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The Royal Pharmaceutical Society

07 May 2009

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Code of Ethics for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians is available from their web site from where it can be downloaded as a pdf document.

In addition to this, the RPS has also produced a number ofpProfessional standards and guidance documents which expand upon the principles of the Code for specific areas of practice or professional activities. These include:

  • Professional standards for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in positions of authority
  • Professional standards and guidance for patient consent
  • Professional standards and guidance for patient confidentiality, and
  • Professional standards and guidance for the sale and supply of medicines

and can be found, together with a number of other helpful documents, on the RPS Code of Ethics page on their web site.

A number of more practical Guidance Documents dealing with specific issues such as Counterfeit medicines advice for healthcare professionals and Maintaining clear sexual boundaries can also be found on the Download Society publications page on their web site.

Written by Marie Dancer

Since joining Richard Nelson LLP in 2003, Marie Dancer became a Partner in 2009 before becoming the Managing Partner in 2015. Marie is a highly regarded professional disciplinary lawyer who defends a variety of healthcare and teaching professionals in fitness to practise investigations.

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