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Rheumatology Group

Incorporating Rheumatology Pharmacists UK, this is the newest group within the association, the UKCPA Rheumatology Group started life as a small group of committed pharmacists working in the area of rheumatology.

Dr Stewart Glaspole


Specialist Interface Pharmacist,

Brighton & Hove CCG, FFRPS

Kalveer Flora

Specialist Pharmacist Rheumatology and Biosimilars,

London North West Healthcare NHS Trust

Hilary McKee

Consultant Pharmacist,

Antrim Area Hospital, Northern Ireland

RPS Accredited Training Provider

The UKCPA Rheumatology Group are committed to showing the value of the pharmacist in the rheumatology multidisciplinary team.



By harnessing this enthusiasm, they founded Rheumatology Pharmacists UK (RPUK) and worked together to develop common competency standards of a rheumatology pharmacist, which has now been endorsed by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the British Society for Rheumatology.

In 2017 they joined UKCPA as a formal education group. They are committed to showing the value of the pharmacist in the rheumatology multidisciplinary team, and have particular interests in education and research.

Activity highlights

The UKCPA Rheumatology Group (incorporating RPUK) provides medicines expertise to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and will continue to steward the professional curriculum in the area of rheumatology.

Get involved

We are currently looking for:

  • Speakers and tutors for learning events, including conference workshops, masterclasses and webinars
  • Practitioners who can comment on national consultations
  • Practitioners who have a flair for writing to produce articles for the UKCPA newsletter and website


If you would like to know more about the UKCPA Rheumatology Group (incorporating RPUK), or would like to get involved in their activities, please contact the Chair, Stewart Glaspole, on

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