Pharmacy regulator seeks new Chair

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has begun recruiting for an inspirational Chair to lead its Council.

The new Chair will work closely with the Council, Chief Executive and Registrar and wider Senior Leadership Group to achieve the organisation’s Vision 2030 for ‘safe and effective pharmacy care at the heart of healthier communities'.

The Chair will play a key role representing the GPhC, developing important relationships within and outside of the pharmacy professions. In providing leadership to Council, the Chair will have an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of pharmacy and of health professional regulation.

The recruitment process launched this week will run until 2 August 2021 and seeks applications from both lay and registrant candidates. The Chair selection panel, chaired by Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons President, Mandisa Greene, will recommend an appointment to the Privy Council.  

Nigel Clarke, current GPhC Chair said: 

“The experiences of the last year have highlighted to many people something of which the Council was already aware – that pharmacy is a rapidly changing and developing profession with increasing clinical responsibilities and opportunities. The Council needs to be alive to the changes and anticipating how they will impact on patients, the professions and how they are regulated.

“Our new Chair will have the opportunity to help shape the future of pharmacy and of health professional regulation as we plan for change. If you are interested in being part of this rapidly developing landscape and have the qualities and commitment that we need, we would like to hear from you.”

Read more about the GPhC, the role of Council Chair and application process in our candidate briefing pack.