English Pharmacy Board
Current Professional Roles:
- Local Professional Network Chair, North Cumbria and the North East, NHS E/I
Chair, National Forum of Local Professional Network Chairs, NHS E/I
UK Head of Practitioners, Lifestyle Architecture
Professional experience and particular interests:
As Owner/Community Pharmacist at Marton Pharmacy and Therapy Centre in Middlesbrough, Mike transformed the health and wellbeing of his community. In 2009, Mike won the UK Community Pharmacist of the Year Award, and has since won national awards for Excellence in Training, Innovation and Excellence in Business, and an award from Mayor Ray Mallon for Services to the Community.
Mike has been a Governor at two local primary schools, and an Honorary Lecturer at Durham University and Newcastle University Schools of Pharmacy.
Mike has recently been instrumental in creating and launching the nationally Award-Winning NHS111 Community Pharmacy Referral Service, which has evolved into the national NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service. He is currently leading a Regional Community Pharmacy Workforce Development Programme, and is also successfully working with General Practices throughout the North East and Yorkshire, to increase the use of electronic Repeat Dispensing.
Mike has served as Chair of the Tees Branch of the RPS and as Chair of Tees Local Pharmaceutical Committee, during which time he brought the Healthy Living Pharmacy concept to Tees. He is currently Chair of the National Forum of Local Professional Network Chairs for NHS E/I.
Away from pharmacy, Mike created the Love Middlesbrough concept in 2008, which is still prominent in Middlesbrough today, and he Chaired the Steering Group of local Businesses and Celebrities. Mike was awarded Top Dad on the TV Programme Mums on Strike and is a regular guest of BBC Radio Tees. Mike is also UK Head of Practitioners for Lifestyle Architecture, a global people-development organisation, with UK Headquarters at the breath-taking Seaham Hall.