Following the official laying of the Pharmaceutical Society NI’s Annual report with the Northern Ireland Assembly, President of the Pharmaceutical Society NI, Ms Jacqui Dougan said: “When the new Pharmacy Order came into effect last October, one of the main changes was the increased accountability of the Pharmaceutical Society NI to the Northern Ireland Assembly. With the laying of our Annual report today, we have delivered on this major change. As an organisation we welcome the greater level of oversight and scrutiny that the new legislation introduced and I as President am delighted to present our first official annual report of this ‘New Era’ with the Northern Ireland Assembly.”
Commenting on the Annual report Ms Dougan said:
“Many of the changes that we have seen over the last year have greatly enhanced the ability of the Pharmaceutical Society NI to meet the needs of a modern regulator. This past year has witnessed major change in the governance, activities and structures within the organisation and this report highlights how well the Society has adapted to these challenges.
The introduction of a new appointed Council with 50% lay representation has been a major boost to the organisation and this along with a wider range of fitness to practise sanctions and structures has enabled us to meet our main aim of placing the patient at the centre of all we do.”
Looking forward, Ms Dougan said:
“The organisation is well placed to deliver patient facing pharmacy regulation going forward.
In June 2013 we launched our Corporate Strategy “A New Era 2013-16” and this sets our objectives for the next three years. Clearly much has changed over the last year and more changes are to come but this annual report underscores what has been achieved and over the next year I am confident much more will be achieved.”
The Annual Report 2012/13 can be read here www.psni.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Pharmaceutical-Society-Annual-Report-2012-13.pdf
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