Pharmacy, as a profession, has slowly been changing for many years. The demand on pharmacists have increased and this has inevitably changed the way pharmacists need to think and act in many situations. In the previous seven years, I have been trying to help mentor pre-registration students and newly qualified pharmacist to give them support in the new working environments they find themselves in.
If I am elected to the English board of the RPS, I want to focus my efforts on helping unite our profession. Pharmacy is a profession with many sectors, it's a profession that is constantly evolving. I want to help achieve the RPS’s goal in being the professional voice of pharmacy. Members need to see the value of paying for membership and I want members to feel the RPS is listening to their needs.
I have been a community pharmacist for almost 10 years, in this short period I have helped, supported and mentored many pharmacists. Alongside, publishing pharmacy related articles in many pharmaceutical publications, including the PJ. I have won and been short listed for numerous community pharmacy prizes.
I am an elected member of my Local Pharmaceutical Committee (LPC) and I have helped establish a pharmacy federation for independent community pharmacies in Leicester. I understand community pharmacy and the needs especially of community pharmacists. My expertise in this area, will help shape the way the RPS supports community pharmacists and how it needs to protect the interests of community pharmacy as a leading NHS service provider.
No one is born an expert, you learn to become an expert from the experiences you find yourself in and from the knowledge shared with you by people who have experience. If elected I want to seek the knowledge from my peers so I can be a good representative to the people who believe in electing me.