Boots “privileged” to gain RPS accreditation for training

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and Boots UK have announced that Boots UK Professional Learning and Development is the first provider to become an RPS Accredited Training Provider. 

The RPS Accreditation service was established in 2010 and so far a variety of educational programmes, conferences, events and published materials have been accredited. Now the service has developed to include the recognition of training providers, of which Boots UK Professional Learning and Development is the first.

Training providers seeking RPS accreditation are required to undertake a rigorous process of quality assurance and showcase their training and development resources against a set of agreed RPS accreditation principles. Accreditation is valid for three years with periodic reviews. The training provider agrees to develop their service against recommendations linked to the approval process. 

Dr. Catherine Duggan, RPS Director of Professional Development said: “We are delighted that Boots UK Professional Learning and Development has chosen to become accredited by the RPS. Both the Society and Boots share the vision to support pharmacists to be the best they can be. 

“RPS accreditation shows a commitment to excellence that should assure current and future pharmacists that Boots training and development meets the highest possible standards.” 

Marc Donovan, Head of Healthcare Human Resources, Boots UK said: “To have our training recognised externally in this way supports our ambition of providing complete care to every person and we are privileged to be the first organisation to gain RPS accreditation as a training provider.”