Mr Scott Garden has been appointed as the new Director of Pharmacy and Medicines with NHS Fife. Mr Garden will be responsible for leading, directing and managing the pharmacy service on behalf of NHS Fife and the Fife Health & Social Care Partnership.
Mr Garden succeeds Evelyn McPhail, who retired last month.
Medical Director, Dr Chris McKenna commented:
“Following a rigorous recruitment process, we are delighted to have appointed Scott to the post of director of pharmacy and medicines at NHS Fife.
“Scott has worked with NHS Fife for over five years as our Chief Pharmacist and has been instrumental in driving forward a wide range of pharmacy initiatives, including the redesign of clinical pharmacy services and introduction of a new patient medicines supply model intended to maximise the unique value-adding contribution of all pharmacy roles and grades to produce the best possible pharmaceutical care outcomes for patients.”
Director of Pharmacy, Scott Garden said:
“I am delighted to have been appointed as Director of Pharmacy and medicines for NHS Fife. In my previous role as Chief Pharmacist, acute services with NHS Fife, I was a member of the Area Drugs and Therapeutics Committee and vice chair of the Managed Service Drug & Therapeutics Committee.
“I will build on this experience and look forward to working in partnership with colleagues across NHS Fife, Fife Health and Social Care Partnership and Community Pharmacy across the Kingdom to continue to deliver a responsive and accessible pharmacy service for the people of Fife.”