The College of Mental Health Pharmacy was formed in 2010 by the merger of the United Kingdom Psychiatric Pharmacy Group (UKPPG) and the College of Mental Health Pharmacists.
For almost 40 years, the UKPPG supported pharmacists working in mental health by providing educational resources and networking opportunities. In the year 2000, it established one of the first specialist pharmacist accreditation bodies when it commissioned the College of Mental Health Pharmacists. The formal merger in 2010 created a single organisation - The College of Mental Health Pharmacy - to focus on education, accreditation and research in the practice of mental health pharmacy.
History of the UKPPG - as published in the Mental Health Review, June 2003.
History of CMHP and the origins of accreditation - as published in the Pharmaceutical Journal, October 2000.
CMHP Council have recently been made aware of a new website using the old UKPPG acronym which describes the work of the United Kingdom Psychiatric Pharmacy Group. We would like to make it clear that the CMHP Council are in not involved in this website nor its content, and that as far as we are aware none of our members are part of this group. December 2015