Digital Pharmacy Expert Advisory Group (DPEAG)
Alistair has been qualified for over thirty years and has extensive experience of both the community and hospital side of the profession. He has seen how technology has changed and shaped the profession during this time, and he has influenced the direction and development of some of that technology.
Over the last 12 years, Alistair has led the development of a digital Medicines Reconciliation and workload tracker, within his NHS Trust, which doubles as a pharmaceutical care planning tool. He is the innovator of the Refer-to-Pharmacy hospital to community pharmacy electronic referral application which has been live in Pennine Lancashire since 2015.
Alistair is currently leading a project with the Lancashire & South Cumbria ICS called the Unified Medicines Record with Referrals; this will create a consolidated, persisted record of prescribing from numerous sources to make it easy for health professionals to determine a person’s best possible medicines history at the point of need. Shortly he’ll be introducing a mobile app (Blippit Meds) into his Trust which will help nurses find the right information about injectable medicines; it will also contain a tool and calculator to support prescribers around Fluid Stewardship.
Alistair is a natural innovator/gamechanger and articulator of how he wants to make it easy for pharmacy and other health professionals, to do an effective job, by using digital technology and data which is there are the point of need and easily interpretable.