Laura Wilson has been appointed as director for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) in Scotland.
Wilson is currently policy and practice lead for the RPS in Scotland, a role she has held since March 2021. She is a pharmacist with previous experience in the community and hospital sectors, as well as academia.
Commenting on her new appointment, Wilson said: “It will be an honour to continue the fantastic work started by Clare [Morrison, outgoing director for RPS Scotland] to bring Pharmacy 2030, our vision for pharmacy in Scotland in the future, to life and supporting pharmacy teams to deliver person centred care.”
“With exciting times ahead for pharmacy, it will be an honour to continue to work with Board members, staff, stakeholders, and members to deliver the vision and mission of RPS and ensure a vibrant future for the pharmacy profession in Scotland.”
Paul Bennett, chief executive of the RPS, said: “After a rigorous and open selection process, Laura’s appointment as the Director for Scotland is especially pleasing to announce as she will be known by many in her previous RPS Scotland role, where she has worked collaboratively and in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders to make a significant impact on the pharmacy policy landscape”.
Andrew Carruthers, chair of the RPS Scottish Pharmacy Board, said: “Having worked very closely with Laura in her current role, I know that she has the passion and knowledge to continue to drive improvements in pharmacy practice across Scotland and GB.
“I, and the Scottish Pharmacy Board, very much look forward to working with Laura in her new role.”
Wilson will take up her new role on 23 January 2023.