Press Release

Claire Anderson elected RPS President

Claire Anderson has been elected today as the new President of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society by the RPS Assembly.

Claire was previously Chair of the RPS English Pharmacy Board and is the second woman after outgoing President Sandra Gidley to be elected President of the RPS in its current form as the professional body. 

Claire thanked Sandra Gidley for “her leadership and passion for our profession, particularly for leading our response to the pandemic.”

She stated that future priorities include expanding the scope of the influence RPS has, as well as focusing on implementing change, and advancing on the work the society is already doing around equality, diversity and inclusion.

“I promise to always be equitable in my decision making, to stand alongside all our members and be an ally, to amplify the voice of pharmacy, to advocate for change and to support future generations of pharmacists,” added the new President.

Read Claire's full address to the Assembly.


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