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.

SHARE YOUR PRACTICE IMPROVEMENTS

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.  

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.

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.

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.

 

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.