Lucy has been a pharmacist for 20 years and started her career in hospital pharmacy as a basic grade in Aberdeen after completing her pre-registration year at Kings College Hospital, London.
Lucy, following some community pharmacy locums, decided to change career and undertake roles in community pharmacy full time, working in a busy high street pharmacy.
She took a break from pharmacy in the UK to travel around Asia and Australia. While in Australia Lucy registered in two states and worked as a pharmacist, funding her travels. On returning to the UK in 2003 Lucy returned to work as a community pharmacy locum before securing her current post as Substance Misuse pharmacist.
Lucy has worked across many sectors of pharmacy including hospital, community pharmacy & primary care. She has gained a wealth of experience in her current specialist field of addictions both from the clinicians and teams she has worked with and nationally through collaborating with the SPISMs (Specialist Pharmacists in Substance Misuse group for Scotland)
Lucy is motivated and passionate in her job with a natural ability to want the best for everyone no matter what the health issue or chronic illness they may be suffering from. She has recently re-invigorated her passion for community pharmacy and is embracing the rewarding interactions working as a locum brings.
“I am so glad that OTC/prescribed dependence is finally getting the attention it deserves”