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RPS election results 2024 announced: Check the names of elected members

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According to RPS chief executive Paul Bennett, voter participation in England has increased by nearly 3% to 10.1% this year

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has announced the results of the 2024 elections for its three national Pharmacy Boards.

For the English Pharmacy Board, the newly elected members include Claire Anderson, Martin Astbury, Steve Churton, Ciara Duffy, Sue Ladds, Mike Maguire, Tase Oputu and Ankish Patel.

Matthew Prior has been elected for a period of one year to fill the casual vacancy on the Board.

Seven candidates have been elected unopposed to the RPS Scottish Pharmacy Board. They include: Jonathan Burton, Lucy Dixon, Laura Fulton, Catriona Sinclair, Amina Slimani-Fersia, Richard Strang and Audrey Thompson. Only seven nominations were received for the eight substantive vacancies on the board.

Helen Davies has been elected to the RPS Welsh Pharmacy Board to represent the Primary Care sector. Meanwhile, Rafia Jamil and Geraldine McCaffrey have been elected unopposed to fill the two vacancies in the Hospital sector.

Gareth Hughes and Dylan Jones will fill the two Community Pharmacy sector posts, while Aled Roberts and Eleri Schiavone have been elected to the two Any Sector posts.

RPS chief executive Paul Bennett welcomed the newly elected Board members across Great Britain and thanked all the candidates who participated in this year’s election for their time and effort.

“It has been encouraging to see a range of candidates from diverse backgrounds put themselves before the membership and with a shared goal of wanting to see the RPS flourish as a professional leadership body,” he said.

According to Bennett, voter participation in England has increased by nearly 3 per cent, rising from 7.3 per cent in 2023 to 10.1 per cent this year. Additionally, there was a strong turnout in Wales, where participation reached 19.1 per cent.

“I and each of my colleagues across the organisation look forward to working with the newly elected members, returning members and continuing members to champion the profession and put pharmacy at the forefront of healthcare,” he added.

The elected members for all three Boards will take office from 18 June.

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