Hi, I'm Gillian Anderson, the RPS In Your Area coordinator for Lanarkshire.
What we do
We deliver practice development and hot topic events in Lanarkshire.
We aim to support opportunities that meet the needs of all our members, from all professional backgrounds.
Working with the RPS team and local members, I:
- Coordinate the delivery of local events
- Develop RPS in Lanarkshire as the focus for innovation, inter and intra-professional practice development, quality in practice and research
- Support the development of RPS in Lanarkshire as an opportunity for networking, mentoring and engagement in RPS professional programmes
Over the past 12 months, our events have covered topics including:
- Health literacy
- Antimicrobial stewardship
If you have a project or a local initiative you would like to share at an RPS event, please email us at [email protected]
Who I am
I graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 2007 and started my pre-registration year with Boots. Since then, I have had different roles within Boots stores across Lanarkshire and Glasgow.
I am currently a pharmacist in Hamilton, having been in my store for two and a half years. In my role I have contact with other pharmacists across community, primary and secondary care so I appreciate that we all have varied roles. Community pharmacy has really changed in my almost 11 years qualified. The introduction of new services, though sometimes challenging, has definitely made better use of pharmacists' skills and knowledge.
I commenced my RPS local coordinator role in 2018 and have enjoyed getting to know more pharmacists and technicians across the different sectors. I have gained useful knowledge from the local events, which have positively impacted my practice day to day.
I hope to meet more of RPS in Lanarkshire members in the future at local events!
How can I hear more from my local group?
It's easy - sign up for our events newsletter in your My RPS Communications Preferences.
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