Laura McElroy

Laura McElroy, Board Member

Laura graduated from Strathclyde University in 2003 and took up a pre-registration place with Safeway Pharmacy in East Kilbride.  On completion of her year she joined Rowlands Pharmacy as a relief pharmacist and over the past 12 years progressed to managing various branches before becoming the area manager for their 21 West of Scotland branches in 2010.  During her tenure as a pharmacist branch manager Laura completed her supplementary prescribing qualification at Robert Gordon University and embarked on working with Lanarkshire Addiction Services where she successfully set up and ran addiction clinics for approximately 60 patients.  She further enhanced her clinical knowledge and skills by completing her diploma in Prescribing Sciences.  In recent years Laura has been a member of Community Pharmacy Lanarkshire and this year has taken on the role of secretary.  She is also a member of NHS Glasgow and Clyde Area Pharmacy Committee and this is her first term on the Community Pharmacy Scotland board.