Mair Davies will continue as chair of the Welsh Pharmacy Board of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society after being re-elected by members of the board on 1 July 2015.
Davies, a lecturer and tutor in postgraduate pharmacy studies at Cardiff University, was re-elected at a
eeting of the board at the Society’s Welsh offices in Cardiff. She has held the position since 2011, and before this she was vice-chair for a year.
Suzanne Scott-Thomas, chief pharmacist and medicine management lead for Merthyr and Cynon Localities at Cwm Taf Local Health Board, was elected as vice-chair of the board. She will succeed Richard Evans, who continues to serve on the board.
Davies thanked the board for its support and departing members for their contribution, and welcomed the new board members assuming their posts. “We look forward to a busy and exciting year ahead in the build-up to the Welsh elections,” she says.
“Through our vibrant policy and public affairs programme, our work with the Welsh government and a new campaigning approach, we’ll endeavour to lead the profession on a journey that unlocks the potential of the pharmacy profession to improve patient care. ‘Your Care, Your Medicines’, the vision for pharmacy in Wales, is marching ahead. We’ll continue working with key stakeholders to turn this vision into a reality.”
Paul Harris was appointed as the Welsh Pharmacy Board representative on the RPS Assembly.
New board mem
bers Cheryl Way, Fiona Jones and Mike Curson also took up thei
r seats at the meeting. Jones, representing the community sector, and Curson, the primary care sector, were co-opted to the board through two casual vacancies.