Developing our strategy:
BPS Council, Sectional Vice Presidents, Young Pharmacologists and senior BPS staff met in Brighton on a Strategy retreat in early March 2012 to review progress made by the Society over the past four years, and to consider plans and priorities for the next five years. The proposals were discussed in depth at BPS Council on 20 March 2012, and five key priorities were agreed. These priorities are listed below, and will form the core of the Society’s strategy over the five years to 2017, subject to review in 2014.
This strategy will determine the basis for the work of the Executive and constituent committees over this period.
Two overarching principles to be taken into account, when considering all future BPS activities were identified, namely achieving financial resilience and secondly, further development and modernization of the Society’s equality and diversity policy to incorporate best practice into all the Society does.
The strategy will only be useful if there is full engagement by members, and if you are not already involved in the Society’s activities or its Committees, we would encourage you to participate.
With your support, we look forward to an exciting future for pharmacology and for the Society.
Our Key Priorities:
1. Development of an integrated publications strategy
2. Greater matching of the Society’s activities to the needs of the Membership
3. Explaining the importance of pharmacology in the modern world by extending BPS education and outreach activities
4. To reflect the increasingly multi-disciplinary nature of modern biomedical science by further developing BPS’s collaborative activities with other Societies.
5. BPS should maintain its central position in the promotion of clinical pharmacology, the promotion of safe and effective prescribing, and in the discovery and development of medicines in the UK