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Professor Rose Marie Parr BSc(Hons), MSc Clinical Pharmacy, PhD, FRPharms, FFRPS

Director of Pharmacy

NHS Education for Scotland

Rose Marie Parr undertook her pharmacy undergraduate degree and postgraduate degrees at the School of Pharmacy at Strathclyde University Glasgow and her Doctorate in Education at Glasgow University. She has worked in hospital pharmacy in the 1980-1990s in various posts in Lanarkshire Health Board and Forth Valley Health Board areas.

In 1993 she became the Director of Postgraduate Pharmacy Education for Scotland with a remit for all postgraduate education for pharmacists in the NHS. In April 2002 Pharmacy Education was brought together with other professional educational groups into the special health Board, NHS Education for Scotland (NES) which has a remit for all NHS staff in Scotland.  Rose Marie Parr is currently the Director of Pharmacy for NHS Education for Scotland.

Rose Marie is also past Chair of the Scottish Pharmacy Board of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) and a designated Fellow and Faculty Fellow of the RPSGB. Rose Marie is a member of the Scottish Medicines Committee (SMC) and also currently holds honorary Professorships at both Scottish Schools of Pharmacy; Strathclyde University in Glasgow and Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.

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