Pharmacy Services

Emma Taylor

Pharmacy Services Supervisor

Emma joined Community Pharmacy Scotland as a Pharmacy Services Assistant having spent 5 years in various roles at PSD gaining most of her experience in Pharmacy Payments. She has since gone on to be appointed the new Pharmacy Services Supervisor as of December 2015. Emma also acts as liaison officer for Community Pharmacy Greater Glasgow & Clyde.

Heather Couston

Pharmacy Services Assistant

Heather joined the Scottish Pharmaceutical General Council in March 2000 as a prescription price checker.  She previously worked at the Prescription Pricing Division. Heather acts as liaison officer for Community Pharmacy Ayrshire & Arran.

Heather Drysdale

Pharmacy Services Assistant

Heather joined the Scottish Pharmaceutical General Council in July 1999 as a prescription price checker.  Previously she worked full time in her local community pharmacy. Heather acts as liaison officer to Community Pharmacy Borders.

Ann Gault

Pharmacy Services Assistant

Ann joined the Scottish Pharmaceutical General Council in July 1999 as a prescription price checker.  Previously Ann worked at the Prescription Pricing Division. Ann is the liaison officer for Community Pharmacy Forth Valley.

June McDonald

Pharmacy Services Assistant

June joined the Scottish Pharmaceutical General Council in March 1997 as a member of the Central Checking Unit, now known as Pharmacy Services, as a prescription price checker after working in retail pharmacy for several years. June is liaison officer for Community Pharmacy Highland and Community Pharmacy Grampian.

Janette Shields

Pharmacy Services Assistant

Janette joined the Scottish Pharmaceutical General Council in August 1984.  She was employed initially to help with a discount survey but was kept on as a prescription price checker.  Previously she was employed by Heriot Watt University, Unit for Research into Drug Usage where she was involved in collating feedback for General Practitioners in England and Wales. Janette is liason officer for Community Pharmacy Dumfries & Galloway. 

Pat Keanie

Pharmacy Services Assistant

Pat joined the Scottish Pharmaceutical General Council in May 2002 as a prescription price checker. In June 2004 she became Administrative Assistant. Pat was responsible for greeting visitors, answering all incoming calls, collating Monthly mailings and all other general duties relating to this position.

In March 2007 she took up the position of Executive Assistant and is part of the Executive Team. Pat's main duties were to support the efficient working of Community Pharmacy Scotland Office Bearers, CEO and Heads of Departments and also to perform a variety of office support and general secretarial duties.

In March 2016 Pat left Support Services to join the Pharmacy Services team where she is now a Pharmacy Services Assistant and the liaison officer for Community Pharmacy Fife.

Thana Mitchell

Pharmacy Services Co-ordinator

Thana joined Community Pharmacy Scotland as part of the Pharmacy Services team. She was initially employed temporarily to help with a discount survey but was offered a permanent role in April 2016 as a Pharmacy Services Assistant. Thana’s background is in marketing/events management and office administration. She brings with her international experience having worked in Singapore and the United States. Thana is liason officer for Community Pharmacy Tayside. 

Gytis Kairys

Data Analyst

Gytis joined Community Pharmacy Scotland as Data Analyst right after his graduation ceremony where he received MEng Chemical Engineering degree in July 2016. During his University years he has worked in several Engineering companies throughout his summer holidays. Internships and University experience helped him to develop his programming and data analyst skills. 

Shaun Cowan

Pharmacy Services Co-ordinator

Shaun joined Community Pharmacy Scotland as a Pharmacy Services Co-Ordinator in February 2017 having spent 3 years in PSD, where he worked within the dental and ophthalmic division in various roles then moving onto Pharmacy where he worked in Pharmacy Payments and with the Pharmacy Verification team. Shaun also acts as liaison officer for Community Pharmacy Lanarkshire.

Laura Grierson

Pharmacy Services Assistant

Laura joined Community Pharmacy Scotland in January 2017 as a member of the Pharmacy Services department. She graduated from Stirling University with a degree in Business Studies in 2014 then went on to become a manager of a start-up soft play in East Lothian where she gained experience in events management, HR and marketing. As a Pharmacy Services Assistant she is responsible for working on the Quarterly Pricing Survey and prescription price checking. Laura also acts as liaison officer for Community Pharmacy Lothian.