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RPS Scotland appoints Laura Wilson as its new director


RPS Scotland appoints Laura Wilson as its new director

Laura Wilson is to take on the role of Royal Pharmaceutical Society director for Scotland from January 23, it has been announced. 

Ms Wilson, who is currently RPS Scotland’s policy and practice lead, will be responsible for leading the profession in Scotland and working with colleagues, NHS officials and other stakeholders “to ensure pharmacy is on the forefront of healthcare in Scotland,” the RPS announced earlier today (January 16). She will report directly to RPS chief executive Paul Bennett.

She will replace Clare Morrison, who took on the role of director in September 2020.

Ms Wilson said: “I am delighted to be appointed director for Scotland having worked as part of the RPS Scotland team as the policy and practice lead. 

“It will be an honour to continue the fantastic work started by former director Clare Morrison to bring Pharmacy 2030, our vision for pharmacy in Scotland in the future, to life and supporting pharmacy teams to deliver person-centred care.

“With exciting times ahead for pharmacy, it will be an honour to continue to work with board members, staff, stakeholders and members to deliver the vision and mission of RPS and ensure a vibrant future for the pharmacy profession in Scotland.”

Mr Bennett said: “After a rigorous and open selection process, Laura’s appointment as the director for Scotland is especially pleasing to announce as she will be known by many in her previous RPS Scotland role where she has worked collaboratively and in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders to make a significant impact on the pharmacy policy landscape.

 “She will also be well known to many across Scotland for her drive and passion for pharmacy having held roles in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde as advanced pharmacist in additions, as a teacher practitioner at Strathclyde University, as a community pharmacist and as a hospital pharmacist.

“I look forward to welcoming Laura to the team in her new position.”

Scottish pharmacy board chair Andrew Carruthers added: “Laura has extensive clinical experience across multiple sectors, as well as experience of developing and writing pharmacy policy to the benefit of our members and the public.

“Having worked very closely with Laura in her current role, I know that she has the passion and knowledge to continue to drive improvements in pharmacy practice across Scotland and Great Britain.”

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