Membership of the society facilitates access for the member to
the community of pharmacists in South Africa.
Dependent on your area of interest, the member may affiliate to one
or more of the sectors and the society
Upon joining the society, the pharmacist receives a certificate of membership and he or she is entitled to include MPS after his or her name on documents, denoting membership of the Society.
A major function of the Pharmaceutical Society revolves around the broad subject of professional services. While these services are not overt and visible at all times to the general membership of the profession, they account for a major portion of the Society's activities and have an important bearing on the development of the profession.
The Professional Department of the Society involves the following:
Reviewing and addressing healthcare legislation for example:
Medicines and Related Substances Control Act
National Health Insurance
Medical Schemes Act
Veterinary Medicines (Act 36)
Reviewing and addressing for example:
Resolutions from AGMs
Postal delivery of medicines
Queries from members
Where called upon the Society mediates on issues arising between the public and the member.
The Society also liaises with various organisations including the following:
The Pharmacy Council
Department of Health
Portfolio Committee on Health
Ministry of Health
Board of Healthcare Funders
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association
National Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
National Association of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers
World Health Organisation
Medicines Control Council
Associated Pharmaceutical Organisations – local and overseas
Media on pharmaceutical and health matters