Noel Wicks, the National Pharmacy Association’s (NPA) board representative for Scotland, has resigned, citing contractor commitments and personal circumstances.
Noel left his post on August 31 to focus, he said, on his role as director of Right Medicine Pharmacy, which has 22 branches across Scotland.
‘It’s with sadness that, due to the increasing challenges of running an expanding community pharmacy group as well as some unanticipated changes in our family circumstances, I have resigned from the board of the NPA,’ he said in a statement.
‘The last few years on the board have demonstrated to me the importance of the NPA and the great work that it does.
‘It’s also been a pleasure and a privilege to be a member of the board and to have the opportunity to help colleagues all over the UK.
‘I know the board will be keen to ensure Scottish representation is maintained and I’m looking forward to supporting my replacement in due course.’
‘Noel is a great advocate for community pharmacy,’ said NPA Chair, Nitin Sodha, ‘and during his time at the NPA he helped us through some big changes. Naturally we are sorry to see him leaving but we thank him for his hard work and dedication.
‘His resignation is due to personal and business commitments.
‘Noel will carry on working on one or two NPA projects but without the demands of being a board member.
‘The board meets next week and a discussion around the next steps will be on the agenda.’