Janice Perkins has been appointed chair of Greater Manchester Local Pharmaceutical Committee, it was announced last week.
Ms Perkins replaces Manchester contractor Fin McCaul, who has completed a two-year term of office. In a statement, GMLPC said her appointment “further highlights GMLPC’s commitment to supporting contractors in the current challenging environment”.
Ms Perkins has held a number of leadership roles within pharmacy over a 30-year period. In June 2021 she stood down as Well Pharmacy superintendent after more than 20 years with the business, with Ifti Khan replacing her. At Well, she was “responsible for patient safety regulatory & professional standards and delivery of the NHS contractual framework and services,” said GMLPC.
She is also a chair of the Community Pharmacy Patient Expert Advisory Group and visiting professor in community pharmacy at Keele University. She was instrumental in establishing the Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group in 2015, with LloydsPharmacy superintendent Victoria Steele replacing her in 2021.
Ms Perkins said: “I’m excited to be joining GMLPC and working with the leadership team and contractors to create opportunities for community pharmacy and help find solutions for the challenges facing the profession.
“I hope to put the insight and skills I gained during my time as a PSNC committee member to good use.”