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Professor Alison Strath has been confirmed as the Scottish Government’s new Chief Pharmaceutical Officer (CPO).

Professor Strath has been working within the Scottish Government since 2002, initially as Principal Pharmaceutical Officer and, since October 2020, as interim Chief Pharmaceutical Officer. She was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain in 2010 and as an Emeritus Professor at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen in 2018.

Royal Pharmaceutical Director for Scotland, Clare Morrison, has congratulated Professor Strath on her appointment.

‘Alison has been a fantastic leader of the profession through the pandemic,’ Clare said, ‘And for many years before, and I am delighted that she has been appointed to the role of Chief Pharmaceutical Officer. She is the perfect choice to further develop the role of pharmacists and to ensure that pharmacy is at the forefront of healthcare. I look forward to continuing to work closely with her and her team.’

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