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Lord Howe launches new Pharmacy and Public Health Forum

12th July 2011

Health Minister Lord Howe announced, at the All Party Pharmacy Group’s summer reception, that Professor Richard Parish, the Chief Executive of the Royal Society for Public Health, has been appointed chairman to lead the establishment of a new Pharmacy and Public Health Forum.

The forum will lead on expanding the role of pharmacy in the Government’s drive to improve public health and will report to the Public Health England Programme Board.

Health Minister Lord Howe said:

“I am delighted that Richard has agreed to become the chairman of the Pharmacy and Public Health Forum. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the role.

“Pharmacists play a vital role in promoting public health in our communities. I look forward to seeing this forum develop exciting new ideas, encouraging people to lead healthier lives.”

Professor Richard Parish, Chief Executive of the Royal Society for Public Health said:

“This is an enormously exciting initiative. I am very pleased to have been asked to Chair this Forum and look forward to bringing together pharmacy and public health interests to further develop pharmacy's future contribution to public health in this country. 95 per cent of the population lives within 20 minutes walk of a community pharmacy. They have the local knowledge and professional skills to make a major contribution in improving the health of the nation.”

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