Shasta Chimhau

Shasta Chimhau

Primary Care Expert Advisory Group

I am a registered Pharmacy Technician and have worked in pharmacy for over 15 years. I started out working in community pharmacy where I qualified as a Pharmacy Technician and went on to work in hospital pharmacy. 

In 2016, I joined Buckinghamshire CCG’s Care Homes team as the first Pharmacy Technician in the team. In this role I developed a medication standards audit tool for systems and processes review in care homes which focused on reducing medicines waste and implementing best practice guidance in care homes.

I currently work in the Medicines Optimisation Team at the CCG supporting with General Practice work and have a good understanding of how Primary Care works. I am the lead for the PCN Pharmacy Technician Network in Buckinghamshire, and I am committed to championing for the role of Pharmacy Technicians in Primary Care and highlight the great contribution Pharmacy Technicians make to the profession. 

I look forward to using my knowledge and experiences to help shape the future of pharmacy and to support other pharmacy professionals through this group.

I also lead the Buckinghamshire CCG BAME Network, and this is something I am very passionate about. I strongly believe the workplace should be a diverse and inclusive place where everyone feels like they belong, and our differences are celebrated and embraced.