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Glasgow Pharmacist Gets National Recognition

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A Glasgow pharmacist has been honoured for her dedication and expert clinical knowledge. 

Lesley Murray is an Advanced Pharmacist for Neurosciences at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) and she received a commendation in the Outstanding Pharmacist category in this year’s QuDoS in MS awards. 

As the pharmacy lead for neurosciences within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Lesley is responsible for advising the Health Board and Scottish Medicines Consortium on the potential impact of disease modifying therapies (DMTs) in the multiple sclerosis (MS) service. 

She is an invaluable source of pharmaceutical knowledge for patients, consultants, specialist nurses and fellow pharmacists and supports the team in managing the introduction of new medicines for MS. 

Lesley has developed the role of pharmacists in MS research through the supervision of several projects gaining real-world experience with DMTs. 

Lesley said:  “The role of the pharmacist in MS is evolving.  It is exciting times in the management of MS and with a number of promising treatments in the pipeline, I hope the pharmacist role in MS goes from strength to strength. 

Lesley’s line manager, Janice Watt, is delighted Lesley was honoured with this award.  Janice said:  “Lesley is a true inspiration, managing to support the MS team whilst also maintaining an excellent pharmacy service to the general neurology and neurocritical care wards.  

“She plays an equally active role in the headache service and neuromuscular team and oversees the neurosurgical pharmacy team. 

“Lesley’s dedication and expert clinical knowledge has highlighted what pharmacy has to offer for MS patients and practitioners within NHSGGC.” 

ENDS 

For further information either telephone 0141 201 4429 or email [email protected]

Pic: Lesley Murray, Advanced Pharmacist for Neurosciences

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