The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) has confirmed that the nomination process for pharmacists for appointment to the PSI Council is now open. PSI-registered pharmacists interested in making a public service contribution by participating in the work of the regulator at board level should consider the information available now on the PSI website. The nomination period is open until 22 March.
The PSI Council is the governing body of the pharmacy regulator, comprising 21 members. The PSI Council is responsible for the delivery and implementation of the regulator’s Corporate Strategy and for ensuring that the pharmacy regulator fulfils its statutory remit in the public interest.
There will be several vacancies on the Council this June and four of these are for pharmacist members, who are appointed through the nomination and election process. The current pharmacist Council members concluding their respective terms of office are Mr Roy Hogan, Mr Mark Jordan, PSI President Ms Muireann Ní Shúilleabháin, and Ms Avril Ryan.
Interested candidates, who must be on the PSI Register of Pharmacists, are invited to submit a nomination form to the PSI Returning Officer by 12 noon on Wednesday, 22 March. In the event of the nominations exceeding the number of vacancies available, an election will be held on 19 April.
Each member of the PSI Council is appointed by the Minister for Health to act in the interests of patients and the public to assure safe and effective pharmacy practice and care in Ireland. Further information on submitting a nomination and the relevant criteria is available on www.psi.ie