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Dr. Jim Livingstone’s tenure as President comes to an end

Dr. Jim Livingstone’s tenure as the President of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society NI has come to an end, after leading Council for a period of 8 years. Dr. Jim Livingstone was first appointed by the Minister for Health in October 2014.

In a statement Vice President of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society NI, Mr. Jonathan Patton, paid tribute to Dr. Livingstone’s leadership, stating:

“Jim has done a tremendous job in leading the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society for 8-years, through a period of significant change and challenge, not least the Covid-19 pandemic. Jim helped shape a new direction for Council, strengthening its governance, bringing strategic thinking front and centre, and developing its skills and training.

“His passion for public protection and the work of Council, having open and healthy debate, and finding the best route forward in any situation, stood to him throughout his 8 years. He leaves the Pharmaceutical Society NI and the Council in a strong position going forward”.

“I wish Jim well in his next endeavours and on behalf of Council would like to thank him for his leadership, commitment and excellent company”.

Mr. Trevor Patterson, Chief Executive of the Pharmaceutical Society NI made the following statement:

“Jim has shown exceptional dedication and commitment to the regulation of pharmacy in Northern Ireland over the last 8-years. He has skillfully steered the Council and overseen the governance of the organisation with significant skill, powerful leadership, and enthusiasm for our important work of public protection, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Jim’s constructive challenge of the Executive officers of the organisation ensured the highest standards of delivery, he also made full use of encouragement and humour, bringing a positive influence on the culture of the business. He will be missed by all those who work for the Pharmaceutical Society NI, and I wish him every success in the next challenge he chooses to accept”.



Notes to editors

The Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland is the regulatory body for pharmacists in Northern Ireland. Our primary purpose is to ensure practicing pharmacists in Northern Ireland are fit to practise, keep their skills and knowledge up to date and deliver high quality safe care to patients.

For further information, please contact Mark Neale at the Pharmaceutical Society NI on 028 9026 7933 or