Dr McAnaw graduated in 1990 with a BSc (Hons) in Pharmacy and initially worked with Boots the Chemist as a pharmacist/manager up until 2002. From 1997, he worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Strathclyde, which enabled him to gain his PhD in Pharmaceutical Care, where he was interested in the development of novel approaches to quality assure drug therapy use. From 2002 he worked in practice for an Independent Pharmacy (later Rowlands Pharmacy) developing the clinical role of the pharmacist in the community pharmacy setting and in 2003 secured a half-time lectureship in clinical practice at the University of Strathclyde School of Pharmacy. In 2006, he moved to NHS 24 as Head of Pharmacy and later added on the role of pharmaceutical advisor to the Scottish Ambulance Service. Dr McAnaw is currently responsible for providing strategic and professional leadership within NHS 24 and continues to look at how the pharmacy role and contribution within the NHS 24 frontline service can be evolved further to benefit even more patients who use their services. He is interested in the potential use of Telehealthcare & Mobile Technology in pharmacy and works closely with Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare, and the Scottish Government, to support and enable future developments in this area. He is a member of the NHS Scotland Directors of Pharmacy group and is Chair of the Scottish Pharmacy Board of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.