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PIP editorial board member in focus – Micheal Holden

The Pharmacy in Practice editorial board is an advisory group who help to guide the direction of the content of this site. The role of the editorial board is vital to ensure that all materials produced are of the highest standard. Although the board members do not have direct input into the creation of the content they will help steer the future direction and give robust feedback when appropriate.


In the coming weeks, we will feature each editorial board member and showcase their career highlights.


Micheal Holden FRPharmS FRSPH



Following a number of years employed in various practice and management positions to a senior level, Michael established his own community pharmacy group in England.


In 2005 Michael became the Chief Officer of the Hampshire and Isle Of Wight Local Pharmaceutical Committee.


He was appointed as the Chief Executive of the National Pharmacy Association from January 2011 to October 2014. Michael has a significant understanding of policy, legislation and regulation relating to pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry in addition to the experience of working across the world.


He is one of the principal drivers behind the development of the Healthy Living Pharmacy initiative, is an active advocate of an expanded role for the profession in health and wellbeing and is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences Michael established MH Associates in December 2014 and in February 2016 collaborated with The Tipping Point Ltd to establish Pharmacy Complete to enable pharmacy for a healthier future by working with community pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry.


Michael was honoured as a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in March 2011 and became a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health in 2017.


He is married with three daughters and lives in Hampshire, England.


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