Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) President Ash Soni has announced he will not seek re-election as President at the RPS Assembly on July 18th. He will remain as a member of the RPS Assembly and the English Pharmacy Board.
RPS Chief Executive Paul Bennett said:
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ash Soni for his considerable contribution in his role as RPS President over many years and in particular his personal hard work and dedication.
“Having worked with Ash during his recent Presidency I know this will not have been an easy decision for him to reach, but I respect his decision to not contest the forthcoming elections and in so doing give opportunity for other elected members sitting on the Assembly to take on this demanding role.
“I understand that Ash will also continue to work closely with NHS England as an LPN Chair and with the many other healthcare organisations that he works with and we look forward to seeing his continued contribution to the development of our profession.”
RPS President Ash Soni said:
“From my personal perspective, it’s the right time for me to focus on other areas where I will have the time to support the further development of pharmacy and pharmacists.
“These include Stepcare, an initiative in India where I am involved in building two new primary care centres from the ground up. I will also be expanding my role at NHS England around system leadership, and my role within the National Association of Primary Care, integrating pharmacy into Primary Care Home, the leading primary care network.”