The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has appointed three new pharmacist members to its Board of Assessors, Sonia Chand, Laura Doyle and Kathryn Davison.

Commenting on the appointments, Nigel Clarke, Chair of the GPhC, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Sonia, Laura and Kathryn to their new roles. The Board of Assessors plays a vital role in providing quality assurance for the registration assessment and I am sure our new members will make a significant contribution.”

Sonia Chand has been a practising pharmacist for 14 years, working in community, hospital, and academia. She has recently joined the ambulance service as their trust pharmacist and is in the completion phase of her PhD. Her specialist practice is in palliative care.

Laura Doyle has been working as Head of Pre-registration at WCPPE for 5 years. She was instrumental in making a number of changes to the programme as well as supporting the development and evaluation of the multi-sector pre-registration training.

Doyle also works at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Cardiff University developing and delivering bilingual teaching on the MPharm programme. In addition to this she remains working in practice as a pharmacist with Boots.

Kathryn Davison is a principal lecturer and team leader of the pharmacy practice team in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Sunderland. She has a background in the field of community pharmacy and continues to practice in this area.

Davison has previously completed a three-year tenure as MPharm programme leader and has experience as a question writer and chief invigilator for GPhC.

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