RPS Annual Conference 2019: Medicines Safety 

Sunday 17 November 2019

etc.venues 133 Houndsditch, Liverpool Street, London, EC3A 7BX 


Join us at #RPSConf19

The RPS Annual Conference on Sunday 17 November 2019 is now SOLD OUT! But you can still join the waiting list. We'll notify you as soon as a place becomes available. 

This year’s exciting programme is focusing on medicines safety, one of the most challenging and dominant issues facing health care systems on a global scale. It’s a perfect fit with the RPS’ wider vision to be the world leader in the safe and effective use of medicines.

Together we will explore issues and innovation on a local, national and international level. We’re bringing you speakers from across healthcare for an inspiring and action packed agenda that you can personalise to match your interests and learning needs.

You'll also hear more about some of the exciting work we continue to do, to put pharmacy at the forefront of healthcare. Join us for the official launch of the new Foundation framework and discover more about the soon to be launched Competency Framework for Designated Prescribing Practitioners

Free for RPS Members!

We're delighted to invite RPS Members to attend the RPS Annual Conference 2019 free-of-charge.

To secure your place though, we do require a £30 deposit.
Don't worry - this will be refunded to you automatically when we see you at the event!

Not yet a member? Join now to take advantage of this and more!

Non-member ticket price: £249



Event Programme





How Will You Personalise Your Programme?

4 Parallel Streams with 8 Key Themes
Find out more below

Reducing Medicines Harm

Global Patient Safety Challenge

We all have a role to play in reducing the harm of medicines. What impact has been made so far, and what can we learn from across the world?

Leading in Medicines Safety

Leading Safety Through Building Networks

How can we collaborate to improve patient safety? Find out from those working with or establishing local, national and international networks and initiatives. 

Performing Under Pressure

Test test test

Your Safety at the Forefront

You're always putting the needs of patients first. But your wellbeing at work is crucial to patient safety. Gain knowledge and skills to help you put your safety at the forefront. 

Your RPS

Your RPS

Our mission is to put pharmacy at the forefront of healthcare. Our vision is to become the world leader in the safe and effective use of medicines.
Learn more about what we are doing to achieve this and advance the profession. 

Shared Decision Making

Delivered in collaboration with the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Your conversations have the ability to change the lives of patients. What can you do tomorrow to make a change in your practice?

Leading Safety Across a System

The landscape of the NHS is changing. What opportunities and challenges does this bring for patient safety at a system level? Here we focus on leadership, innovation and education. 

Technology - Taking My Job or Taking Off the Pressure?

Futuristic technologies have the potential to redefine healthcare completely. What does the digital revolution mean for you and your role?


There was a great response this year to motions at the RPS Annual General Meeting, but we want to encourage more! That's why we're introuducing #RPSYourSay.
This is your chance to get your voice heard on issues that matter to you. 

What else you can expect?


1 Journey.
2 Days of Events.

In collaboration with the Drug Safety Research Unit, we're continuing our medicines safety theme the day after the conference with 2 more events! 

Thinking about a career in the pharmaceutical industry?
Ready to transfer your skills and rocket your salary? With salaries starting from £40k - £70k+ for drug safety, medical affairs and medical science liaison roles, this event will help you put your best foot forward. Find out more. 

Pharmacovigilance: Your introduction to drug safety 
This one-day course will upskill you in pre and post marketing regulations, optimising medicines, reporting adverse reactions and designing risk minimisation methods. Walk out with practical skills you can put into practice straight away. 
Find out more. 

Monday 18 November 2019, RPS London




All Members are welcome to suggest a topic for discussion at the conference. 
We're calling it #RPSYourSay.

Every year Members have the chance to submit motions for formal consideration at the Annual General Meeting. We’re treating this in the same way, but just as a practice. So you can learn more about how you can contribute to the priorities and direction of the RPS and hopefully one day feel confident to submit a motion to the AGM. 

It might be how you think we can better support members with changes going on in pharmacy, or what you think we should be prioritising across the healthcare landscape. But whatever it is, it's your chance to #RPSYourSay.

Get support on how to structure this here.

And submit it for discussion here

On-Site Childcare

We want to make our Annual Conference as accessible as possible. That’s why this year we're offering professional on-site childcare, free-of-charge. You'll see some very young future phatrmaicsts at this years event! 

It is unfortunately now too late to request this for our 2019 conference, but we hope to be able to offer the same in 2020. 

Exclusively for students, pre-reg pharmacists and recently qualified

 Want to extend your networking opportunities to catch up with friends, colleagues and senior leaders? Join us for drinks & canapes straight after the RPS Annual Conference 2019.  

Register here for our Post-Conference drinks reception!

Be Revalidation Ready! 

With 40 unique sessions and 1,080 minutes of exciting new content, get revalidation ready! 
Want to find a peer? Unsure about how to do your Reflective account? The RPS Revalidation team will be on hand to answer your questions. Stop by the RPS Lounge to meet them. 

Are you a BPSA Member?  

Got your ticket for the BPSA Pre-Conference Drinks Reception?

They'll be setting sail along the River Thames at 7pm the night before the conference for an evening of fun and networking with colleagues and friends.

Book now