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GPhC appoints PHRMY's Dr Mathew Smith to its Board of Assessors

19 July 2016

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GPhC appoints three new pharmacist members to its Board of Assessors

The GPhC has appointed three pharmacist members to its Board of Assessors:

  • Dr Mat Smith
  • Professor Alison Strath,
  • Ahmed Aboo.

Commenting on the appointments, Nigel Clarke, Chair of the GPhC, said:

“I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Alison, Mat and Ahmed to their new roles. The Board of Assessors plays a vital role in providing quality assurance for the registration assessment and I am sure our new members will make a significant contribution.”

Dr Mat Smith

Dr Smith is a lecturer and MPharm programme director at the Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University. He has a growing research portfolio with interests in medicines management in care homes and seamless care of patients across practice settings. His pedagogic interest includes teaching, learning and assessment in general and interprofessional education.

Professor Alison Strath

Professor Alison Strath holds a chair in Community Pharmacy Practice at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Professor Strath is a pharmacist and her research interests include the management of self-limiting and long-term conditions, the use of technology in practice, quality improvement and interprofessional education. She also works with the Scottish Government, where she is Principal Pharmaceutical Officer responsible for implementing the community pharmacy aspects of the Government's strategy, Prescription for Excellence.

Ahmed Aboo

Ahmed Aboo is Lead Pharmacist for Renal, Respiratory and Cardiovascular Medicine at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL). He is part of the senior management team at UHL, and is an independent prescriber, having practiced for a number of years in Infectious Diseases. He also teaches on the MPharm degree at De Montfort University, Leicester.

Further information about the Board of Assessors is available onthe GPhC website.

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