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Nadia Bukhari elected to English Pharmacy Board

16 June 2017

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Nadia Bukhari will join the English Pharmacy Board in June 2017 with a three year tenure.

Nadia won her place with 814 votes and took 8.63% of the English vote. Being elected to the English Pharmacy Board is a great achievement for both Nadia and UCL. She is also the first British Pakistani woman to be elected onto the Board.

The three National Boards in England, Scotland and Wales form the backbone of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) making the Boards better placed to influence national governments.

The National Boards lead the agenda at a national level, focusing on the issues that really matter to RPS members. They have responsibility for interpreting and developing policy as well as overseeing the delivery of member services locally.

"I am delighted to have been elected and am honoured to be the only newly elected Board member," Nadia said.

"I am grateful to all who voted for me and really appreciate everyone’s support. As a profession, it’s pleasing to see that we are moving in the right direction with both gender and diversity, but we still have a long way to go."

Looking forward to taking up her post, Nadia added, "the hard work starts for me now: being the only new Board member means I will have lots of questions but, more importantly, I will offer a fresh perspective. Engaging with the professional body and increasing membership are some of my top priorities, which I hope to be driving forward”. The newly elected English board members will take office on 21 June 2017.

Further information: https://www.rpharms.com/about-us/how-we-are-run/national-pharmacy-board-elections

Contact: Nadia Bukhari

Nadia Bukhari