Stephen Watkins

Stephen Watkins, Board Member

I graduated from Strathclyde University in 1999 before completing my pre-registration training and have held a number of management positions with Boots UK. My current position of Head of Customer Experience for North & East Scotland gives me a real insight into Scottish pharmacy services and the necessary supporting political lobbying of MSPs process.

I having previously been Regional Pharmacy Manager for North Scotland, Area Manager for Lothian and Area Manager for Grampian and North East. 
I am also a member of the CCA Scottish Management Group.

I am currently Chairman of the Grampian PCC and I have been an active member of the Grampian Pharmacy Contractors Committee since 2008. I am the main contact for this local negotiation and lead a team of both independent and CCA contractor representatives to secure service remuneration.

I take an active part in representing Community Pharmacy Scotland through my roles of Board and Council member. My major two contributions being my attendance at party political conferences to engage with politicians on the benefits of community pharmacy services and my national negotiating role as a member of the core CPS negotiating team, supporting the Chairman, with regard to our global sum negotiations.