Nitin Sodha to leave NPA Board after 12 years

02 Jul 2019

Nitin Sodha is leaving the Board of the National Pharmacy Association, after 12 years of service to the organisation. Nitin was Chair of the NPA from April 2018 to June 2019.

NPA Vice Chair, Andrew Lane, said today:

“We sincerely thank Nitin for the contribution he has made as a member of the NPA Board for over a decade. As Vice Chair of the Association for four years he was part of the team highlighting the dangers of funding cuts to the pharmacy network. During that period he also chaired the NPA’s Policy and Practice committee, leading vital debates and shaping policy positions on issues like supervision and hub and spoke. Most recently Nitin accepted responsibility for leading the Association as Chair, during which time he argued consistently for the expansion of clinical services within community pharmacy as a way of delivering a more sustainable future for independents. He pioneered a new approach to taking Board meetings out of our headquarters to visit members, policy makers and other stakeholders in all parts of the UK, to share best practice across the four nations. Nitin made a major contribution at a very challenging time for our members and we wish him well.”

Nitin Sodha said:

“It has been a pleasure and privilege to work for so many years with NPA Board colleagues and staff to support independent pharmacies across the UK. I believe that, following a comprehensive review of strategy, the organisation is strengthened and is heading in the right direction. There is a clear focus on compelling solutions for members, a new system for identifying and developing potential business innovations and an emphasis on enhancing stakeholder relationships. We have also delivered changes to strengthen the NPA’s financial position for the future.”