RPS Pharma Scene #10 - Chief Pharmacist

This episode, RPS English Pharmacy Board member Ciara Duffy is joined by Ben Hannan, Chief Pharmacist at NHS Fife in Scotland. 

Ben talks about the experience of leading at a young age, how important it is to be authentic in the workplace, and how inclusion and diversity has played an important part in his pharmacy career. 

Along with career highlights and book recommendations, Ben offers advice for early-career pharmacists and speaks about how exciting the profession is to be in at the moment.


About Ben 

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Ben is the Chief Pharmacist at NHS Fife in Scotland. He has responsibility for all Acute and HSCP pharmacy services and is chair of the Fife Area Pharmaceutical Committee, and Vice-Chair of the Cancer Delivery Group, Area Clinical Forum and the Drug and Therapeutics Committee. He recently assumed the role of Vaccine Programme Director alongside his core role of Chief Pharmacist.

He started as a hospital pharmacist in 2012 in Newcastle, and is a member of the RPS Hospital Expert Advisory Group. 

As well as being from a diverse background, Ben identifies as LGBTQI+ and supports the work of the RPS Action in Belonging, Culture and Diversity (ABCD) group as part of the Inclusion and Diversity programme.