The 2023 election process for the Pharmacy Forum NI Board is now open and we are inviting registered pharmacists in NI to vote and/or become a candidate. There are four places available in this election cycle.

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 2023 election represents an important opportunity 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.

The Board best serves local pharmacists when it represents a diverse cross-section of people and areas of practice.

There has never been a more important time for professional leadership that represents the specific needs and experiences of Northern Ireland pharmacists and their patients.

The future of professional leadership

In February 2023 the UK Commission on Pharmacy Professional Leadership published its report.

In it the Commission has laid out a blueprint for a new, collaborative model of professional leadership for the pharmacy sector across the four nations of the UK, starting with the formation of a transitional, collaborative Pharmacy Leadership Council that would develop a new Federation involving UK pharmacy professional leadership group and specialist professional groups.

Our Board will play a crucial role in guiding us through our interactions with this Council, if it were to be formed.

Whether or not the existing professional leadership bodies and specialist professional groups go along with the report’s recommendations, what is certain is that once-in-generation change is coming to professional leadership in the UK pharmacy sector.

Shape the future of NI pharmacy

To registered pharmacists, 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.

  • Do you want to make a difference to the future of the pharmacy profession?

  • Would you like to share your views and make your voice heard? 

  • Do you have the energy and commitment to lead?

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

Read more and nominate >