Maggie achieved her BSc pharmacy at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, and a diploma in clinical pharmacy from Strathclyde University in 1991. She has many years of experience as a hospital clinical pharmacist primarily in Scotland. She was Chief Pharmacist in Edinburgh in both the adult (West Lothian NHS Trust) and paediatric (Edinburgh sick Children’s Hospital ) setting over the period 1993-2005.Throughout her career she has developed a keen interest in the safe, effective and cost effective procurement of medicines to the benefit of both individual patients and the NHS economy. As pharmacy advisor to National Procurement Scotland she was seconded to
Scottish Government to work on Pandemic Flu Preparedness. Her current role is as Regional Medicine Procurement Specialist for the South East Coast. She chairs the NHS Biosimilars Group, the Purchasing and Distribution Interest Group and is a member of the Carter Review Group as co-chair of the contracting team.