Join the Working in Partnership with Patients & Communities Forum

Posted on: Thursday 5 October 2023

Closing: Thursday 30 November 2023

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The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine (FPM) is excited to be looking for enthusiastic members to join the brand-new Working in Partnership with Patients & Communities Forum.

As a committed advocate for advancing the science and practice of pharmaceutical medicine, FPM believes in developing effective medicines that meet the needs of patients through collaboration with patients and patient communities. The contribution of patients is also acknowledged to be central to the consideration of the needs of diverse patient groups and part of our Environmental, Social and Governance responsibilities as pharmaceutical physicians.

FPM is forming the Forum to guide and support partnerships working in all aspects of FPM’s work and to encourage our membership to engage and give them the tools to do so. This new forum aims to leverage FPM’s influence to support and champion active partnerships with patients and communities in the healthcare and life science sector.

We invite interest from people with lived experience, as well as those with a background in pharmaceuticals.

This vacancy has expired.

Role of the Forum

The forum will:

  1. Review and advise on matters of relevance concerning working in partnership with patients and communities to FPM staff, members and the speciality of pharmaceutical medicine;
  2. Increase awareness of the value of patient and public representation in FPM’s internal and external activities;
  3. Support activities for raising awareness of working in partnership with patients and communities and developments in the field to pharmaceutical physicians and other stakeholders;
  4. Promote initiatives to increase and embed the values and practice of partnership working in FPM and pharmaceutical medicine;
  5. Uphold FPM’s values of being Professional, Innovative, Caring, Collaborative, Credible and Learned, and encourage FPM members to uphold the values of good patient and public engagement practices.

So, if you have a passion for patient advocacy and community engagement and want to contribute to the advancement of pharmaceutical medicine, this is your chance to get involved.

How to apply

If you would like to join this vital forum in any capacity, please email Flora Butler at with your CV and an email (max 300 words) outlining your experience and interest in the role.

You are also welcome to pass this on to any expert patients you believe may be interested in joining this group.

FPM welcomes and actively seeks to recruit people to its activities regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. FPM aspires to reflect the diversity of its members in all its committees, senior roles and staff in general.