Raymond Anderson

Academic qualifications and date awarded

  • (Hons) 1979.
  • Independent Pharmacy Prescribing Certificate 2007


Professional appointments

Member of SHSSB Area Pharmaceutical Advisory Com.                  1995 to  2009

  • Chairman of SHSSB Area Pharmaceutical Advisory Com.                  1997 to 2001
  • Chairman of Pharm. Soc. Education Committee                  1998 to 2001
  • Honorary Treasurer of Pharm. Soc NI                  2001 to 2005
  • Vice President of Pharm. Soc. NI                  2005 to 2006
  • President of Pharm. Soc. NI                  2006 to 2009
  • Chairman of DHSS&PS Central Pharmaceutical Advisory Com.                  2006 to 2009
  • Appointed to NICPPET Committee (DHSS&PS)                  2010 to 2016
  • Elected PGEU representative for NI                  2010 to Date
  • Elected President of the Commonwealth Pharmacists Assos.                  2011 to 2017
  • Appointed PCP Clinical Lead Pharmacist (SLCG)                  2012 to 2013
  • Appointed ICP Clinical Lead Pharmacist C&B                  2013 to Date
  • Elected Chair C&B Integrated Care Partnership                  2014 to 2016
  • Appointed by EC to EMA PRAC Committee as HCP Rep.                  2016 to Date
  • Appointed to EMA HCPWG as PRAC representative                  2016 to Date


Professional experience

Raymond has experience of working in Community Pharmacy for over thirty-four years, which has enabled him to gain an understanding of the issues facing pharmacy both locally and nationally. His current post is as a partner at Andersons Pharmacy, Portadown. He is an Independent Pharmacy Prescriber since 2007 and held hypertension and hyperlipidaemia clinics in a GP surgery on a weekly basis until 2015

Raymond has been appointed to many advisory committees and has been a  Member of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland, holding the post of  Treasurer from 2002 to 2005 and President from 2006 to 2009. He has been a member of DHSS&PS Central Pharmaceutical Advisory Committee  and is a past Chairman. He sits on the Professional Development committee at the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland.

With a strong interest in pharmacy issues in Europe and the Commonwealth, Raymond is currently President of the Commonwealth Pharmacists’ Association, elected representative for the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU) for Northern Ireland and member of the Pharmaceutical Society of N.Ireland’s Pharmacy Forum.

Raymond was appointed to the post of clinical lead Pharmacist to C&B Primary Care Partnership in 2012 and subsequently to C&B Integrated Care Partnership in 2013. He brings his breadth of experience to the ICP and was elected Chair in June 2014.