Barbara Lynn Haygarth FRPharmS
Panel of Fellows
well as being on the Panel of Fellows, I work on the Joint Formulary
Committee and I am a mentor to pharmacists working in mental health. I
also support the certificate and diploma in psychiatric pharmacy for the
University of Aston. These are all part-time roles and I indulge my
passions for having fun, keeping fit and travelling in our motorhome.
began my pharmacy career working in my Dad’s chemist shop in Llandudno from the age of 13 and
always wanted to be a pharmacist. I received my BPharm in 1975 from
Bradford University where I met my husband, a true Yorkshireman, and we have lived in Yorkshire ever since.
My first ten years were working as a
community pharmacist in Bradford and Leeds areas. I had a small chemist
shop in Headingley in the late 70s. With family commitments, I started
working part-time in mental health. I then became keen to support
mental health pharmacy services and have always been a key player in the
development of mental health pharmacy services such that they are no
longer classed as the “poor relation”.
I remained in the NHS for 27 years, eventually becoming Chief Pharmacist for South West Yorkshire
Mental Health Trust. Along the way, I was chairman of the UK Psychiatric
Pharmacy Group (UKPPG) and fully supported Celia Feetam in the
development of the College of Mental Health Pharmacy (CMHP).
I gained a Master of Education in clinical pharmacy teaching from the
University of Leeds, and that year I also gained the lifetime achievement
award from the UKPPG.
I retired from the NHS in 2013 and have since
pursued my passion for developing pharmacists and pharmacy services by
working in Academia at the University of Huddersfield. In 2014, I
gained Mastery and became a Fellow of the Faculty of the RPS.
However, the highlights of my career was when I became Fellow of the
CMHP and later awarded as a Fellow of the RPS. I retain my full
accreditation with the CMHP.