RPS Fellows living in Scotland met for an engagement and networking day on 22 March at the home of RPS Scotland on Melville Street, Edinburgh.
In the afternoon, Fellows met with Scottish Pharmacy Board Members, the RPS Executive Team, President and Scotland based staff, to discuss RPS’ work plan for 2023.
Laura Wilson, Director for Scotland gave an overview of the current Scottish vision providing the opportunity for fellows to engage with the Board constructively. Many ideas were generated on how to achieve the vision in collaboration with the Board.
Whilst in RPS Scotland’s historic building, the Fellows took the opportunity to view the amazing displays of pharmacy artefacts in the company of Catherine Walker, RPS’ museum creator, who also provided a brilliant talk on the items and other matters of Scottish pharmacy history.
In addition, RPS’s Sophie Harding delivered a virtual presentation on RPS’ strategy for implementing pharmacogenomics.
Chair of the panel of Fellows, Christine Bond, said:
“RPS has a committed and dedicated network of Fellows who are deeply invested in the future of RPS and the profession.
This was a great opportunity to provide input into RPS’ strategic work in Scotland in partnership with the Board and RPS staff team.
“I’m grateful to Fellows for attending, and to RPS for making this event happen. I look forward to building on the success of this event with more collaborative events in the future.”
Reflecting on the event, Director for Scotland Laura Wilson said:
“This was a fantastic day of networking and strategic planning and it was brilliant to have RPS Fellows, Scottish Pharmacy Board Members, RPS President and the RPS Executive Team all in the same room, which generated many ideas and a great level of enthusiasm.
“We are extremely lucky to have such an experienced and thoughtful group of RPS Fellows, and this really shone through throughout the day. I look forward to building on our strong working relationship to benefit both pharmacists and patients in the future.”