LONDON: A Pakistani pharmacist hailing from Britain has become the first Muslim female and first Pakistani female elected to the National Pharmacy Board for England for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS).
Nadia Bukharis roots belong to Karachi and Lahore, she is a pharmacy graduate of the prestigious School of Pharmacy, Universtiy of London she initiated her career as a pharmacist and then she became a clinical pharmacist in a teaching hospital in London finally she ended up in academia.
The election process was not easy for Nadia, there were 17 other candidates contesting the election, Scotland, Wales and England form the spine of RPS, they work in a strategic manner to influence national governments. These boards have responsibility for interpreting and developing policy as well as overseeing the delivery of member services locally.
Ms Bukhari said: “The support I have received has been overwhelming; both from peers and the members and I am grateful to everyone who voted for me. I am a forward thinking and dynamic advocate for pharmacists and I have a keen desire to further develop the profession. The profession is undergoing a period of significant uncertainty and change but this represents a golden opportunity for us to promote and embed new ways of working. I hope to drive this agenda forward during my tenure. I am extremely passionate about my profession. If you don’t have passion, you don’t have the drive”.
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