Dr. Paolo Cavallo
Pharmacist, MRPharmS, PharmD
As a Pharmacist Support Ambassador I would like to tell you a little about this organisation and the work it does to support those in the profession through times of difficulty.
Established by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) in 1841, Pharmacist Support is an independent charity working for pharmacists and their families, former pharmacists and pharmacy students to provide help and support in times of need.
Their support services include a variety of programmes developed in consultation with pharmacists to offer a helping hand to colleagues who find themselves confronted by difficult circumstances, for whatever reason.
In 2006, however, an independent Board of Trustees were recruited to govern the organisation independently.
In 2008, following extensive market research involving pharmacists from all sectors of the profession, the trustees embarked on an ambitious project to re-launch the Fund. This included activities to raise the charity’s profile and develop a range of services identified as more in tune with the needs of pharmacists in the 21st century. The first tangible demonstration of this commitment to respond to needs was to rename the Benevolent Fund, Pharmacist Support reflecting the increasing level of pastoral care the charity was called upon to provide.
Today, the charity is providing more support through our new and enhanced service offering, with enquiries to the charity more than doubling since the re-launch.
The charity's mission is:
‘To provide financial assistance and pastoral support to pharmacists and their families, former pharmacists and pharmacy students’
To relieve poverty and financial hardship for pharmacists, former pharmacists and their families and students of pharmacy, and to provide effective support and information to promote a positive existence.
The charity’s objectives are:
The charity’s internal focus is on:
Enquiry Line: 0808 168 2233
Listening Friends: 0808 168 5133
Health Support Programme: 0808 168 5132
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