Practice and Policy Lead at Royal Pharmaceutical Society Scotland
Currently Deputy Director and policy and practice lead for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) in Scotland Aileen has had a varied career in many sectors of the profession.
After pre- registration training in hospital she became a community pharmacy owner for seventeen years before moving abroad where she had a short spell in industry and clinical trial work with Hoffman La Roche.
On returning to the UK she worked as a prescribing support pharmacist in Yorkshire before relocating back to Scotland working out of hours as an NHS 24 pharmacy advisor before joining the then regulator RPSGB as a policy lead. She subsequently had a senior manager position as the primary care co-ordinator in NHS Lothian before returning to policy in the new professional body, RPS.