Darren Powell (Chair)

Darren Powell, Digital Pharmacy Expert Advisory Group

Digital Pharmacy Expert Advisory Group (DP EAG)

In his role as a clinical lead for NHS Digital, Darren is involved in the delivery of technologies at a national scale. He is the lead clinician for NHSmail, as well as a clinician on the Electronic Prescription Service; he has supported the Summary Care Record programme and is also CPPE programme guardian for the SCR training modules.

Darren intends to bring his experience, intelligence and expert opinion to help inform the group & the direction of travel of technology and digital delivery of services that impact upon pharmacy as a profession and the teams within it. He intends to use my network links (e.g. PSNC, LPCs, AIM, CPPSG, NHS Digital) to ensure that RPS has the opportunity to feed into developments at early stages to help shape programmes as well as develop its own policy to support these future developments. 

As a practicing community based pharmacist he has experience of the use of technology on the frontline, and the frustrations, and needs of the pharmacy workforce. As a member of Doncaster Local Pharmaceutical Committee, he has insight to contractual frameworks and direction of travel in terms of the pharmacy contract in community. Those insights are key for the RPS to support their grassroots members as the delivery healthcare develops in a technologically assisted age.