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.

Lynsey Cleland, Director for Scotland

Lynsey Cleland undertook her pharmacy degree at the University of Strathclyde and registered as a pharmacist in 2000. After working as a community pharmacist, she held various positions at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB), including Regional Lead Inspector for Scotland and northern England and Head of Professional Ethics. In 2011 she was appointed as Director for Scotland for the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Lynsey leads the GPhC’s work in Scotland and supports its commitment to regulating in a way that reflects the local context across Great Britain. A key part of this, for her, is ensuring that the work of the Council is understood, and engaging with the pharmacy professions, the Scottish Parliament, patients, education providers and other key partners and stakeholders.

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