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FPM has a number of operational and governance Committees to ensure the smooth running of its activities. The structure of these committees is outlined in the diagram below.

If you are a member of FPM at any level and want to get involved, please take a look at our Vacancies page to see if any of our committees are recruiting new members.

Board of Trustees

The FPM Board of Trustees consists of the President, who is the Chair, the Vice-President, the Registrar, the Treasurer, the Presidents of the three parent Colleges or their nominees, two Lay Trustees and five other eligible members of FPM. Members of the Board are Trustees and Directors of the organisation.

The Board meets four times a year. A version of the latest confirmed minutes of the meetings of the Board is available to FPM members from the Members’ Area. The Board have ultimate control over FPM activities and make high level decisions over the use of FPM’s resources and the direction of FPM’s policies and partnerships.

Information about current and forthcoming elections and appointments to the Board are available here.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee works to implement the policies of the Board of Trustees through the various committees and, conversely, to advise the Board of progress in the activities of the committees. The Executive Committee convenes six times a year and consists of the Officers of FPM, the Chairs of the main committees, the Senior Management Team and the Chief Executive of FPM, who is the Chair.

Education and Standards Committee

The Education and Standards Committee plans and implements FPM’s examinations, diplomas and training programmes. It is also a responsibility of the Committee to consider and approve applications for Membership, Associateship and Affiliateship on behalf of the Board of Trustees.

Policy and Communications Group

The role of the Policy and Communications Group is to develop the FPM’s policy work, and to co-ordinate and facilitate liaisons with both the membership and with external bodies, including media and PR activities and consultation responses.

The Policy and Communications Group co-ordinate the production of FPM’s Journal and Newsletter. The Committee also oversees the running of the Annual Symposium and other meetings. The group, in co-ordination with the President and FPM staff, deals with inquiries from the press and media on matters of importance to FPM and its members.

Find out more about the group and its members.

Global Forum

Approximately 20% of FPM’s members are based outside the UK and the Global Forum exists primarily to support and encourage input to FPM activities from these members. The Global Forum also seeks to promote FPM to relevant global bodies and to support the development of pharmaceutical medicine as a specialty internationally.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee supports the Treasurer in ensuring the good financial governance of FPM. The Finance Committee includes the Treasurer, FPM’s accountants, an FPM member and the FPM staff whose responsibility includes the management of FPM’s finances.

Trainees Committee

The Trainees Committee comprises of approximately ten FPM members who are currently enrolled on the Pharmaceutical Medicine Specialty Training programme. Due to their first-hand insight, the principal responsibility of the committee is to advise the Education and Standards Committee on matters relating to specialty training in pharmaceutical medicine, with a particular emphasis on trainee issues. The committee also brings the trainees’ perspective on the work of FPM through the Executive Committee.

Read more about the committee’s remit and activities here.

Membership Committee

This committee focuses exclusively on our membership and works to put members at the heart of everything we do.

The Membership Committee remit  focuses on growing our membership, extending and improving the benefits and services we provide, and reviewing the types of membership we offer along with their associated entitlements and privileges. This committee is chaired by the Registrar and works closely with FPM’s Head of Membership & Operations and the Events and Membership Engagement Manager.

Read more about the committee’s remit and activities here.

EDI Forum

The EDI Forum works to ensure that FPM is diverse and inclusive at every level of the organisation. The Forum partners across our membership to create an inclusive environment that enables everyone, irrespective of ethnicity, race, ability status, age, politics, sexual orientation, gender or religion to reach their full potential. We want to enable all people to contribute as effectively as possible in the delivery of pharmaceutical medicine to the greater benefit of society. The EDI Forum is working to establish a culture of change and an environment that is respectful, welcomes open debate, learning and a genuine acceptance of people as their authentic selves.

Find out more about the EDI Forum.

Fellowship & Awards Committee

This committee meets once a year to consider the applications for Fellowship, as well as the nominations for Honorary awards, Membership by Distinction and the FPM President’s Medal.

The committee is comprised of:

  • The Officers of the Board of Trustees
  • The Chairs of the Education and Standards Committee, Ethics and Practice Committee, Policy and Communications Group and the Board of Examiners
  • The Parent College representatives
  • Four Fellows of FPM (excluding Honorary Fellows)

Working in Partnership with Patients and Communities Forum

The Working in Partnership with Patients and Communities forum is dedicated to harnessing FPM’s influence to actively promote and champion collaborative engagements with patients and communities within the healthcare and life science sector. This dynamic forum serves as a guiding force, providing essential support for partnerships in every facet of FPM’s operations. By actively encouraging our membership to forge meaningful connections with patients and communities, the forum equips them with the necessary tools to facilitate and enhance these vital collaborations.


Find out more about the Working in Partnership with Patients and Communities Forum.

Plain text committee structure.

At the head of the committee structure sits the Board of Trustees. Next, sits The Officers which include the President, Vice President, Registrar, and Treasurer. Next is the Executive Committee, which includes all the Officers, Committee Chairs, and the Senior Management Team. Next along is the Senior Management team, which includes the CEO and Department Heads.

After that, there is a horizontal structure of different groups. Right to left, this includes:
Trainees Committee, Finance Committee, Education and Standards Committee (including Officers of the Board of Examiners), Policy and Communications Group, Fellowship and Awards, Membership Committee, FPM Global, EDI Forum.