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New Chair Appointed to All Wales Medicines Strategy Group

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Health Minister Vaughan Gething announced the appointment of Professor Ceri Phillips as the new chair of the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG).

Announcing Professor Phillips’ 4-year tenure as chair, the minister said:

Professor Phillips brings a wide range of experience from within the health sector and was a founding member of the AWMSG.

I look forward to working with him in the future to ensure we continue to deliver A Healthier Wales – our vision to ensure we support people to stay well, lead healthier lifestyles and live independently for as long as possible.

The All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) was established in 2002 and provides advice about the use of new treatments in the Welsh NHS, medicines management and prescribing to the Welsh Government.

On his appointment, Professor Phillips said:

I am delighted to have been appointed to chair AWMSG. It is an honour to return to the organisation, which was such an important part of my working life during its initial eight years. I look forward to working with colleagues and stakeholders as AWMSG embarks on a new chapter.

The appointment has been made in accordance with the Governance Code on Public Appointments. Professor Phillips is also an independent member of the Health Education and Improvement Wales board.