Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica

93

Years

OF EXPERIENCE

LEARNING ABOUT THE

PHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY OF JAMAICA

History

The Jamaica Pharmacists’ Association was originally established with fifteen members and in 1944 the name was changed to the Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica (PSJ).

The Articles of Association of the PSJ were entered in July 1948. A Code of Ethics, as well as a Constitution, with the aims and objectives of the Society was prepared from those early days. The mission of the association is to maintain the dignity of the profession by promoting high standards of conduct in all aspects of professional practice. The Society encourages a spirit of goodwill and cooperation among members of the profession and permits the involvement of pharmacists at all levels.

Our Mission

To promote health and serve society, as the profession responsible for the safe use of medication, pharmaceutical devices and services towards a desired therapeutic end. 

Education

It spearheaded the establishment of a School of Pharmacy at the College of Arts, Science and Technology, (now the University of Technology) in 1961. This brought to an end the former apprenticeship system.

Connect

The Society established regional and international links, being admitted into the membership of similar organizations in Great Britain and other Commonwealth countries, the Caribbean and Latin America.

Mediate

The PSJ negotiated through two political administrations, to ensure that pharmacists had large representation on the Pharmacy Council, formed in 1975, and which replaced the Drugs and Poisons Control Board.

Establish

It staged conventions during the 1960s and 1970s and put on Continuing Education Seminars, which are still held. The annual National Retreat, which began in 1990, has now become a focus point for pharmacists, as well as others in the industry.

Planning

The Society established a National Pharmacy Week Programme which brings to the public's attention, aspects of the pharmacy profession. It also allows pharmacists to educate the public on proper use of drugs

Continuous Support

The Society seeks to inform and educate its members by hosting Continuing Education Seminars and our Annual Conference held in September of each year. We also address issues of national importance as it relates to pharmaceuticals and the National Health Care Delivery Plan of the Government.

Our Past Presidents

MR. AINSLEY JONES
(2016-2018)

BPharm. (Hons); MBA; RPh
Expertise: Pharmacy Management, Pharmaceutical Services Management & Individual Benefits Management

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