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National Pharmacy Association appoints new chairman

Ian Strachan

Ian Strachan succeeds Bharat Patel as chairman of the National Pharmacy Association

Ian Strachan, owner of Strachans Chemist, a small group of pharmacies in North West England, has been appointed chairman of the National Pharmacy Association board, succeeding Bharat Patel.

Priorities for his two-year term include cutting the unnecessary bureaucracy that comes with provision of services in community pharmacy. Strachan says he is against “self selection” of P medicines and that “ring-fencing” certain medicines can help direct patients who need an intervention to the pharmacist. He also believes that automation of services is only appropriate for some community pharmacies.

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2014.11138541

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