Exclusive interview with pharmacist, Maree Todd MSP

A Pharmacy in Practice exclusive interview with newly elected SNP Member of the Scottish Parliament, pharmacist, Maree Todd When the returning officer announced you had won, how did you feel? I wasn’t ever sure I’d win, but I was reasonably hopeful. I was standing as an SNP list MSP and I was first on the list.…

10 minutes with…Community Pharmacy Scotland’s Matt Barclay (part 2)

This is the second part of our exclusive interview with Matt Barclay, you can read part 1 here How can we deliver pharmaceutical care with growing prescription volume? It’s encouraging that the Prescription for Excellence (PfE), Workforce and Technology group, are currently taking applications to fund work into investigating the potential benefits of various types…

5 minutes with…Yousaf Ahmad

  Why did you study pharmacy? I actually got into pharmacy as a spur of the moment kind of thing, I found it through ‘clearing’ (yes I said clearing!). I knew I wanted to do something science-y, but also something practical that involved people. I went straight from fifth year in school, so I didn’t…

5 minutes with…Claire Anderson

  Why did you study pharmacy? My grandfather, who sadly died before I was born, was a community pharmacist in a small village in North Wales. My Grandmother kept the pharmacy going and I have very early memories of it. My uncle was in marketing with Glaxo in Africa, so he too inspired me. However,…

5 minutes with…Hala Jawad

Who or what factor inspired you to choose to study pharmacy? I have always enjoyed talking to and helping people and I have had a keen interest in science and healthcare; hence pharmacy was an obvious choice to allow me to combine my interest in health science with my social skills What is your 10…

5 minutes with… Ash Soni

  Who, or what inspired you to choose to study pharmacy? I wanted to be involved in healthcare, but also had a desire to engage in business which meant that pharmacy fitted the profile of the right career. Subsequently once I bought my pharmacy in South London I realised that the way to attract business was…

5 minutes with… Catherine Duggan

  WHEN Johnathan Laird asked me to write a blog, I immediately asked him why? Not because I don’t think I should or could write a blog (believe me, I always have things to chat about!) but more “why would anyone be interested in what I can blog about?” He said that people would be…

5 minutes with… Johnathan Laird

  Why did you study pharmacy? Were there any alternatives you considered? Yes, I had several offers to do medicine, but I didn’t get the required grades in my final year at school. I actually got into pharmacy through clearing. Due to my impatient nature I chose not to repeat my A-Levels. It’s funny how…