Primary Care Expert Advisory Group
Raj has been a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society for 30 years, studying pharmacy at King’s College London then medicine at Southampton Medical School before embarking on career in general practice in Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire.
He is a medical educator and appraiser and for 12 years was the PCT and then the CCG Medicines Management Lead before becoming the Clinical Chair of Buckinghamshire CCG in 2016.
Raj was designated as a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2015 and also awarded an AHSN Fellowship that year to enable him to complete his Masters in Evidence-Based Health Care at Oxford University in 2017. He has an interest in maximising the “allocative, technical and personalised value” of healthcare and completed the Building Collaborative Leadership Course at the Kings Fund in 2020.
Raj is involved in the development of his local Integrated Care System and works closely with Training Hubs and Primary Care Networks to develop the multi-disciplinary primary care workforce. He believes that this is an exciting time for pharmacy with real opportunities for pharmacists to expand their roles in primary care, utilising their skills and talents to the fullest extent in a professionally rewarding manner for the benefit of patient care.