My name is Ronan Sheridan, a community pharmacist from Mullingar. I’m putting my name forward as a candidate in the upcoming PSI Council election.
In this brief message, I am asking you to consider me favourably with your number one vote.
I have two main reasons for putting my name forward for this election. Firstly, I feel my experience to date across a wide range of professional activities helps me to understand many of the issues, operational, financial and otherwise, facing Irish pharmacists. Secondly, I believe that that my range of experience and understanding will help me to be a strong voice on the Council for my fellow community pharmacists.
In tandem with this, I am also passionate about raising standards in pharmacy, and have shown a solid commitment to this through working as a peer support pharmacist for the Irish Institute of Pharmacy, and also acting as a tutor with the IPU Academy. I have also written extensively on CPD topics for the Irish Pharmacy News. I am currently a director of the Pharmacy Benevolent Fund.
Irish pharmacy is at a crossroads: choices and decisions made now will determine its future, and ours. I want to work in a profession where pharmacists like ourselves can deliver advanced services for patients, and are valued, recognised, and compensated accordingly. More focused engagement with the PSI at Council and Committee levels is crucial to help achieve this meaningful role for our profession.
If elected, I promise to use my voice, my time, energy and passion to speak up at Council for pharmacists like me who entered the profession to look after their patients in the best way possible.
To conclude, I want to thank you for taking time to read this, and ask again for your number one vote in the upcoming election.
I’m Ronan Sheridan, PSI Council candidate and community pharmacist. Thank you for your time.