Panel of Fellows
Bassan graduated from Sunderland Polytechnic in 1972, registering as a
pharmacist in 1973 after completing his pre-registration training in
community pharmacy. In 1976, he joined the NHS, and later read for an MSc in Hospital Practice, specialising in
In 1983, Surinder set up and managed the Drugs and Poisons
Information Centre at King Khaled University Hospital in Riyadh, gaining
valuable insight into American based pharmacy systems.
On returning to the UK in 1986, he continued to develop clinical services and education and training
avenues for Pharmacy & Nursing teams, and in 1990 was awarded Membership of the College of Pharmacy
In 1997, he was awarded an MSc in Clinical
Pharmacy by Liverpool John Moores University, and in 1998 became a member of the RPS’ Adjudicating Committee
for Registration of Overseas Pharmacist. Later becoming part of
the team for accreditation Universities MPharm and Overseas Pharmacist
Assessment Programme (OSPAP).
In 2005, Surinder completed the Executive MBA of Warwick University, and the year after became Chief Pharmacist of University Hospitals,
In 2008, Surinder was designated as an RPS Fellow for Distinction in Clinical Pharmacy and for Services to the Profession.
He retired from the NHS in 2012 but continued to practice as an
Independent Pharmaceutical Consultant, holding interim Chief Pharmacist
positions at Birmingham Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Robert Jones Agnes
Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Queen’s Hospital Burton and Great Western
Surinder is a member of the RPS, UKCPA and GHP. As an Associate of
GPhC, he is a member of the International Registration panel and Fitness
to Practice committee.