Fiona McElrea

Whithorn Pharmacy, NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Whithorn Pharmacy, NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Fiona has continuously expressed a focused commitment to the development of pharmaceutical care and services for patients in Wigtownshire, and beyond.    

She is always seeking the next thing which can enhance the patient’s relationship with their medicines; for example, she has been a driving force for the roll-out of the Chronic Medication Service in the region and an early adopter of NHS Near Me for pharmacist-led patient consultations.

Fiona completed her IP training through the University of Strathclyde in early September 2020, and is now planning the implementation of common clinical conditions clinics through the Pharmacy First Plus service.

As the first community pharmacist to provide a private flu vaccination service in Dumfries & Galloway, Fiona continues to deliver this service annually and has rolled it out in other pharmacies, supporting her pharmacist colleagues with their training. Fiona is additionally keen to support the provision of the NHS flu vaccination service this year.