Principal Pharmacist, Education Research and Development for Primary Care Pharmacy, NHS Lothian
Seonaid McIntyre completed her undergraduate degree at Bradford University and her postgraduate degree and prescribing qualification at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. With a career of over 20 years, she has gained a wide range of experience in England and Scotland in community pharmacy, in NHS Scotland primary care and with NHS Education for Scotland (NES), supporting the development of the NES foundation and advanced pharmacist frameworks. Seonaid is an Advanced Clinical Pharmacist and has completed the acute minor illness course at Queen Margaret University. She works collaboratively to increase experiential learning opportunities in the work place to improve the quality of training for the current and future workforce.
Seonaid is co-presenting Innovative workforce planning: building a system-wide workforce plan to deliver a pharmacy technician workforce for the future.
The 2018 General Medical Services contract proposed a Pharmacotherapy Service based on expansion of numbers of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in Primary Care across Scotland. The subsequent pace and spread of the GMS Pharmacotherapy Service, combined with an increasing demand for acute pharmacy services, an acute services establishment gap and challenges in workforce recruitment, required us to reconsider our workforce requirements. Join us at this session to hear NHS Lothian’s workforce journey in response to these challenges and opportunities, including developing an innovative approach to student pharmacy technician training delivered via Health and Social Care Partnerships, hospitals and community pharmacies and our emerging approach to engagement with secondary schools to encourage students to consider a career in pharmacy.