Two members have been elected to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s (RPS’s) English Pharmacy Board (EPB).
Danny Bartlett has been elected to the substantive board post and Sorbi Khattak has been elected to the casual vacancy post for a period of one year, which arose following a resignation from the board effective from June 2023.
Richard Evans was elected unopposed to the locum sector vacancy on the Welsh Pharmacy Board, Board.
There were no elections held in Scotland.
Commenting on the results, Claire Anderson, president of the RPS, said: “Congratulations to Danny and Sorbi who were elected to the English Pharmacy Board, and to Richard who was elected to the Welsh Pharmacy Board.
“I look forward to working with them to champion the profession and put pharmacy at the forefront of healthcare.
“I’d also like to thank the other candidates who stood for election but were not successful on this occasion.”
A breakdown of the turnout and result for England is included below (see Box).
The new board members will take up their places at the next national pharmacy board meetings, to be held on 20 and 21 June 2023.
Box: Breakdown of voting turnout and results for English Pharmacy Board
Number of individuals eligible to vote: 18,333
Total number of individuals who voted: 1,336
Total number of votes: 1,336
Total number of individuals voting online: 1,336
Total number of individuals voting over the phone: 0
Number of spoiled/invalid ballot papers: 0
Results — name and number of votes
Danny Bartlett: 679
Sorbi Khattak: 312