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.

The General Pharmaceutical Council has appointed Laura Fraser, former clinical fellow for the Scottish Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, as the new Director for Scotland. Laura has held leadership roles in community pharmacy across Scotland, including as a board member of Community Pharmacy Scotland.

Laura Fraser, Director for Scotland

Laura started the role as Director for Scotland on 3 September 2019. Prior to joining the GPhC Laura worked as the Clinical Fellow for the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for Scotland, Rose Marie Parr. Laura was a member of the board of Community Pharmacy Scotland from June 2016, until her recent departure last month. Laura is a qualified pharmacist and has held a number of roles in community pharmacy across Scotland.

Laura 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, the Scottish Parliament, patients and the public, education providers and other key partners.

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