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Join our Council and help uphold standards and public trust in pharmacy

25 July 2019

We are looking for three new council members – two registrants and one member of the public - to help us achieve our aims of protecting the public and upholding the standards of pharmacy services.

This is an exciting time to join the GPhC Council. We have an ambitious programme of work ahead at this time of change for pharmacy, and as a Council we have an important strategic governance and assurance role to play.

We want to hear from candidates from all sections of the community across Great Britain who can bring a wide range of knowledge, skills and experience to our Council.

Candidates will need to meet the essential criteria for the role as outlined in the candidate pack, and we are particularly seeking candidates with one or more of the following attributes:

  • knowledge and/or experience of patient advocacy or the patient voice (lay)
  • clinical and/or prescribing skills in one or a range of settings (registrant)
  • experience of technology developments in healthcare (lay or registrant)
  • an understanding of academic and vocational education and training (lay or registrant)

Our current Council member and pharmacy technician Penny Hopkins, said: 

“I recently became a council member and want to implore all those who might consider the role, to give it some real thought. I know how easy it is to dismiss these roles that are far away from the day to day world of work, but the whole pharmacy sector, and patients and the public need that diversity of thought, background and experiences on the GPhC Council. All in all, it leads to better considered policy and strategy through constructive challenge and open discussions, which is better representative of the society we are seeking to protect.

“As a council member you need be committed to living the values of the GPhC; always keeping in mind that the protection and well-being of people who use pharmacy services is at the heart of everything we do. You will need to be prepared for lots of reading, listening, learning and will need to have the courage to ask difficult questions.”

Applications will open on Monday 29 July 2019 and close at 12.00 pm on Monday 16 September. Successful applicants will take up their post on 1 April 2020.

Saxton Bampfylde is acting as an employment agency advisor on these appointments. You can find out more about the roles and apply through their website using the code: AAEEF. Alternatively, telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 during office hours. 

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