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Hemant Patel

Hemant Patel

BSc Pharmacy 1978

On registration in 1979, Hemant Patel started work in community pharmacy, as a proprietor and director pharmacist from 1981.   

He has served four times as President of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (1998-99 and 2005-08) and is a Fellow of the Society. Hemant understands community pharmacy. He specifically possesses a deep understanding of pharmacy practice, education, regulation and politics and has led innovative projects in medicines management, public health and retailing.  

He was the first recipient of the Society's charter award in 2011 and continues to serve on its English Pharmacy Board. He is the long-standing secretary of the North East London Local Pharmaceutical Committee. He has served as Chairman of the National Pharmacy Association (2003-04), Vice-Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (2001-02) and as a consultant to a number of pharmaceutical companies.   

He has also served as the UK Delegation member for the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union, and for the Europharm Forum, as a representative for the Community Pharmacy Section of the International Pharmaceutical Federation, and as Vice-President of the Commonwealth Pharmaceutical Association.

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