Expression of Interest for Service Users and Carers to join a Pharmacy and Safe Use of Medicines Engagement Advisory Group

Closed 5 May 2024

Opened 14 Feb 2024


The Strategic Planning and Performance Group (SPPG, formerly Health and Social Care Board) are responsible for working with over 500 community pharmacies throughout Northern Ireland.

Pharmacies offer a range of services including dispensing and supply of medicines, vaccinations and offer advice and treatment on everyday health conditions and lifestyle risk factors that contribute to ill health.

In order to ensure service user/carer voices are heard, the SPPG are establishing a new Pharmacy and Safe Use of Medicines Engagement Advisory Group to work in partnership with the SPPG pharmacy team to provide advice and input to the development of pharmacy services and promote on the safe use of medicines. Initially, the Engagement Advisory Group is expected to be in place from June 2024 until June 2026.

Expressions of Interest are now being sought for service users and carers to form the Engagement Advisory Group.

Why your views matter

We are asking people who are service users and carers to sit on an engagement advisory group and have their voice heard.

The Engagement Advisory Group will be responsible for:

  • Improving the experience for people who use pharmacy services and ensure the safe use of medicines and;
  • Helping the SPPG pharmacy team understand how to provide better pharmaceutical services and safer use of medicines


  • Service users/patients


  • Improvement of health and social care services