Victoria Steele, first female superintendent pharmacist in LloydsPharmacy. Photo:

McKesson UK, the parent group of LloydsPharmacy, has appointed Victoria Steele as it’s new superintendent pharmacist.

In a statement, the company said Steele is “the first female superintendent pharmacy in LloydsPharmacy’s history”.

Steele, who’s currently works as deputy superintendent and head of clinical governance and professional standards, will take over from Steve Howard – a pharmacy veteran who retires on December 31, after 35 years of service at the multiple.

Announcing Steele’s appointment Mckesson UK chief executive Toby Anderson said: “Victoria has played an integral role in the business’ response to the Covid-19 pandemic with a focus on getting medicines to patients safely and the health and welfare of our colleagues. Her knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for the profession will be incredibly valuable in such a pivotal year for pharmacy.”

Victoria Steele commented: “I am delighted to accept this new challenge and carry on the great work that Steve has achieved. I hope to use my passion for patient safety, professionalism and safeguarding to continue providing patients with the best possible care as well as encouraging good pharmacists to become great pharmacists. I look forward to helping guide the business through this challenging time with our patients’ interests at the core of everything we do.”

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