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Pharmacy

Regional Practice Education Co-ordinators

The appointment of Regional Practice Education Co -ordinators (PECs) for the West, East and Northern regions will enable more support to be given to staff within territorial boards.Where required support will also be provided for pharmacy staff within specialist health boards.

West Region

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, NHS Lanarkshire, NHS Forth Valley, NHS Ayrshire and Arran and NHS Dumfries and Galloway

Contact:

Peter Hamilton (Monday - Friday)

Eileen McBride (Thursdays)

Stephanie McFadzean (Tuesday & Friday)

East Region

NHS Lothian, NHS Borders and NHS Fife

Contact:

Lesley Pacitti (Monday - Thursday)

North Region

NHS Grampian, NHS Tayside, NHS Highland, NHS Orkney, NHS Shetland and NHS Western Isles

Contact:

Fiona Woodley (Monday - Wednesday & Friday)

Frances Notman (Wednesday - Friday) 

Background

The appointment of Regional Practice Education Co -ordinators (PECs) for the West, East and Northern regions will enable more support to be given to staff within territorial boards. Where required, support will also be provided for pharmacy staff within special health boards.

The Practice Education Co-ordinator posts

The Practice Education Co-ordinator posts mirror similar Regional appointments that NES have made to co-ordinate practice education to support; Nursing, Allied Health Professionals and Healthcare Scientists.

PECs provide support to:

The Lead Pharmacists Educational Development
The Chief Pharmacy Technician
For several strands of work with the initial focus being on:

The Pre Registration Pharmacist Scheme (PRPS)
Pharmacist Prescribers
The Pharmacy Vocational Training Scheme
Pharmacy Support Staff training.