Primary Care Expert Advisory Group
As Head of Clinical Pharmacy & Allied Health Professionals at the Haringey GP Federation, Jalak Shukla has responsibility for a 30-strong team of Clinical Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians. Under Jalak’s steer, this high-performing team works across eight primary care networks covering 35 GP practices in the vibrant and diverse borough of Haringey, north London.
Jalak is currently engaging with systems partners and stakeholders to share and spread a replicable and scalable model to support integration of other allied health professionals into the primary care workforce.
Following a nine-year career as a rotational hospital pharmacist in London, Jalak undertook a Darzi Fellowship in clinical leadership. A strong advocate for multi-professional diverse clinical leadership, Jalak is passionate about fostering a culture of inclusion and belonging in the workforce. She champions for investment in the training and development of the pharmacy workforce to ensure quality outcomes for patients and an intellectually motivated and agile team.
The work of Jalak and team was recognised at the 2020 HSJ Awards when the team secured a nomination in the Workforce Initiative of the Year, and Jalak herself was named as HSJ Clinical Leader of the Year.
Jalak is a highly personable and people-oriented leader who loves to lead from the floor. Outside the workplace, she enjoys the chance to spend time with friends and family, and her interests include film and travel.