Dr John McAnaw
Chair, Scottish Pharmacy Board
Academic qualifications: BSc (Hons) PhD MRPharmS
John has extensive experience in community pharmacy and has been a qualified supplementary prescriber since 2004. During that time, he was involved in the delivery of a range of novel pharmacy services and ran a supplementary prescribing clinic for patients with hypertension.
John has a keen interest in the evolving chronic medication service and sees it as a key opportunity for community pharmacy in Scotland to become a key contributor to the management of long term conditions. He also has research and teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in pharmaceutical care and pharmacy practice.
His research interests include the development of novel methods to provide quality assurance of drug therapy use, pharmaceutical care models, evidence-based guidelines and cardiovascular disease.
In John's current role, he is responsible for providing NHS 24 and the Scottish Ambulance Service with professional and strategic advice to ensure high standards of evidence-based practice are maintained.