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​​​​​​​Advanced Pharmacist Assessment Panel – New Chair

We've appointed Ramandeep Kaur Sandhu as the Chair of the Advanced Pharmacist Assessment Panel (APAP).

The role of APAP is to oversee all RPS advanced and consultant pharmacist assessment and credentialing processes, reporting to the RPS Education Standards Committee.

Ramandeep is an independent prescribing pharmacist with a wealth of experience in senior healthcare roles across all sectors of pharmacy. She currently works as an advanced pharmacist in general practice as well as leading on the Certificate in Advanced Health Assessment at Aston University.

On her appointment, Ramandeep said “I am honored to have been appointed the chair of the Advanced Pharmacist Assessment Panel (APAP) for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. I am looking forward to working with the panel to progress the advanced pharmacy practice agenda, creating a platform to showcase and advocate for the profession. Throughout my career, I have accomplished many goals and achievements, and I am excited to begin this new role enabling me to further focus my efforts on advancing the profession that I’m so passionate about."

All APAP panel members were appointed through an open application process.

Andy Husband, Chair of the RPS Education and Standards Committee commented:

“I am delighted to welcome Ramandeep as chair of the panel leading on the development of advanced practice within the RPS.  She has incredible enthusiasm for this post and her skills will be a huge benefit to the RPS team.”

The full membership of APAP is as follows: 

Alice Conway, Pharmacy Lead Education and Development, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH)

Andrew Radley, Consultant in Public Health Pharmacy, NHS Tayside

Gordon Rushworth, Programme Director, Highland Pharmacy Education & Research Centre

Kerry Street, Pharmacy Leaning Environment Lead, HEE Wessex Training Hub, Programme Lead for Postgraduate Clinical Diploma (Primary Care), University of Bath

Laura O’Loan, Associate Postgraduate Pharmacy Dean, Northern Ireland Centre for Pharmacy Learning and Development (NICPLD)

Laura Sims, General Practitioner, St Thomas Medical Group

Louise Brown, Principal Teaching Fellow in Pharmacy Practice, University College London (UCL)

Ramandeep Kaur Sandhu, (Chair) Lead Operational Medicines Optimisation and Primary Care services pharmacist, GP Federation, Teaching Fellow, Aston University

Rosalind Gittins, Director of Pharmacy, Humankind Charity

Stephen Tomlin, Chief Pharmacist, Great Ormond Street Hospital

Susan Roberts, Associate Postgraduate Pharmacy Dean, NHS Education for Scotland (NES)

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