- Pharmaceutical Society Of Ireland
[http://www.pharmaceuticalsociety.ie The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland] is the statutory body responsible for regulating of pharmacists and community pharmacies in the
Republic of Ireland. It is also responsible for overseeing the training of new pharmacists. Registration with the Pharmaceutical Society (PSI) is essential in order to practice as a pharmacist or operate a pharmacy in Ireland.
The Education Unit of the PSI oversees the undergraduate education and pre-registration training of pharmacy students in the Irish schools of pharmacy at
Trinity College, Dublin, Royal College of Surgeons in Irelandand University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Corkto prepare them for registration as pharmacists.
The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) regulates the pharmacy profession in the public interest. Inspection is an important part of this task. The PSI employs inspectors to inspect pharmacies and, where necessary, to secure evidence of contravention of legislation controlling the supply of poisons and controlled preparations.
The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland publishes the Irish Pharmacy Journal (IPJ), the official journal of the Society.
Up to April 2007 the PSI's governing Council was elected by members of the society. The Pharmacy Act 2007 reformed the society so that now 9 members of the council are elected by members of the society and the balance are appointed by the Minister of Health and Children to represent various sections of the public and health community.
Current membership of the Council of the PSI, as appointed by the Minister, is as follows:
Outgoing PSI Council Nominees
*Dr. William Boles
*Mr. Cormac Deasy
*Mr. Paul Fahey
*Ms. Noeleen Harvey
*Mr. Brendan Hayes
*Dr. Bernard Leddy
*Mr. Darragh O'Loughlin
*Mr. Rónan Quirke
*Prof. Peter Weedle
Ms. Rita Purcell, Director of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Irish Medicines Board.
Prof. John FeelyHead of Department Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics Trinity College Dublin
Pharmacy Schools Nominee
Dr. Paul GallagherLecturer in Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Continuing Professional Development in relation to Pharmacy
Prof. June Nunn Head of Department & Professor of Special Care Dentistry, TCD
Mr. Richard Durkin Chartered Accountant/Auditor
Mr. Colm Fagan Actuary – Founder and Chairman of Life Strategies Limited
Ms. Cathriona HallahanGeneral Manager WWW Microsoft Business Solutions
Ms. Ita Kelleher
Ms. Deirdre Larkin Chartered Accountant
Ms. Michelle Ní Longáin Partner, BCM Hanby Wallace, Employment & Administrative Law Department
Ms. Phil O’NeillHead of Operations and Clinical Support, Mater Hospital
Assistant Commissioner Noirin O’SullivanAn Garda Síochána
At the first meeting of the Council of the new Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland in June 2007, Portumna pharmacist Mr Brendan Hayes was elected President and Lismore pharmacist Dr Bernard Leddy was elected Vice President.
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