The Substance Misuse Pharmacists

NHS Grampian

NHS Grampian

Fiona Raeburn and Lucy Skea possess a combined experience of almost 30 years as specialist pharmacists in substance misuse, flying the flag for pharmacy. Their roles sit in the mental health pharmacy team but on a day-to-day basis requires multidisciplinary, multi-agency working across Grampian and nationally, from clinical teams to police, from pain to hepatology teams, and with people with lived experience in local communities.

They provide leadership on effective medicines management and service delivery to community pharmacy, clinical teams (both drug and alcohol and wider teams) and primary care. More importantly, as a team they strive to continually develop services in support of people who use drugs or alcohol who are often marginalised and stigmatised, and whose long-term health and social outcomes are poor.