Lucy has been working as a specialist pharmacist in substance misuse for NHS Grampian since 2003. As well as her substance misuse role, she works as a locum community pharmacist and as a pharmacy champion in North Aberdeenshire.
Lucy graduated in pharmacy from the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen in 1996. After completing her pre-registration training at Kings College Hospital London, she began working as a hospital pharmacist in Aberdeen before moving to community pharmacy. She also spent a year travelling while working as a community pharmacist across Australia.
Lucy is passionate about reducing opioid related harm and has been championing the availability of naloxone for people at risk of opioid overdose including those prescribed opioids for pain. This has involved the development of community pharmacy services in NHS Grampian to widen access to naloxone along with “overdose awareness” campaigns. Educational events and working closer with local pain specialist colleagues in NHS Grampian has led to the introduction of naloxone for those accessing pain services at high risk of overdose. Additionally, she is a member of the Scottish Specialist Pharmacists in Substance Misuse Group, she also has a special interest in menopause care and is a member of the British Menopause Society.