BPSA News

Executive Co-option for the position of President 

The BPSA are reopening a co-option for the vacant position of President following on from a co-option previously held in January.

Student Exchange Officer Co-option April 2019

The BPSA are currently holding a co-option for the vacant position of Student Exchange Officer.

The BPSA's draft response to the GPhC's proposed changes to initial education and training standards for Pharmacists

The BPSA's draft response to the GPhC's initial education and training consultation for comment. Comments  and queries should be sent to publications@bpsa.co.uk.

Absentee Election Nomination 2019

Members of the BPSA who are unable to attend the conference are still able to run for a position on the BPSA Executive 2019-2020 are able to do so by completing an absentee election nomination form.

President Resignation

The President of the BPSA, Junel Ahmed, has stepped down with immediate effect due to conflicting priorities. The BPSA would like to express its gratitude to Junel for his dedication and commitment to the Association over the last five years. We wish him the best.For further information please contact vicepresident@bpsa.co.uk or pro@bpsa.co.uk

Executive Co-option January 2019

The BPSA are currently holding a co-option for the vacant position of President. We are looking for someone who can join our current Executive team, and work with us in order to represent the voice of students to our stakeholders. The President will need to come into the team and support members of the Executive so that we can all work towards our BPSA vision.  

RPS Science and Research Summit 8 Feb 2019

Are you interested in learning about medicines or healthcare research, and getting involved with discussion and debates about current pharmacy affairs? If so, The Royal Pharmaceutical Society Science and Research Summit 2018 is not to be missed! Themes of the Summit includes: Antimicrobial Resistance, Healthy Aging and Management of Long-Term Conditions, Counterfeit Medicine, Illegal Substances and FMD, Artificial Illegence and Connected Health.

BPSA Annual Drinks Reception 2018

We're hosting our annual BPSA Drinks Reception on the 1st of September 2018 at 7pm. The event will take place on the evening before the FIP World Congress and will be held at The Butterfly and The Pig in Glasgow. Tickets are £15, and a selection of your choice: house wine, beers, cocktails or soft drinks await you on arrival. It is an excellent opportunity to meet other pharmacy professionals in the industry and students alike and we would love to see you there.

June 2018 Registration Assessment Feedback

On Monday 16th July, the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (BPSA) President, Junel Ahmed and the BPSA Graduate Officer, Abdallah Alkhalaf attended a meeting with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) to present the Registration Assessment Feedback Report for the June 2018 sitting.

Executive Co-option April 2018

The position of Vice President remains vacant following the Executive elections held on 31st March 2018. Co-option for these positions is now open. Successful applicants will serve on the Executive from July 2018 to June 2019.

Absentee Election Nomination

Members unable to attend the Executive elections on 8th April who wish to run for a position on the BPSA Executive 2018-19 can complete an absentee election nomination form.

September 2017 GPhC Registration Assessment Feedback

Our Graduate Officer, Beenish has written a report detailing feedback on the September 2017 registration assessment.

Oriel Applicant Feedback 2017

The BPSA have published a report detailing feedback on the Oriel application system for 2017.

Eastern Area Coordinator Co-option

An opportunity has arisen for a motivated pharmacy student to take on the role of Eastern Area Coordinator.

Apply now to become a BPSA Representative 2017-2018

Are you passionate about student pharmacy? Do you want to develop your skills, and enhance your CV? Do you want to make your voice heard in the official student organisation of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society? Then become a national representative for the British Pharmaceutical Students' Association! 

Feedback for the June 2017 GPhC Registration Assessment

The BPSA met with the GPhC on the 11th of July and delivered the feedback that has been collated from pre-registration trainees who sat the June 2017 registration assessment.

BPSA Drinks Reception 2017

We're hosting our annual drinks reception in Birmingham on Saturday 2nd September from 7:30pm onwards, and would love to see you there.

BPSA sets out students' expectations for the future

The BPSA has published a discussion paper that examines the aspirations and expectations of pharmacy students

Executive Co-option April 2017

The positions of Vice President, Graduate Officer, and Eastern Area Coordinator remain vacant following the Executive elections held on 8th April 2017. Co-option for these positions is now open. Successful applicants will serve on the Executive from July 2017 to June 2018.

Oriel - the new pre-registration recruitment platform

A new centralised recruitment and selection process for pre-registration pharmacist posts in England and Wales will be introduced from summer 2017. The new application process will utilise the Oriel IT system and is a direct replacement for the Pharmalife application process. The Oriel IT system is already used to support the recruitment of both dentists and doctors. It is expected that all hospital and the majority of community pre-registration pharmacist posts across England and Wales will be recruited to via this process.

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