Cookie policy: This site uses cookies (small files stored on your computer) to simplify and improve your experience of this website. Cookies are small text files stored on the device you are using to access this website. For more information please take a look at our terms and conditions. Some parts of the site may not work properly if you choose not to accept cookies.

Join

Subscribe or Register

Existing user? Login

Working to embed and develop our profession

I have worked in hospital pharmacy, managed community pharmacies and led medicines optimisation services for clinical commissioning groups. I currently work for NHS England in Greater Manchester, managing pharmacy contracts, ensuring delivery of quality patient services and developing new services. I also regularly locum in community pharmacy.

I work at board level with the Pharmacists’ Defence Association Union, developing national policy and work-streams supporting the individual pharmacist agenda. I am a trustee of the Pharmacist Support charity, working to provide crucial support at the time of greatest need.

I have current experience of the significant threats and pressures facing us at the coal face and as a profession. I see the opportunities for us to develop and better use our skills to improve patient care and value for health and social care. It is crucial for us to develop beyond traditional roles, sectoral mind-sets and dispel incorrect perceptions. Community pharmacy is not a government-subsidised retail sector. Community pharmacists are not shampoo and sandwich retailers.

I am an advocate for our profession and the valuable roles pharmacists play, promoting our skills and expertise to health professionals, commissioners and the public. I have a clear understanding of emerging health and social care partnerships and new commissioning models. I am working to integrate pharmacy as a key part of the primary care offering for patients and embed active referral pathways into pharmacy services.

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) delivers a lot to support and develop our profession. It is imperative that it is the lead voice for pharmacy. I am a lead of my local practice forum and a RPS advocate. As an English Pharmacy Board member I would be able to support shaping the vision for our profession and making it a reality. I will strive to free us from the threat of prosecution for genuine errors, only support changes which ensure pharmacists are kept at the heart of patient care, protect the invaluable community pharmacy network and support development of a fair pharmacy contract which is service not supply focused. I will support cross sector working, enabling the best use of all pharmacists’ skills. I will champion the profession with government, health professionals and the public to ensure all pharmacists recognised as clinical and defined by what we deliver. I will listen to your voice, ensure strategic plans represent the needs of the membership and work for you.

Steve Riley

Election Candidate, English Pharmacy Board, Royal Pharmaceutical Society

The candidate letters for the RPS national pharmacy board elections have not been edited by The Pharmaceutical Journal

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2017.20202595

Have your say

For commenting, please login or register as a user and agree to our Community Guidelines. You will be re-directed back to this page where you will have the ability to comment.

Recommended from Pharmaceutical Press

  • Developing Your Prescribing Skills

    Developing Your Prescribing Skills

    Developing Your Prescribing Skills uses case studies, mind maps and feedback from experienced prescribers. It supplies practical advice on the issues facing prescribers in all types of practice.

    £22.00Buy now
  • Pharmacy Registration Assessment Questions

    Pharmacy Registration Assessment Questions

    Pharmacy Registration Assessment Questions features over 400 closed book and calculation questions. With the registration exam having gone through a complete transformation in 2016, this volume has been developed around the new General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) guidelines.

    £32.00Buy now
  • Pharmaceutical Capsules

    Pharmaceutical Capsules

    Covers all aspects of capsule technology. An essential resource for all those involved in the development, manufacture and testing of capsules.

    £68.00Buy now
  • Suppositories

    Suppositories

    A detailed review of suppository dosage forms. For all those involved in the formulation, development, manufacture and testing of suppositories.

    £69.00Buy now
  • Good Pharmacovigilance Practice Guide

    Good Pharmacovigilance Practice Guide

    An essential guide on pharmacovigilance of medicinal products for human use. Practical advice for developing effective pharmacovigilance systems.

    £37.00Buy now
  • Introduction to Statistics in Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials

    Introduction to Statistics in Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials

    An innovative book which presents statistics in the context of clinical trials conducted during pharmaceutical drug development.

    £37.00Buy now

Search an extensive range of the world’s most trusted resources

Powered by MedicinesComplete
  • Print
  • Share
  • Comment
  • Save
  • Print Friendly Version of this pagePrint Get a PDF version of this webpagePDF

Newsletter Sign-up

Want to keep up with the latest news, comment and CPD articles in pharmacy and science? Subscribe to our free alerts.