The incoming policy and practice lead at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) in Scotland has vowed to help the profession ‘reach its full potential’ and ensure pharmacy is promoted across the country.

This week RPS Scotland announced that Fiona McIntyre, a hospital pharmacist by background, will be taking on the role in early October.

Ms McIntyre, who will lead policy development and professional support at the organisation, said she was ‘passionate about the role our profession can play in the safe and effective use of medicines’ and that it was ‘a privilege’ to be joining RPS Scotland.

As part of her new role, she will work to represent pharmacists on working groups and at meetings, engage with the profession and pharmacy organisation and support the RPS director for Scotland.

Ms McIntyre will also be tasked with leading Great Britain-wide projects, working alongside the policy and practice leads in England and Wales.

During her career, Ms McIntyre said she had ‘advocated for pharmacy teams’ wherever she could.

‘I am passionate about the role our profession can play in the safe and effective use of medicines and it’s a privilege to join the Royal Pharmaceutical Society as policy and practice lead,’ she said.

‘I’m very much looking forward to promoting pharmacy in Scotland and helping our profession reach its full potential.’

Laura Wilson, director for RPS Scotland, said she was ‘delighted’ by Ms McIntyre’s appointment.

‘Fiona’s exceptional experience will be invaluable to the role and the whole team are looking forward to her starting with us in October,’ she said.