Well Pharmacy has announced the promotion of Ifti Khan to the role of pharmacy superintendent after Janice Perkins decided to leave the company.
Perkins will be leaving the chain this month after a 20-year-long service. She will be handing over her responsibilities to Khan, who has been part of her leadership team for the last decade.
Seb Hobbs, CEO at Well Pharmacy, commented: “I cannot thank Janice enough for her commitment, passion and hard work at Well for the last 20 years. Janice’s dedication to Community Pharmacy is unmatched and everyone at Well will be sad to see her go. We would like to say an enormous thank you and wish her the very best for the future.”
Khan has worked in community pharmacy for nearly 30 years, starting his career as a pharmacist. During his 16 years at Well, Khan’s career has gone from strength to strength in key roles.
“Over the last 18 months, Khan’s played a leading role in Well’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic creating communications, risk assessments and policies to help protect colleagues, patients and communities,” the company said.
Outside of his responsibilities at Well, Khan is vice-chair and governance lead for Greater Manchester LPC, the country’s largest local pharmaceutical council. He holds multiple positions across the LPC and is also chair of the governance sub-group, as well as a committed member of the HR, finance, and services sub-groups.
Khan is also a member of the pharmacy provider board and primary care provider board at Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.
Khan commented: “It’s been an honour working as part of Janice’s leadership team for the last 10 years and I am thrilled to step up as the new pharmacy superintendent for Well.
“I am also excited to be joining the executive committee to drive our business forward and represent the views of our pharmacy teams in these important business forums. Over the next few years, we have a unique opportunity to build a seamless experience across our digital and community pharmacies to deliver better patient outcomes and continue to take pressure off the NHS, I am confident we have the right plans in place to build the best pharmacy experience in the UK.”
Commenting on Khan’s promotion, Hobbs said: “Over the last 18 months, Khan has played an important role to help protect our colleagues, patients and business in our response to the pandemic. I am delighted we are recognising his hard work and outstanding leadership with this promotion to the role of pharmacy superintendent.
“Patient safety and care are our number one priority at Well and this pivotal role sits at the heart of this. Khan’s commitment to developing our pharmacy teams, coupled with his hands-on experience and knowledge will be an invaluable addition to our executive committee as we grow and transform our business.”