Hospital pharmacy service review in Wales

We need your help

The Welsh government is reviewing the future of clinical pharmacy services in NHS hospitals in Wales. 

They have asked the RPS to manage the review, and create recommendations that will transform the clinical services pharmacy teams like yours provide.

Share YOUR hospital pharmacy service innovations

Have you made improvements to the safety or quality of patient care in your practice? Perhaps you've boosted efficiency? Or maybe changed the skills mix in your team? 

Whatever changes you've made, no matter how small, we want you to share them with the wider profession across Wales. Simply press the button below and complete our short form - but make sure you do it before Friday, 27 January 2023.


Complete one form for each change/improvement - you're welcome to submit multiple forms.

What happens next?

Once you've submitted your form(s), we'll add your examples into the review, and you'll help shape how future clinical pharmacy services will look.

You can make a difference

"Hospital pharmacy practice has always been at the forefront of innovation in the delivery of pharmaceutical care. As we emerge from the pandemic, the NHS faces significant challenges in delivering urgent and emergency, and planned care. 

This review will ensure the skills and expertise of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in the NHS are best utilised to meet those challenges."

- Andrew Evans, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, Welsh Government

Meet the Review Steering Group

Chris Brown

Professor Chris Brown

Chris is a Consultant Renal Pharmacist. He is the head of service for the South West Wales Renal Medicines Service, a multi-professional team providing regional kidney care across three University Health Boards.

His team prescribe and manage treatments for people with Chronic Kidney Disease, including those with a transplant or on dialysis. The service is digitally innovative, focused on enabling supported self-care across the care settings and recognised for its Value-based and Prudent healthcare.

Chris is the Pharmacy National Lead for the Welsh Kidney Network, a Visiting Professor at Cardiff University and a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.  

Dr Jo Mower

Jo trained as a consultant in Emergency Medicine in Wales and became Wales Vice President of the Royal College in Emergency Medicine. 

She helped to write the Royal Colleges policy on The role of Pharmacists in Emergency Departments. As National Clinical Director for Urgent & Emergency Care she supported Health Boards to pilot this role in four Health Boards during the winter of 2019/20.

Jo values the role of Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacy Assistants beyond their role in Emergency Departments, and looks forward to working collaboratively to review these roles across the urgent and emergency care system.

Hannah Wilton

Hannah Wilton Hannah trained as a hospital pharmacy pre-reg in Guys and St Thomas’ in 2002, and worked at Bart’s and the London, before moving to University College London Hospitals as a specialist cardiac pharmacist.

In 2013, she developed the concept of post registration recognition and accreditation for pharmacists as Head of Faculty for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, before returning to Wales in 2016.

In 2021, she was appointed Head of Pharmacy at Glangwili Hospital in Hywel Dda, before becoming Clinical Director of Pharmacy and Medicines Management in Cwm Taf Morgannwg.

Richard Cattell

Richard CattellRichard Cattell has been a pharmacist for 32 years, mainly in acute hospitals in the South West, Cardiff, and the West Midlands.

His recent roles include Chief Operating Officer and Chief Pharmacist.

As the Deputy Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for NHS England, Richard supports trusts to improve the quality of care, develop aspiring senior pharmacy leaders across the NHS, and provide pharmacy leadership to the Medicines Value Programme, Medicines Safety Programme, and the national pharmacy workforce agenda.

Richard is passionate about supporting patients and healthcare teams to get the best from medicines, reduce harm and improve care.


Jayne Price

Jayne PriceFrom the Herefordshire/Powys border, Jayne trained at Hereford County Hospital, rotating through all clinical and technical pharmacy services, and progressing to leading the Medicines Information service and joining the management team.

Moving to Powys Health Board in 2008, to gain experience as a primary care pharmacist, Jayne led the introduction of a clinical pharmacy service to Powys community hospitals and returned to lead and further develop this service in 2020.

Jayne is looking forward to the opportunities that technology is going to bring to future medicines processes and how systems can be utilised optimise how pharmacy teams can deliver patient care.

Judith Vincent

Judith VincentJudith was appointed as the Clinical Director for Pharmacy and Medicines Management (P&MM) for Swansea Bay University Health Board in 2009. Her responsibilities include providing vision, strong transformational and strategic leadership, and delivery of an integrated P&MM service across the Health Board.

Judith believes strongly that the pharmacy profession has a significant ability and desire to deliver improved services, and care for citizens within the local community and across NHS Wales. Her talented team promote optimal use of medicines across all care settings, ensuring quality safety and value in the use of medicines.

Mari Lea-Davies

Mari Lea-Davies

Mari completed her pre-registration training at Chesterfield Royal Hospital in 2002. She gained her postgraduate diploma in clinical pharmacy at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon, before returning to Wales in 2005 to take up a role in unscheduled care at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

Since 2010, Mari has worked within respiratory medicine. She is the Lead Pharmacist for Cystic Fibrosis at the All Wales Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre, University Hospital Llandough. Mari is an independent prescribing pharmacist, and is a member of the UK and Ireland Cystic Fibrosis Pharmacy Group steering committee.

Michele Sehrawat

Michele SehrawatMichele worked as a hospital pharmacist in Wales from 2001-2014, leading development of the pharmacy workforce in ABM.

As the All Wales Principal Pharmacist Education and Training for NHS Wales, Michele implemented the switch to National Recruitment for trainee pharmacists in Wales. 

Michele joined Health Education and Improvement Wales in 2018, and is developing the HEIW Pharmacy Workforce Plan, and championing pharmacy professional credentials through the Consultant Pharmacist Credentialing Community of Practice pilot.

Sally Davey

Sally DaveySally Davey is the Chief Pharmacy Technician (Patient Experience) for Hywel Dda University Health Board, based in Glangwili General Hospital. She lives in Swansea and has three children and two dogs.

She began in community pharmacy as a counter assistant, progressing to a dispenser and then gained her pharmacy qualifications.

Having a passion to work for the NHS, she applied for a job in Glangwili and has been there for 25 years.

Sally is excited to be part of the future for Pharmacy Technicians, and to deploy their skills and talents further for the benefit of patients