Skip to content

PIP editorial board member in focus – Gordon Rushworth

The Pharmacy in Practice editorial board is an advisory group who help to guide the direction of the content of this site. The role of the editorial board is vital to ensure that all materials produced are of the highest standard. Although the board members do not have direct input into the creation of the content they will help steer the future direction and give robust feedback when appropriate.


In the coming weeks, we will feature each editorial board member and showcase their career highlights.


Gordon Rushworth



Gordon is the Programme Director for the Highland Pharmacy Education & Research Centre in Inverness, NHS Highland. He holds a portfolio post which encompasses clinical, teaching and research roles.


Gordon is an independent prescriber with an additional qualification in Advanced Clinical Assessment (ACE) and works two-and-a-half days a week in general practice as an Advanced Pharmacist Practitioner using clinical, diagnostic and prescribing skills to autonomously assess, manage and treat undifferentiated acute presentations from across the age and acuity spectrum.


He has also set up a primary care training hub within Cairn Medical Practice where he spends half-a-day a week training other pharmacists how to run clinics and improve their clinical and prescribing skills.


Gordon is the co-author of the NES General Practice Clinical Pharmacist Advanced Practice Framework.


The remaining two days of Gordon’s time are spent on academic work including designing, delivering and supporting teaching for undergraduate medical and pharmacy students.


Gordon is an active researcher having published over 25 papers in peer-reviewed journals focusing on the themes of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and pharmacy practice research.


He is a Faculty Fellow of the RPS, Visiting Reader at the University of the Highland & Islands, Visiting Senior Lecturer at RGU and an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *