Sanjeev Panesar has been elected as a new National Pharmacy Association board member.
The pharmacy owner who runs Pan Healthcare, a group of five community pharmacies located in Birmingham, will represent NPA members in the West Midlands region.
Since qualifying in 2009 Sanjeev has worked in independent and multiple community pharmacies, becoming a Superintendent Pharmacist for a chain of five Pharmacies in 2011.
In 2014 he became an active member of Birmingham and Solihull LPC, representing the views of Independent Pharmacies and giving his opinion on various matters affecting contractors. He has been working alongside committee members to help develop services and relationships with key stakeholders.
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.
Commenting on his election Sanjeev said: “Community pharmacy is facing challenging times, however, it is also being recognised for the value and skills it offers to the NHS.
“Now is an ideal time to develop collaborative working relationships between healthcare professionals in primary and secondary care which I hope to influence.
“I believe my experiences have given me an insight into the moving parts behind community pharmacy which will help me to give the NPA team a fresh outlook and add increased value for its members in the future.”
NPA Acting Chair, Andrew Lane, said:
“Sanjeev has already established a record of furthering the interests of community pharmacy and we are excited to have him onboard. He brings experience and fresh thinking and will be a great fit alongside the excellent team already in place.”