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On World Pharmacists Day, the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society NI (PSNI) thanked pharmacists working in every sector of pharmacy in Northern Ireland (NI) for their continued service to the public.

The theme of this year’s International Pharmaceutical Federation’s World Pharmacists’ Day, (25 September 2022) was ‘Pharmacy united in action for a healthier world’.

In acknowledgement of the day, Dr. Jim Livingstone, president of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society NI said: “The theme of this year’s World Pharmacists Day, ‘Pharmacy united in action for a healthier world’ highlights pharmacy’s positive impact on health around the world and seeks to further strengthen solidarity amongst the profession.

“In Northern Ireland, pharmacy played a prominent role in primary health care throughout the pandemic and remains the public’s most trusted and accessible frontline health care profession.

“As pharmacy continues to develop additional services for the public and encompasses broader roles for pharmacists than ever before, it is essential, no matter what pharmacy sector pharmacists practice in, that the Pharmaceutical Society NI’s Code (Professional standards of conduct, ethics and performance for pharmacists in Northern Ireland) remains at the core of pharmacists’ practice. It is through this adherence to the Code, that pharmacy remains a united profession, providing positive health outcomes for patients and maintaining public trust.

“Modern, effective, and proportionate regulation of pharmacy also has a crucial role in maintaining public trust. Working in close consultation with the public and the pharmacy profession, we will continue to play our regulatory role in ensuring that the standards of education, ethics and performance remain high for pharmacy in Northern Ireland, united in action, working for a healthier world.”

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