Dr Mark Timoney awarded OBE for services to pharmacy

Dr Mark Timoney, originally from Lambeg, Lisburn has been appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday honours list, for services to Pharmacy.

Dr Timoney is currently a Director of Timoney Pharmacy, Lambeg, a community pharmacy established by his parents in 1954. He has recently been appointed Chair of the South Eastern Local Commissioning Group and is a member of the Statutory Committee of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland.

“It’s a great honour to be recognised in this way,” he said. “This achievement is attributable in no small part to the support of my wife and children together with colleagues and teams within and outside Northern Ireland.

“I am pleased the award has recognised my contribution to the pharmacy profession. I hope that my ongoing work in pharmacy will contribute to the transformation and rebuilding of the wider health and social care services in order to improve the health and well-being of patients and local communities.”

He previously held the post of Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for Northern Ireland.

Prior to this he held the post of Director of Pharmaceutical Services for the Southern Health and Social Services Board and before this he was the Chief Pharmacist at the Mater Hospital.