are among the issues being discussed by the political parties.

Watch my video blog below to find out what the RPS is doing to promote the vital work of the pharmacy profession, and how you can help. Read more How you can promote pharmacy in the general election debate