In March 2011 ten members were appointed to the newly formed Membership Committee. The committee is tasked with providing staff with support and guidance in implementing membership policy, including reviewing non-standard membership applications, as well as advising on the development of future policy. The committee will also hear appeals and prescribe resolutions in accordance with the Society rules. The committee will oversee, and report to the Assembly on, the admission of fellows into the membership category of the Society via the Panel of Fellows.
In determining the outcome of any application referred to it, the Membership Committee will consider very carefully each individual case and the circumstances of the removal from the register and/or adverse disciplinary decision. In reaching its decision the Committee will consider the past history of the applicant and the reputation of the profession and of the Society and any other representations that the applicant may wish to make in writing to the committee. The committee will consider if, through membership, the Society could provide support and guidance to the applicant in seeking re-admission to the register.
The new Society is focused on members’ needs, wants and aspirations and aims to be supportive and collaborative throughout the career of a pharmacist and beyond. However, as the professional body for pharmacy it would be unacceptable for the Society to admit or keep members who damage the reputation of the profession and its professional body.
Appointed members of the Membership Committee
Chair: Ian Simpson MBE FRPharmS
Vice Chair: Anne Boyter MRPharmS
David Carter FRPharmS
Patricia Hoare FRPharmS
Zafar Khan MBE FRPharmS
Hemant Patel FRPharmS
Tim Rendell MRPharmS
Joy Wingfield FRPharmS