Nadia Bukhari stands for English Pharmacy Board elections May 2017
16 May 2017
Nadia Bukhari has been confirmed for candidacy by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society for the English Pharmacy Board
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has three National Boards in England, Scotland and Wales which form the backbone of the Society.
The National Boards lead the agenda at a national level, focusing on the issues that really matter to our members. They have responsibility for interpreting and developing policy as well as overseeing the delivery of member services locally.
Voting for 2017 opens 4 May and closes 26 May. You must be a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society to vote.
Nadia Bukhari's Election Statement :
“Having worked in community, hospital and academia I understand the challenges that the profession faces, but also feel there is a great opportunity for us to develop new ways of working to further enhance the profession.
Widespread engagement and understanding regarding the value of pharmacists is key and I have advocated the role of the pharmacist to the public via multiple media channels to raise awareness amongst the public that pharmacists are an essential part of patient care.
I have been working with schools to further promote the profession as a career choice. My role as an advisor for the Commonwealth Pharmacist Association has allowed promotion of the role of the pharmacist on a global level.
I have been actively involved with the development of pre-registration pharmacists, and have authored books to help them through their education journey. Having listened to their learning needs, I founded and developed the hugely popular RPS pre-registration courses. I attribute a large part of their success to the fact that I continuously draw on the expertise of pharmacists from all areas of practice to teach on the programme. By cultivating and supporting this multi-specialty team, I rapidly implement changes regarding pre-registration training and assessment into the programme.
I strongly believe that ongoing development is an integral component of being a professional, and continue to mentor and develop pharmacists after qualification. I feel that my knowledge of pharmacist education at undergraduate and postgraduate level and of the workforce pressures we currently face, allows me to effectively understand the current challenges to, and opportunities for, our profession.
The RPS are working tirelessly to be the professional voice of pharmacy and to support the education and development of the profession. I wish to continue to support the great work they have been doing.
Being an elected member of the board, I want to be actively involved in discussions that set the vision for pharmacy and raise the profile of pharmacists amongst the public and the government.
I am standing for election because I want to be a driver within the EPB, help develop our profession, and give it the prominence and exposure it deserves.
I want to have the opportunity to engage with the public, the profession and key stakeholders to champion the role of the pharmacist.
As your board representative, I shall always strive to ensure that the strategic objectives of the professional body align to your voice as members”.