SAPG’s Jacqui Sneddon is elected to Scottish Pharmacy Board
The Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group’s (SAPG) Project Lead, Jacqui Sneddon, has been elected to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Scottish Pharmacy Board.
The Scottish Pharmacy Board supports the role of pharmacy in Scottish healthcare at all levels and sectors. The Board works with the NHS, politicians, government, academia and the voluntary sector to advocate on behalf of RPS members, and to support pharmacists’ role as experts in use of medicines.
Jacqui is passionate about antimicrobial stewardship and supporting pharmacists to protect antibiotics for future generations. She became one of the first antimicrobial pharmacists in Scotland in 2003 and joined SAPG as project lead in 2008.
“I believe that community pharmacists are ideally placed to engage with and support patients and the public with advice on self-care, assessment of symptoms and treatment of common infections enabling more equitable access to healthcare for disadvantaged people. Access to patient records and advances in digital technology will support this ambition.
“My aim as a Scottish Pharmacy Board member will be to support RPS’ ambitions around managing common conditions in community pharmacy via extension of the Pharmacy First service and working towards increased numbers of independent prescribers.”
Jacqui will retain her position on the Board for two years.