Medicines, Ethics and Practice (MEP), the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s (RPS’s) professional guide for pharmacists, has been published digitally for the first time.
The guide was previously published annually in print form, and later as a PDF. The 45th edition of MEP was published in 2022.
The resource is updated each year to reflect the latest in good professional practice and to provide what the RPS describes as “everyday, practical tools and guidance to help you make the right decisions”.
The new, fully digital MEP 46, which was published on 14 February 2023, is fully searchable; will feature dynamic updates, including up-to-date guidance as soon as it becomes available; and users can add their own bookmarks.
A spokesperson for the RPS said: “The new digital MEP allows quick and easy access to the latest practical and ethical pharmacy guidance from any device.
”With improved search functionality, pharmacy teams will get faster access to the information they need to make the right decisions.
“Transitioning from print to a digital MEP will help reduce the environmental impact involved in producing and printing the paper version, and will reduce the number of wasted copies too.”
The MEP is available free to all RPS members, who can also choose to receive a printed copy by completing an opt-in form by 28 April 2023.
A printed copy will automatically be sent to all foundation trainees.