33 minutes | May 14, 2020

Career spotlight: Prescribing support pharmacist Dr Emily Kennedy

Dr Emily Kennedy has worked as a prescribing support pharmacist in primary care in NHS Dumfries and Galloway for 16 years and now supervises 17 pharmacists working across general practice. Her varied and very successful career so far has involved education, research and work in community pharmacy. I was interested to discuss various aspects to her current and previous roles. In particular, I was interested to hear more about Emily's current role and how she has seen things change in pharmacy over the years. We discussed the current state of play in primary care pharmacy in Scotland and touched on education, training, supervision, competence and also the need for pharmacists to have confidence in their own ability. Scottish pharmacy has evolved dramatically over recent years and Emily has really been part of that evolution. We discussed how pharmacists' expectations have changed and how her work now involves During the COVID-19 crisis, Emily has been involved with her local COVID-19 hub in Dumfries and Galloway. I was interested to hear her insights around being involved here.
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