An election is to take place for a new NPA board member in Scotland following Noel Wicks stepping down from the role after seven years.

Wicks, who is the managing director of Right Medicine Pharmacy which has 22 branches located throughout Central Scotland, said he left his position due to personal and business reasons. 

Nitin Sodha, NPA chair, commented: “Naturally we are sorry to see such a great advocate from community pharmacy leaving but we thank him for his hard work and dedication.

“Noel will carry on working on one or two NPA projects but without the demands of being a board member.”

Nominations for the post will close at noon on 12 October and all Scottish members will receive the forms by the end of September. 

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 NPA Board meetings, Board members also participate in Standing Committees and/or Working Groups of the Board.  The main objective is to ensure that the NPA is advancing the interests of independent community pharmacy owners, to the benefit ultimately of patients and communities.

You can get election updates here.

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