The pharmacy profession is experiencing challenging times and it is important to work cohesively with different healthcare sectors. I have extensive experience in community pharmacy and GP practice, and have a wide range of pharmacy professionals in my social network. Therefore I’m well versed with issues and problems faced by our profession, and the new and emerging roles we have. Building bridges between different sectors is the key to success and many more services can be provided with the right support to help patients and improve health outcomes.
I would ensure supporting the profession and its members to develop and grow and reach their potential and aspirations. In particular, I would like to inspire the new generation of pharmacists to become our future leaders.
I have a special interest in public health and improving patient outcomes and I am an ambassador on social media. I would mentor and encourage others to engage and embrace modern technology by supporting pharmacists with tools to share, innovate and network both in the UK and internationally.
I am also a Public Health Moderator for the RPS network, and serve on the Surrey RPS Steering Group and support Pharmacy moving from a traditional supply-based model to service delivery and patient-centred care. We must therefore embrace changes like patient access to information, read-write access, educating patients on managing health, and adapting service provision to patient needs.
I am also keen to promote communication, networking, international engagement together with support for local practice forums and greater pharmacy engagement in sustainability and transformation plans (STPs).
If elected my aims include to:
- Develop a united voice and facilitate working together as a unified profession by ensuring regular and closer communications and collaborative working with all national pharmacy organisations;
- Facilitate better engagement at all levels within the pharmacy profession, from early years to foundation level and beyond;
- Continue working towards a Royal College status to ensure that we work within the new transformation effectively. This transformation includes STPs to ensure proper funding is accessed by all, as well as to promote greater pharmacy influence on key stakeholders, commissioners, and STPs;
- Ensure seamless transfer of care is seen as a clear role for pharmacists, and one where there is a real benefit to patients;
- Support the Pharmacists’ Defence Association and hospital charters;
- Ensure the RPS is sustainable and attractive for non-members.
Thank you for your time and vote.
Hala Jawad, England
This is a campaign pledge for the 2018 National Pharmacy Board elections.
Voting opens on 30 April 2018 and closes on 18 May 2018.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/RPSNPB2018