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.’

neil.durham@haymarket.com

Comment below and tell us what you think

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register

Already registered?

Sign in

Follow Us:

Just published

RCGP urges GPs to collaborate with pharmacies on flu jabs this year

RCGP urges GPs to collaborate with pharmacies on flu jabs this year

The RCGP and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society have called on GP practices and community...

GP appointments rising fast as COVID-19 cases 'near 10,000 a day'

GP appointments rising fast as COVID-19 cases 'near 10,000 a day'

GP appointments have risen rapidly in recent weeks as schools returned, according...

COVID-19 impact on medical schools risks 'serious damage' to future NHS workforce

COVID-19 impact on medical schools risks 'serious damage' to future NHS workforce

Medical training and the future NHS workforce could be seriously damaged by the financial...

GPonline's news editor wins medical journalism award

GPonline's news editor wins medical journalism award

GPonline news editor Nick Bostock has won News Story of the Year (specialist media)...

How GPs can support patients with 'long COVID'

How GPs can support patients with 'long COVID'

GPs must be ready to support patients with physical, psychological and social problems...

BMA demands 'rule of six' overhaul to prevent further lockdowns

BMA demands 'rule of six' overhaul to prevent further lockdowns

The government must scrap its high-risk ‘rule of six’ and introduce more stringent...