CQC pharmacist appointed to Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

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Gillian Arr-Jones, chief pharmacist for the Care Quality Commission, has been appointed to the , the Home Secretary announced today (29 March 2010).

Two other appointments were also announced: Hew Mathewson, former president and chairman of the General Dental Council, and Simon Gibbons, professor of phytochemistry, School of Pharmacy, University of London.

Home Secretary Alan Johnson said: “I welcome the new members to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs and look forward to working with them.”

The appointments are with immediate effect and last for a period of three years.

It is a statutory requirement to have a pharmacist on the committee. The previous pharmacist, Marion Walker, resigned following the sacking of former chairman David Nutt last year.

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