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Jonathan Burton elected as the new Chair of RPS Scottish Pharmacy Board


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Tase Oputu and Geraldine McCaffrey continue their terms as Board Chairs for England and Wales, respectively

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has announced the results of the elections to vacant positions on the RPS Scottish and English Country Boards that took place at the meeting on June 18.

The Scottish Pharmacy Board elected Jonathan Burton, FRPharmS, as their new Chair and Audrey Thompson to the RPS Assembly, the organisation’s governing body.

Jonathan is a community pharmacist and an independent prescriber affiliated with the Right Medicine Pharmacy group in Stirling. He has played an integral role in the inception, development and delivery of Pharmacy First services in Scotland.

He is an RPS Fellow and received an MBE in 2018 for services to healthcare. Jonathan is also the recipient of the 2023 RPS Charter Award. He previously served as Chair of the Scottish Pharmacy Board from 2019 to 2021.

“Serving as Chair is a great privilege,” said Jonathan while expressing his delight at being elected as the Chair of the Scottish Pharmacy Board.

“I am hugely thankful to members for supporting me to serve the pharmacy profession across Scotland in this important capacity.

“During my time as Chair, my guiding principles will be, to act with authenticity, to respect all Members’ views and to be passionate, whilst treating everyone with respect,” he added.

Tase Oputu and Geraldine McCaffrey continue their terms as Board Chairs for England and Wales, respectively.

The English Pharmacy Board elected Adebayo Adegbite, Danny Bartlett and Matthew Prior to the RPS Assembly.

The Welsh Pharmacy Board announced Eleri Schiavone as their representative to the RPS Assembly.


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