To my pharmacist colleagues,
The ballot papers for The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland Council elections will be landing in your letterboxes within the next ten days. I would ask you to consider
Veronica Treacy, MBA, BSc Pharm, Cert Pharm Pract, MPSI for your No. 1 vote
My name is Veronica Treacy and I am looking for your number 1 vote in the upcoming elections for pharmacist members to serve on the Council of The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI).
As a new Council member, I will work to:
- Promote the profession of pharmacy and the role it can play in healthcare provision in the future.
- Strengthen the development and promotion of high professional standards and best practice for all pharmacists.
- Advance the exploration of further collaborative practice between, hospital and community pharmacy, particularly at transitions of care to enhance patient safety.
- Protect and maintain the health, safety and wellbeing of patients and the public
I have an extensive track record in developing and managing hospital pharmacy services both in Ireland and the UK. I have been President of the Hospital Pharmacist Association of Ireland (2005-2007), which has given me further insight into the Pharmacy Act 2007, and the legislative system. More recently, I was the project co-ordinator for the Future Pharmacy Practice in Ireland- Meeting Patients’ Needs Report. (Published November 2016, www.psi.ie ), which clearly outlines the potential future role of the pharmacist.
I have maintained many links with community pharmacy over the course of my career. I have a good understanding of the challenges we all face in developing our profession in the years ahead. Community pharmacy has a unique network and role in contributing to the health and well-being of the public both now and in the future.
As the former Director of Pharmacy for St James’ Hospital I have promoted, the role of the pharmacist as a risk manager, ensuring medication safety for the patients in our hospitals, at transitions of care, and in nursing homes/non acute care settings and community pharmacy.
If elected I will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to council, having served as an expert on the PSI Inspection Policy Project Expert Group (2014), on the National Forum for Pharmacy Education and Accreditation (2013/2014), and as a Steering Group member for the baseline study for hospital pharmacy (2011).
I appreciate your vote and support.