Sandra Gidley, President of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, has proclaimed that she will not seek re-election to the RPS English Pharmacy Board during the 2021 elections.
“Sandra Gidley will not seek re-election to the RPS English Pharmacy Board.“
Gidley, who has been RPS president since July 2019, stated: "I could think of so many reasons to continue; however, I do want to be clear about the reason I have chosen not to stand for election this year. I have always been a strong supporter of a maximum number of terms for an elected board member. I strongly believe that this is good governance and that it brings new thinking into the organisation. I cannot think of a better way of demonstrating my commitment to this than to stand aside myself, with the hope that new candidates will be successful in this election. Over the last 2 years, I have been extremely proud to have been president of an organisation which has led the way on inclusion and diversity in pharmacy and has started to think with clarity about its future. Thank you to those who have supported me, and to those of you seeking election - I wish you all the very best of luck."