Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, Welsh Government
Andrew Evans was appointed Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for Wales in 2016. He is an independent adviser to the Welsh Government on all matters related to medicines, prescribing and pharmacy practice. Andrew is a public health specialist and, prior to appointment, was Principal Pharmacist for Public Health and Primary Care Policy at Public Health Wales NHS Trust and the Welsh Government. Andrew is a member of the UK Rebalancing Medicines Legislation and Pharmacy Regulation Programme Board and is the pharmaceutical adviser to the Home Office‘s Expert Panel on the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. He is an honorary lecturer at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Cardiff University and has current research interests in the impact of pharmaceutical services on public health.