Campaign letter for RPS elections 2021: Rizwan Din on championing the role of pharmacists and technicians

This is a campaign letter for the 2021 RPS national pharmacy board elections. The views expressed in this letter belong to the author. Find out more about the RPS elections.

I am passionate about developing and championing the role of pharmacists and technicians. With a background in community pharmacy and primary care, I believe I will be able to provide a unique insight to the board if elected.

Previous RPS boards have made good progress and this needs to be continued and re-aligned with what is important to the individuals that make up the profession.

Front line pharmacists have questioned the function of the RPS and have been disenfranchised recently. While there have good frameworks and guidelines developed by the RPS, these are not always utilised by the majority of the pharmacy population.

I have clear objectives for standing for board member election:

1. Continue to promote and protect the role and well being of pharmacists and technicians at national level;

2. Highlight the importance of developing pharmacists into practising independent prescribers using advanced clinical examination techniques;

3. Promote better integrated working between community pharmacy, primary and secondary care with improved IT solutions ensuring joined-up working;

4. Engage front line pharmacists and technicians who may benefit from RPS membership and resources.

Rizwan Din, election candidate, Scottish pharmacy board, Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Last updated
The Pharmaceutical Journal, April 2021;Online:DOI:10.1211/PJ.2021.1.79279