New Policy Lead for RPS Scotland

We are excited to announce that Laura Wilson has been appointed as the new Policy and Practice Lead for RPS in Scotland, following the retirement of Aileen Bryson.

Laura will lead policy development and professional support for RPS Scotland, represent the RPS on working groups and at meetings, engage with pharmacists and pharmacy organisations, and support the RPS Director for Scotland. She will also take a GB-wide lead on specific projects, working alongside the Policy and Practice Leads in England and Wales.

Laura will take up her new post in March. She joins the RPS from her current role at NHS Greater Glasgow and  Clyde where she is an Advanced Pharmacist in Addiction Services. Laura is an independent prescriber, a member of HM Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland and has previous experience as a teacher practitioner at Strathclyde University. She has also worked closely with community pharmacists in her current role, and worked as both a community and hospital pharmacist.  

Commenting on her appointment, Laura said: ‘I am delighted to be appointed as Policy and Practice Lead for the RPS in Scotland.  I am looking forward to working to promote the pharmacy profession across Scotland and working with colleagues in England and Wales to do the same across GB.  I am excited to embrace the challenges my new role will bring and to have the opportunity to engage with members in Scotland to find out how the RPS can work to support them and the amazing work they do.’

Clare Morrison, RPS Director for Scotland, said: “I am so pleased that Laura is joining the RPS Scotland team. Laura brings wide-ranging experience across many areas of pharmacy that will be hugely beneficial for the role. Our team at RPS Scotland is committed to supporting and leading the pharmacy profession to deliver the best care for patients, and I know Laura will play an essential role in that going forward.”

There's more information on our work in Scotland on our website.