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Who’s Who in Scotland and Wales – Election 2012

by Kazeem Olalekan

Following from quotes from candidates from English Pharmacy Board election, this post focus on Scotland and Wales candidates.

Scotland Election Board

I believe that pharmacists need to engage and shape the future of their professional body and will strive to ensure that it is fit for purpose and that pharmacists are supported both at local and national level in Scotland.

– Alpana Rajesh Mair

I am keen to see the Profession continuing to develop to ensure pharmacists are using their skills for the benefit of patients and are an integral part of the wider healthcare team striving for excellence..

– Alyson Joan Brown

Pharmacists are hard working and dedicated professionals.

Andrea Jane Smith (nee Black)

We need to develop new ways, and topics which ensure maximum engagement with members, the public and of course politicians; a process of support and mentoring is key to achieving this aspiration.

Caroline Wells

I remain passionate about my profession and its future and therefore seek to represent you and our profession through this challenging time.

Charles Tait

I cherish the profession deeply and consistently have been one of its strongest advocates.

David Alexander McGillivray Thomson

We need to have a forward looking profession which integrates all aspects of the profession from the student entering university, through their career in practice in any branch of the profession and onto retirement.

Dr Anne Claire Boyter

A wealth of experience and clinical expertise exists within hospital and tertiary care centres, and the RPSiS must identify how to support members in further developing their practice and helping realise their professional aspirations.

Dr John Jackson McAnaw

I know that our Society is still far from perfect.

Ewan William Black

If we are to improve the pharmaceutical care of the population of Scotland, we will have to step up to the mark, find acceptable means of providing a broader range of direct patient care services and demonstrate our cost-effectiveness in improving patient outcomes.

John Alfred Cromarty

I genuinely believe the practice of pharmacy in Scotland has made great strides in recent years.

Jonathan Burton

This development (ongoing professional development) in the profession will also include the commencement of revalidation by the General Pharmaceutical Council, our new regulator. I would be keen to ensure the RPS supports its members to deal with this new challenge.

Martin John Green

I am fully committed to delivering a vibrant pharmacy profession for the people of Scotland.

Robert Alexander McGregor (Robbie)

I believe I have the skills, experience, passion and commitment to continue to make a significant contribution to our profession’s future.

Sandra Elizabeth Melville

I’m happy to offer my time and experience to keep the SPB momentum going.

William Gilmour Templeton

 

Welsh Election Board

 

It is essential that the profile of pharmacy at national level, amongst other healthcare professionals and patient groups is maintained and enhanced in the coming years.

Donald HughesHospital

The profession of pharmacy is changing exponentially and it is essential that there is an efficient system in place to ensure our unique expertise with regard to medicines is neither sidelined nor overlooked.

Sarah M.E. Cockbill – Any Sector

The new leadership body has already proved to be an effective voice for pharmacists, and it can continue its work representing the profession in Wales, as well as at Great Britain level.

Richard Evans – Community and Locum Sector

If elected, the Board needs to mature and evolve its remit within the professional body.

Marc Donovan – Community Employee

I can bring my experience of managing change….whilst promising a further commitment to hard work, enthusiasm, and a passionate desire to drive the profession forward, and to enable pharmacists to deliver the best pharmaceutical care to ever patient in Wales.

Mair Davies – Any Sector

Current NHS reform should should be seen as an opportunity for pharmacy as a profession to take advantages of presenting opportunities which allow for integrated multi disciplinary healthcare professional working, thus driving the profession forward.

Lynwen Jones – Primary Care/Public Health

I am passionate in the belief that pharmacists could and should reach their potential as forerunners in the race for premier healthcare provision.

Keith Davies – Community Locum Pharmacist

By listening to each other and supporting each other we can make the pharmacy profession’s voice clearer and stronger.

– Jodine Louise Fec – Community

With the re-alignment of the Health Boards in Wales, I think now is the time to support the profession to develop integrated working relationships both between the different pharmacy sectors and with our fellow clinicians.

Gareth Holyfield – Any Sector 

It is an interesting time for pharmacy in Wales and the UK, both opportunities and barriers to those opportunities all around us.

Edwyn Phillip Parry – Community Pharmacy

With all the very good candidates in England, Scotland and Wales, the question is….have you voted yet? Closing date 1st of June 2012

 

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