The 2021 election process for the Pharmacy Forum NI Board is now open and we are inviting you to vote and/or become a candidate. There are four places available in this election cycle.

Whether deciding to be a candidate, or exercising your vote to elect a Board member, you are participating in a democratic process in which every vote is equal, valued and counted.

  • Would you like to make a difference to the future of the pharmacy profession?
  • Do you want to share your views and make your voice heard?
  • Have you the energy and commitment to lead?

Pharmacy Forum NI offers a great platform for you to achieve all of this.

Pharmacy Forum NI is a key stakeholder providing professional leadership close to the changes impacting the profession and the environment in which pharmacists work. The 2021 election represents an important opportunity for you to be part of shaping a future that ensures the role of pharmacists continues as a strong and valued component of patient-centred care in Northern Ireland.

Read the 2021 election leaflet for more information >

Make your mark as a candidate


  • You can nominate yourself to be a candidate
  • You can encourage a colleague to be a candidate
  • Nominations open 25 May at 12 noon & close 11 June at 5pm

A candidate will only be eligible for election if they are a registrant of the Pharmaceutical Society NI and therefore a member of Pharmacy Forum NI. No member will be eligible to stand for election if they have been charged with a criminal offence (this excludes offences for which a fixed penalty has been applied) or has been notified by the Pharmaceutical Society NI or any other professional, regulatory or public body that s/he is subject to investigation in relation to his/her conduct or competence and the matter is unresolved.

The Board, consisting of up to 14 members, currently meets every eight weeks throughout the year.

There are 8 elected members of the Board with 4 members retiring by rotation every 2 years so that all expertise and experience is not lost in any given 2 year period. Therefore, once a Board member is elected, they will stand for a period of 4 years in total. The remaining Board members have representative roles or are co-opted for skills and expertise. For current structure read more.

In addition, depending on your area of interest, there are opportunities to become part of the operational committee structure (committees generally meet eight weekly), working groups or task and finish groups (varied commitment).

Three charitable funds are administered by the elected members of the Board who act as Trustees. Read more.

As a guide, to completing your nomination form, please consider the following:

  • Your election submission should ideally tell voters about who you are and what you could offer as a Forum Board member.
  • The statement will be comprised of two main sections each of which must not exceed more than 250 words.

Section 1: Career Profile

In this section provide a brief overview of your career to date and area of practice. You may want to include any relevant experience, skills or competencies that you would bring to the Forum Board.


Section 2: Manifesto

In this section you may want to describe what would influence someone to vote for you. It could include for example

  • What you believe about the issues that are of interest to pharmacists.
  • Your vision and priorities for the future of pharmacy.
  • What you would aim to achieve if you get elected.


The deadline for submission of completed Nomination Forms is 11 Jun at 5pm

Nominate Now

Make your mark as a voter

  • Ensure you vote
  • Voting opens 21 June and closes 8 July

You can also champion your candidate on social media when the voting begins. Tag us @PharmForumNI

  • All pharmacists currently registered with the Pharmaceutical Society NI can vote.
  • Each member has up to 4 votes of equal weighting.
  • All votes are collated independently by a third party.
  • Voting closes 8 July and results will be announced w/c 19 July.

If you require any further information Tel: 07951 044876 or Email: