The GPhC in Scotland

We work to ensure that pharmacy regulation is responsive to, and reflective of, developments in England, Scotland and Wales

We work collaboratively with a wide range of professionals, regulatory and oversight bodies in Scotland to ensure safe and effective provision of pharmacy services. We also work closely with the Scottish government, which sets out its ambitions for pharmacy in Prescription for Excellence, published in September 2013.

The overriding objective being that all patients, regardless of their age and setting of care, will receive safe and effective pharmaceutical care using the knowledge and skills of pharmacy professionals to their full potential.

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Siobhan McGuinness, Director for Scotland

Siobhan commenced the role as Director for Scotland in August 2023. Siobhan is a pharmacist and independent prescriber, with considerable experience across primary care, hospital and out of hours sectors. Siobhan is also a former Scottish Pharmacy Clinical Fellow where she took forward specific projects on developing and improving services in community pharmacy.

Siobhan will lead the GPhC’s work across Scotland and supports our commitment to regulating in a way that reflects the local context across Great Britain. A key component of this role is engaging with pharmacy professionals, pharmacy owners, Scottish Parliament, patients and the public, education providers and other key partners.

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