Regional Member for the West Midlands
My roles on the GHP NOPC are as Regional Member for the West Midlands and also Joint Chair of Terms and Conditions. I represent Pharmacists at the Unite in Health West Midlands Regional Industrial Sector Committee (RISC) meetings, and also attend Unite in Health National Industrial Sector Committee (NISC) meetings, representing GHP and focusing on Terms and Conditions (including pay and pensions). It’s very important that pharmacists join a union and get involved, in order that we can access support with employment issues and that our profession is heard and represented.
My day job is as Medicines Safety Officer (MSO) at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust, leading on medicines safety and governance. I am an active member of the MSO network both locally and nationally, and a longstanding member of both RPS and UKCPA. I have been a member of GHP since 1994 and became a rep in 2012. I regularly support GHP members with employment concerns and am also Vice-Chair of the Staff Side of the Trust, working with colleagues from other trade unions to consult and negotiate with managers on local workplace issues.