Primary Care Expert Advisory Group
I joined Our Health Partnership, a GP Superpartnership responsible for nine PCNs in Birmingham and Shropshire with a population c. 450,000 as Consultant Pharmacist and lead for workforce in January 2020.
Prior to this I worked in Dudley as a Pharmaceutical Adviser and Consultant Pharmacist for 17 years leading and developing a large team of primary care clinical pharmacists winning multiple national awards for delivering innovative care.
I qualified as a Pharmacist from Bradford University in 1996 and spent the first years post qualification working in hospital and community pharmacy, prior to starting a career in primary care in general practice in Birmingham.
I have a passion for developing the role of clinical pharmacists and allied health professionals and over the last 23 years have pushed boundaries becoming one of the first pharmacist prescribers in the country in 2004 and the first primary care Consultant Pharmacist in the country in 2017.
I have a special interest in renal and cardiovascular medicine and have worked for NICE as an expert advisor authoring a number of clinical guidelines. I am a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Birmingham School of Pharmacy and continue to work in a clinical role at a local general practice. I am looking forward to utilising my expertise to develop the roles of clinical and non-clinical OHP staff to build high quality multi-disciplinary teams.
Outside of work I spend time with my family and friends, usually involving taking part or competing in crazy running or swimming related sporting challenges.