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Transitional scheme agreed for elections to the Society’s national pharmacy boards

The election scheme for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s nationalpharmacy boards is to be amended in 2010 to allow for progress to thegovernance structure of the future professional leadership body forpharmacy

The election scheme for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s national pharmacy boards is to be amended in 2010 to allow for progress to the governance structure of the future professional leadership body for pharmacy.

At the December 2008 Council meeting, it was agreed that the national pharmacy board election scheme needed to be amended to reflect the future governance structure in which an assembly covering the whole of Britain would to a large extent consist of members of the three national boards.

It was therefore agreed that all national board members should be asked to stand down in 2010 because they would have been elected only to fulfil a board role whereas after 2010 they may also serve on the assembly. It was also noted that Council members in Scotland or Wales would need to be able to stand for election to their national boards if they wished to be considered for service on the future assembly.

Noting that it was not yet clear when the Society’s regulatory activities would transfer to the new General Pharmaceutical Council, the Council agreed that national board members elected in 2010 would serve for up to two years after the transfer, standing down when the assembly was ready to go ahead with elections under new regulations (which the Council expected would be well within the two years).

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal URI: 10041917

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