The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has welcomed the appointment of Michael Matheson MSP as Cabinet Secretary for NHS Recovery, Health and Social Care in Scotland.

Commenting on the announcement Laura Wilson, Director of RPS Scotland, said: “I would like to congratulate Michael Matheson on being appointed to this position.  NHS recovery is vitally important, and pharmacy has a huge amount to offer this agenda.

“Our current priorities include enabling pharmacists to take leadership of prescribing in all care settings, tackling health inequalities and advocating for change, implementing shared patient records between healthcare professionals to provide high-quality, person centered and safe patient care, improving pharmacists’ wellbeing and tackling the climate emergency by encouraging sustainable and green prescribing across Scotland.

“I look forward to working with Michael Matheson in his new role to advance all of these issues, for the benefit of pharmacists, patients and our environment.”

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