Sunderland pharmacy academic’s board role

Principal Lecturer Kathryn Davison

Published on 04 December 2018

Principal Lecturer and Team Leader in Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Therapeutics, Kathryn Davison, has been appointed to the Board of Assessors at the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

Kathryn began working at the University in 2011 and since that time has has led a clinical module on the MPharm course, developed a new Pre-registration Training course, and held a 3 year tenure as MPharm Programme Leader. She was appointed to the role of Team Leader in 2017. Before joining the University, she ran a busy community pharmacy in Sunderland for 12 years.

Her experience has now led to her being appointed to the Board of Assessors at the General Pharmaceutical Council.

The Board is responsible for the registration assessment, the national examination that pre-registration pharmacists must pass in order to be eligible to apply to register as a pharmacist in Great Britain.

Pharmacist members of the board bring their expertise as pharmacists to the board and help to ensure that the primary purpose of the registration assessment is upheld.

Kathryn said: “Having worked within pre-registration training in different guises for many years I am looking forward to take on this exciting new role with the General Pharmaceutical Council.”

The GPhC has also appointed two other pharmacist members to its Board of Assessors – Sonia Chand and Laura Doyle.

Commenting on the appointments, Nigel Clarke, Chair of the GPhC, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Sonia, Laura and Kathryn to their new roles. The Board of Assessors plays a vital role in providing quality assurance for the registration assessment and I am sure our new members will make a significant contribution.”