Pharmacist – Independent Prescribing Course

My name is Caragh Connolly I am a community pharmacist that works in Greenlaw Pharmacy. I have been working in community pharmacies in the Scottish Borders and North Northumberland for GLM Romanes since 2012.

I graduated with a MPharm degree in 2011 from Strathclyde University in Glasgow and after a pre registration year qualified as a pharmacist in 2012.

I am undertaking Independent Prescribing course at University of Strathclyde to become a prescribing pharmacist that can run clinics. I will be spending some time at Greenlaw Surgery to learn more about assessing and diagnosing patients, taking medical histories and writing prescriptions.

My area of interest is cardiovascular conditions, particularly high blood pressure and heart failure.




Caragh will be shadowing Dr Gillan in the surgery on the following dates. 

  • Thursday 30th  May
  • Thursday 27 June
  • Monday 8 July
  • Thursday 1 August

It is the decision of each individual patient if they wish Caragh to be in their consultation or not.  We fully understand that you may not wish her to be present during your appointment.

Any notes taken by the training pharmacist prescriber for training case studies will be anonymous and will not contain any identifiable patient data.

All information will be confidential.

 If you are happy to have Caragh present during your consultation we will provide consent forms on the day to be signed by both the patient and the training pharmacist.