Hala Jawad, National Pharmacy Board campaign pledge

Thank you for taking some of your time. I am Hala Jawad, a University of Brighton MPharm graduate and a member of the Society for almost four years. I am delighted to be standing for election as an English Pharmacy Board member.

I am relatively young in service and, if elected, I hope to bring unbridled drive and unbounded enthusiasm to my role while delivering the following aspirations:

  • I’ll harness social media and technological resources to help ensure the NHS five year forward view becomes a reality to secure the future of pharmacy;
  • I’ll encourage and drive the notion of fair representation for all pharmacy sectors and will work with members so that issues across all the sectors are equally represented and addressed;
  • I’ll ensure collaborative working and a unified voice for pharmacy;
  • I’ll work with fellow elected EPB members to ensure I deliver the best possible support to all RPS members.

Numerous conversations with members and non-members have highlighted that many pharmacists are disillusioned with the RPS and they feel it no longer represents them. I would bring changes to modernise the RPS and ensure it promotes the interests of pharmacists across the breadth of roles we now have. For example, through local and national representation, enhanced education and support on current legislation, and clinical updates relevant to individual sector CPD.

With your vote, I’ll work tirelessly towards developing a professional body that we can all value. I feel strongly that we need to retain and grow the membership so that we can have a united voice and focus on the needs of the profession.

The GPhC revalidation initiative has recently been introduced and this causes concern to many pharmacists. I would like to see increased support for pharmacists via the RPS to ensure their GPhC revalidation is as smooth and as efficient as possible while ensuring that the profession is competent to deliver healthcare outcomes in a modern changing environment, but also such that undue pressures on existing workload are reduced.

I have an excellent social media standing and am experienced in working with a wide range of healthcare companies and NHS organisations. I intend to utilise my skills and network to ensure the RPS membership and pharmacy in general is represented in the best way possible.

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

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The Pharmaceutical Journal, Hala Jawad, National Pharmacy Board campaign pledge;Online:DOI:10.1211/PJ.2018.20204730

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