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- Since 2010 -

South African Society of Clinical Pharmacy



​Should you be looking for innovative ideas or solutions and need motivation to grow and aspire to realise your ambitions in your Clinical Pharmacy profession, you are an ideal candidate.

Do you have a vision about what you want your career to achieve for you and  need some help getting it there? We are experts at helping our members utilise their talents so as to experience the satisfaction of making a difference. Wherever you may be, we  look forward to meeting you


In 2010, the South African Society of Clinical Pharmacy (SASOCP) was formed in response to this resurgent interest in clinical pharmacy.

The objectives of SASOCP are:


  • To promote the practice of clinical pharmacy

  • To promote the interests of clinical pharmacists

  • To provide a platform for clinical pharmacists’ viewpoints and networking

  • To develop and provide clinical pharmacy practice guidelines

  • To provide clinical pharmacy continuing professional development and education

  • To promote research in clinical pharmacy

  • To enable clinical pharmacy capacity building in teaching and practice institutions


Through its branches, SASOCP achieves these objectives by continually organizing regular education meetings and workshops, as well as an annual conference in June every year. The society has nine active branches: Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and North West. We look forward to welcome you to become part of our growing organisation.


The First Summit

SASOCP Conference

10th Annual Conference of the South African Society of Clinical Pharmacy

Glenburn Lodge & Spa, Pretoria, South Africa

June 4-7 | 2020


We take pride in staging meaningful events and exciting opportunities to learn and explore many aspects pertaining to the Pharmaceutical, Medical and Health professions.


International specialists and academics enthusiastically share their knowledge and experiences with our members. Regular workshops, and our annual Conferences have built a solid base of knowledge and friendships throughout South Africa and internationally.


Pharmaceutical care and clinical pharmacy is a rapidly developing field for practicing pharmacists in South Africa.It started in the early 1990’s in South-Africa which has developed to where clinical pharmacy together with ward-based pharmacy are being implemented in several hospitals. 


The South-African Society of Clinical Pharmacy (SASOCP) promotes specialist clinical pharmacists by working with the necessary statutory bodies and educational institutions both Nationally and Internationally.


SASOCP has developed a standard level of practice for clinical pharmacists, and to this effect these documents are available for all members to access.

World antibiotic awareness week


FIP report on Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) in Hospitals and Communities – A Pharmacy Perspective

FIP has published a report on Antimicrobial Stewardship in Hospitals and Communities – A Pharmacy Perspective. The report was drafted from the first AMS workshop that was held on 22 September 2019 in Abu Dhabi as part of the 79th FIP Congress. South Africa is represented in the report by Prof Sabiha Essack who opened the workshop and stated that “the pharmacist has immense capacity to contribute to the stewardship and conservation of dwindling antimicrobial resources” and Andy Gray who gave information on the situation in South Africa stating that “Far too many prescriptions are getting past the pharmacist - the inappropriate prescription of an antibiotic followed by supply, without intervention is common.”

The report can be downloaded here.


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