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a RPS building imageApril 26 2018

As part of this year’s Royal Pharmaceutical Society Board elections, Today’s Pharmacist asked the candidates for their views on five topics. 

We advised candidates to keep their answer as short as possible to make it easier for you to see how their responses differ.

The five questions we asked were: 

Q1: What one change at the RPS could have the most impact on increasing RPS membership?
Q2: Who or what do you think is having the biggest influence on policy in pharmacy at present?
Q3: Should the RPS be more politically vocal or should it stick to quiet diplomacy?
Q4: Do RPS members get value for money from the Society?
Q5: Should Board members be expected to be proficient in social media?

Candidates had a week to respond. As of 10am on April 26, we had received replies from 19 of the 22 candidates standing in the elections to the Boards for England and Wales.

As only two nominations were received for the four substantive vacancies on the Scottish Pharmacy vacancies, Ewan Black and Anne Claire Boyter have been elected unopposed, and do not feature as part of this hustings.

We are publishing the responses to each question on a separate page – click on the links to see what the candidates had to say.

Candidates have also provided Twitter handles, so you may want to see if they will engage in debate about the views they have expressed.

Voting opens on Monday 30 April and closes on May 18.

For more information about elections, visit the RPS National Board Elections page at: https://www.rpharms.com/about-us/how-we-are-run/national-pharmacy-board-elections

The candidates:

RPS England Board candidates: Name Twitter handle
 a RPS candidate Claire Anderson Claire Anderson Twitter.com/clairewynn
 a RPS candidate Catherine Armstrong Catherine Armstrong Twitter.com/Titch1977
 a RPS candidate Harry Cotterill Harry Cotterill Twitter.com/harry_cotterill
 a RPS candidate Sid Dajani Sultan ‘Sid’ Dajani Twitter.com/SIDajani
 a RPS candidage Jane Devenish Jane Devenish Twitter.com/jane_dev
 a RPS candidate David Gallier Harris David Gallier-Harris Twitter.com/gallierharris
 a RPS candidate Thorrun Govind Thorrun Govind Twitter.com/pharmthorrun
  Tohidul Islam  
 a RPS candidate Hala Jawad Hala Jawad Twitter.com/jawad_hala
 a RPS Candidate Asim Mirza Asim Mirza Twitter.com/asimthechemist
 a RPS candidate Hemant Patel Hemant Patel Twitter.com/hemant1patel
 a RPS candidate Stephen Riley Stephen Riley Twitter.com/pharmaste_82
 a RPS candidate Paul Rutter Paul Rutter Twitter.com/paulrutter10
 a RPS candidate Aamer Safdar Aamer Safdar Twitter.com/asafdar1

 

RPS Wales Board candidates: Name  Twitter handle
  Michael Curson  
  Janet Gilbertson  
 a RPS candidate Jodie Gwenter Jodie Gwenter Twitter.com/jgwenter
 a RPS candidate Rafia Jamil Rafia Jamil n/a
 a RPS candidate Fiona Jones Fiona Jones Twitter.com/fajones7
 a RPS candidate Dylan Jones Dylan Jones n/a
 a RPS candidate Helen Lewis Helen Lewis Twitter.com/lewis_68
 a RPS candidate Cheryl Way Cheryl Way Twitter.com/Cheryl08756761

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