Community pharmacy contractor in Greater Glasgow and Clyde area since 1996. Previously worked for Savory & Moore and T. S. McNee. Member of Community Pharmacy Glasgow and Clyde. Chairman of Community Pharmacy Scotland. Member of Community Pharmacy Scotland Board and Negotiating team. Graduate of Strathclyde University Glasgow.
Stephen Watkins - Vice Chair
Community Pharmacy Grampian
I graduated from Strathclyde University in 1999 before completing my pre-registration training and have held a number of management positions with Boots UK. My current position of Head of Customer Experience for North & East Scotland gives me a real insight into Scottish pharmacy services and the necessary supporting political lobbying of MSPs process.
I having previously been Regional Pharmacy Manager for North Scotland, Area Manager for Lothian and Area Manager for Grampian and North East. I am also a member of the CCA Scottish Management Group.
I am currently Chairman of the Grampian PCC and I have been an active member of the Grampian Pharmacy Contractors Committee since 2008. I am the main contact for this local negotiation and lead a team of both independent and CCA contractor representatives to secure service remuneration.
I take an active part in representing Community Pharmacy Scotland through my roles of Board and Council member. My major two contributions being my attendance at party political conferences to engage with politicians on the benefits of community pharmacy services and my national negotiating role as a member of the core CPS negotiating team, supporting the Chairman, with regard to our global sum negotiations.
Community Pharmcay Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Community pharmacy contractor in Glasgow since 2003. Previously manager of Bannerman’s Pharmacy and Boots the Chemist. Member of Community Pharmacy Scotland Council and Board since 2004. Community Pharmacy Scotland representative on the NES Preregistration Pharmacist Scheme and the National Stoma Forum.
Secretary to Community Pharmacy Glasgow and Clyde since 2004. Member of Community Pharmacy Lanarkshire since 2015. Member of NHS Glasgow and Clyde Area Pharmacy Committee and Pharmacy Practice Committee. A preregistration tutor and a supplementary then independent prescriber since October 2006.
Community Pharmacy Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Trained with Boots then managed Monkland’s Pharmacy in Airdrie for a year before joining T.S. McNee which was a group of eleven pharmacies and being Superintendent Pharmacist there for ten years.
Since 2000 worked for myself and have two pharmacies in the Springburn area of Glasgow.
Community Pharmacy Borders
Graduated from RGIT in 1989 and completed Pre-Reg with Savory and Moore in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh. Became Manager of their pharmacy in Crichton Place, Edinburgh until 1992. Left Savory and Moore to join Graeme Millar who had a group of independent pharmacies and managed his pharmacy in Stockbridge until the Company was sold to Lloyds Chemist in 1995. Completed part-time MBA in 1997. First Area Manager role was in 1998 in Manchester and then moved back to look after Edinburgh and the Borders until 2005 when became a Professional Development Manager. Has been a member of Community Pharmacy Lothian and currently a member of Community Pharmacy Borders. Eleanor is Lloydspharmacy's representative on the CCA Scottish Management Group and has been on the Board of Community Pharmacy Scotland since 2005.
Community Pharmacy Dumfries & Galloway
John Qualified as a pharmacist in 1983. He has been an independent contractor owner since 2000 and now owns four pharmacies (three in Scotland and one in England). John is a former member of Lanarkshire Area Pharmaceutical Committee and is currently Secretary of Dumfries and Galloway Area Pharmaceutical Committee.
John is currently Chairman of Community Pharmacy Dumfries and Galloway Pharmacy Contractors Committee. He is currently serving a third term as a member of the NPA Board.
Community Pharmacy Tayside
Karen has been with Davidsons Chemists since 1999. She was Operations Manager from 2002 – 2009 and is currently Operations Director and Superintendent Pharmacist. She is also a member of Community Pharmacy Tayside, a Tayside Pharmacy Champion and a member of Tayside New Contract Board.
Community Pharmacy Highland
Graduated from RGIT in 1990 before completing preregistration training with Boots. I have held a variety of positions within both multiple and independent pharmacies and am now an independent pharmacy contractor in Highland. I have been chair of CPHi since 2012 and a CPS board member since 2013. I also sit on the APC and PPC and am a member of the NHSHi pharmacy leadership team.
Community Pharmacy Greater Gasgow & Clyde
Graduated from Strathclyde University in 1998 completing reg reg and undertaking a number of roles within Boots the Chemists. Joined Safeway/Morrisons in 2002 as Pharmacy Manager, before taking the role of Pharmacy Area Manager for Scotland/North England in 2008. CCA representative for Community Pharmacy Greater Glasgow and Clyde and member of the CCA Scottish Management Group.
Community Pharmacy Highland
Iain graduated from Strathclyde University in 1992 and has spent the majority of his career in community pharmacy working for both independent and multiple pharmacy.
For the past eight years he has enjoyed a number of roles in Boots UK working as a Head of Region and is currently the Head of Pharmacy for Boots in the North including Northern Ireland. Prior to joining Boots he held a number of senior roles in Alliance Pharmacy including Regional General Manager for Northern Ireland and worked with Alliance Pharmacy through their rapid growth phase. Iain is a member of Community Pharmacy Highland and is also a member of Community Pharmacy Scotland Council and Board.
Community Pharmacy Ayrshire & Arran
Graduated from The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen in 2000. Completed my Pre-registration year with Safeway and went on to be a pharmacy manager with them. I then became the superintendent of an independent pharmacy in Aberdeen for 2 years before moving back to Glasgow and working as a locum.
In 2006 I became a pharmacy contractor and now operate 7 pharmacies across 4 Health Board areas in central Scotland. I am involved in various local NHS committees representing pharmacy.
Last term I served as a contractor member on the Ayrshire and Arran and Lothian Pharmacy Contractors Committees and was a CPS council member.
I believe that community pharmacies and CPS require strong people to represent their interests and I feel that I would be ideally suited to the role.
Community Pharmacy Forth Valley
I graduated from Strathclyde University and have been an independent proprietor pharmacist since 1993. I have been a Director of Albapharm and subsequently Inphaserve since 2003. I was also a member of Forth Valley Area Pharmaceutical Committee from 1995 until 2007, and a member of Forth Valley Pharmacy Contractors Committee (CPS Forth Valley) since 1995. I have also recently been elected to Fife Contractors' Committee (CPS Fife).
Since 1999 I have been the Chairman of Forth Valley Pharmacy Contractors Committee and recently been reappointed as Chairman for the next session. I have also been a member of Community Pharmacy Scotland since 1999. I qualified as a supplementary prescriber in 2004, and the first community pharmacist prescriber and since 2006 an Independent prescriber.
I was a member of the National Pharmacy Forum and have been an active member of the Community Pharmacy Scotland Board from 2004 until 2012, standing again in 2016 as my role within my own businesses now allows the commitment that the potential election to the CPS Board requires.
Community Pharmacy Lanarkshire
Laura graduated from Strathclyde University in 2003 and took up a pre-registration place with Safeway Pharmacy in East Kilbride. On completion of her year she joined Rowlands Pharmacy as a relief pharmacist and over the past 12 years progressed to managing various branches before becoming the area manager for their 21 West of Scotland branches in 2010. During her tenure as a pharmacist branch manager Laura completed her supplementary prescribing qualification at Robert Gordon University and embarked on working with Lanarkshire Addiction Services where she successfully set up and ran addiction clinics for approximately 60 patients. She further enhanced her clinical knowledge and skills by completing her diploma in Prescribing Sciences. In recent years Laura has been a member of Community Pharmacy Lanarkshire and this year has taken on the role of secretary. She is also a member of NHS Glasgow and Clyde Area Pharmacy Committee and this is her first term on the Community Pharmacy Scotland board.