Pharmaceutical committee welcomes DoH pharmacy appointments

The appointment of two national clinical directors for pharmacy by the DoH in England, has been welcomed by the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC).

The two are Jonathan Mason, head of prescribing and pharmacy at City and Hackney Teaching PCT, and Martin Stephens, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust’s divisional clinical director, diagnostics and therapy and associate medical director, clinical effectiveness.

Sue Sharpe, PSNC chief executive, said: ‘The government’s White Paper recognised the potential of pharmacy in NHS healthcare and these appointments will ensure that the proposed initiatives are supported by strong clinical leadership at both local and national levels.

‘We look forward to a successive and productive working relationship.’

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