Ravi Sharma has been announced as the new director for England for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, commenting that he looks forward to working with RPS members and other pharmacy organisations “to help ensure a successful and vibrant future for the profession”.
Mr Sharma is a clinical lead pharmacist for NHS England and senior GP practice pharmacist, as well as holding several honouree and advisory positions and serving as vice president of the Primary Care Pharmacy Association.
Mr Sharma said he was “honoured and delighted” to be offered the RPS role, adding:“I have always been passionate about ensuring that patient care remains at the forefront of the profession. The RPS is a true embodiment of that testament and I am looking forward to working alongside members and other organisations to help ensure a successful and vibrant future for the profession.
RPS English pharmacy board chair Sandra Gidley said: “Ravi has already made a huge impact on the profession and wider NHS, as a leader and practitioner. Ravi speaks with authority about how pharmacists improve patient car. He has proven this in his own professional practice.
“Ravi ‘walks the walk’ as well as he ‘talks the talk’ about how our profession can work in an integrated way across sector boundaries and with members of the multidisciplinary team. Ravi is exactly the right person to lead and develop opportunities for the profession to improve the lives of patients and the public and I am delighted we will be working together on this.”