Fiona McIntyre named as Policy and Practice Lead for RPS Scotland


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RPS Scotland has named Fiona McIntyre as its new Policy and Practice Lead. With a background in hospital pharmacy, McIntyre will be responsible for policy development and professional support at RPS Scotland, and is set to assume her new role in early October.

McIntyre will assume a leadership role for specific projects across Great Britain, collaborating with the Policy and Practice Leads in England and Wales, RPS Scotland said in a statement. Her responsibilities include representing pharmacists in working groups and meetings, engaging with pharmacists and pharmacy organisations, and supporting the RPS Director for Scotland.

“During my career in NHS Scotland, I have advocated for pharmacy teams whenever possible,” said McIntyre. “I am passionate about the profession’s role in the safe and effective use of medicines, and I’m privileged to join the RPS. I look forward to promoting pharmacy in Scotland and helping our profession reach its full potential.”

“I’m pleased that Fiona will be joining the RPS Scotland team as our policy lead,” said Laura Wilson, Director for RPS Scotland. “Fiona’s experience will be invaluable to the role, and the whole team looks forward to her starting with us in October.”

“RPS Scotland is working to make our Pharmacy 2030 vision for the future of pharmacy a reality, and Fiona will play an essential role in that,” added Wilson, who joined RPS in January.

Meanwhile, RPS recently issued a policy statement with 14 recommendations to sustain the recent decline in drug-related deaths in Scotland, emphasizing the importance of close collaboration with the Scottish government. Notably, drug-related fatalities in Scotland reached their lowest point last year since 2017.”


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