Sandra Gidley has been elected as the new president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society by the RPS Assembly.

Sandra, who was previously chair of the RPS English Pharmacy Board, told the Assembly that she hoped her presidency would be characterised by “three C’s”.

“First, a more collegiate approach: seeking ways for us to interact more frequently than the three times each year that we meet. Second, by challenge: it is our duty to challenge, and I hope we do it politely and constructively. Third, by communication: everybody here today knows how much we do but our members don’t always.”

She also stated her future priorities would be driving greater engagement with members, looking again at Royal College status for the RPS and promoting the role of pharmacists.