- About Us
- Code of Ethics and Standards
- Fitness to Practise
- Current Vacancies
The Pharmaceutical Society NI is the statutory regulator of pharmacy in Northern Ireland. we are established under the Pharmacy (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 which has been updated by the Pharmacy (1976 Order) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 and the supporting regulations, which can be found here.
Under the Pharmacy (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 the Council is empowered to create bye-laws, these can be found here Accepted Byelaws Nov 2011.
A copy of the Corporate Governance Handbook adopted by the Council at its meeting of 26th September 2013 (as amended 10 November 2015) can be found here: Corporate Governance Handbook.
Our Governance Structure can be found here: Governance Structure 2013/14
The Council consists of up to 14 members, there are positions for 7 registered pharmacists(registrant members) and 7 persons that are not, have never been and are not eligible to be pharmacists (lay members). Council members are appointed on a competency basis by the DHSSPS for periods of between 2 and 4 years.
Our Current members are
Dr Jim Livingstone (LM) – President
Ms Sinead Burns (LM) – Vice President.
Professor Martin Bradley (LM)
Ms Sandra Cooke (RM)
Mr Ciaran Hunter (LM)
Professor David Jones (RM)
Mr Garry McKenna (LM)
Mr Mark Nelson (RM)
Mr Gareth Peeples (RM)
Mr James Perry (LM)
Mrs Marie Smith (RM)
Note (RM) Registrant Member (LM) lay Member
Our Statutory Committees
The Statutory Committees are the “Fitness to Practise Committees” whose role is to consider complaints and concerns about a registrant and to determine whether they amount to impairment of fitness to practise. If impairment is found they have powers to apply sanctions which are designed to protect the public. For more information on this process please click hereOur Other Committees
Resources:- Ciaran Hunter (chair)
Audit and Risk:- Jim Perry (chair)
Corporate Communications:- Martin Bradley(chair)
Education, standards & registration: Mark Nelson (chair)
Fitness to Practise: – Garry McKenna (chair)