Early Careers Pharmacist welcomed onto Scottish Pharmacy Board

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Kelsey Drummond, an Early Careers Pharmacist from Fife, to become a Member of Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Scottish Pharmacy Board.

Engaging with pharmacists at early stages of their career is a priority for the Scottish Pharmacy Board, so to improve the Board’s decision making in considering the needs of Early Career Pharmacists, the Board advertised for someone who has been working as a pharmacist for up to three years, to be co-opted onto the Board on a two-year fixed term basis. This is separate from the regular elections which take place annually to identify pharmacists at any stage of their career to sit on the Board.

Following a competitive selection process, Kelsey has been successfully co-opted onto the Board for two years. 

Kelsey was previously heavily involved with the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association, as a national representative and secretary general.

Welcoming Kelsey onto the Board, Scottish Pharmacy Board Chair Andrew Carruthers said:

“I am absolutely delighted to welcome Kelsey to Scottish Pharmacy Board.

"It is a priority for the Board that we hear the voice of early career pharmacy, and I know that Kelsey is going to be a wonderful champion not just for early career pharmacists, but for the whole profession.”

Speaking about her successful appointment, Kelsey Drummond commented:

“I’m so excited to have been appointed to Scottish Pharmacy Board. This is a fantastic opportunity for me to be the professional voice of early career pharmacy.

"I have lots of ideas to share and I just can’t wait to get started.”