The Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for Scotland Rose Marie Parr has announced that she will retire in July this year.
All the latest news of new appointments within the pharmacy industry.
Alex MacKinnon FRPharmS, Director for Scotland, has announced his retirement.
Graeme Bryson has been announced as the latest member of the Pharmacy in Practice editorial board. Graeme is the Director of Pharmacy for NHS Dumfries and Galloway.
The College of Mental Health Pharmacy has announced that Specialist Mental Health Pharmacist Ciara Dowling will be their new President. Ciara takes over from Juliet Shepherd who will be stepping down after two years in the role. Pharmacist and Director of Pharmacy at Humankind UK, Roz Gittins will take up the role of Vice-President.
Greater Manchester LPC (GMLPC) have made their first appointment following their well-publicised restructure. Luvjit Kandula, current Head of LPC Engagement and Collaboration at PSNC will be leaving the national body to take up the role of Director of Pharmacy Transformation (DoPT) at GMLPC in the New Year.
The General Pharmaceutical Council has appointed Liam Anstey as the new Director for Wales. Liam has previously worked across the health and social care sector in leading communications roles for the British Medical Association, General Medical Council and Royal College of Nursing. Liam will begin the role on 11 November 2019.
Diane Leicester-Hallam has announced she is set to leave the Pharmacists’ Defence Association as Director for Member Services and will shortly also leave the pharmacy sector.
Mr Scott Garden has been appointed as the new Director of Pharmacy and Medicines with NHS Fife. Mr Garden will be responsible for leading, directing and managing the pharmacy service on behalf of NHS Fife and the Fife Health & Social Care Partnership.
The General Pharmaceutical Council has appointed Laura Fraser, former clinical fellow for the Scottish Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, as the new Director for Scotland.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has today announced the start of a new Inclusion and Diversity Programme with the appointment of multi-award winning expert Asif Sadiq MBE as Chair. He will head up work across the profession leading to the publication of an RPS strategy for pharmacy on Inclusion and Diversity next year.