Time is running out for NPA members to nominate a candidate for the association’s forthcoming board of management elections.

Nomination forms have already been sent to members and must be returned by 12 noon this Friday, 23 February 2018.

Elections to all 17 regions of the NPA’s board of management will take place several weeks later.

An NPA spokesman said: "The NPA board sets the policy, strategic direction and objectives for the association. 

"Board members are expected to contribute to debate in sharing ideas and deliver fresh thinking throughout the period of their service. 

"In addition to board meetings, board members also participate in standing committees and/or working groups of the board. 

"Overall, the remit is to ensure that the NPA is advancing the interests of independent community pharmacy owners, to the benefit ultimately of patients and communities."

Ballot papers will be despatched on Monday 12 March, with the close of the ballot at 12 noon on Friday, 6 April 2018.

Current NPA board members will stand down on Saturday 31 March, and the new board will be announced on Tuesday 10 April 2018.

The first meeting of the new board will take place on Monday 23 April 2018.

For more information about the election process contact election@npa.co.uk

More information about the role and responsibilities of NPA board members is available here.

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