Our Faculty

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The experts

We have a cross section of experts who are developing both the programme of therapy areas plus the curriculum and content for the tools and training.

Our philosophy is that the programme needs to be developed and delivered by clinical pharmacists for clinical pharmacists as part of an expert peer to peer network.

We also have diverse participants and skills as part of our i2i Network faculty.

Nina Barnett

Nina Barnett is a Consultant Pharmacist with a proven track record in both strategic an operational development relating to clinical pharmacy and clinical leadership in the area of older people.

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Samantha Cudby

A Care Home Pharmacist in north west Surrey, Samantha has nearly 30 years’ experience in both community pharmacy and Primary Care Medicines Management.

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Graham Duce

Working for 16 years as a partner at a General Practice in Eastern Cheshire, Graham has significant experience in primary care. In addition, he is the CCG Prescribing Lead including decision-making for the local health economy formulary at the Area Prescribing Committee, co-authoring the MMT newsletter and chairing the GP Prescribing Leads Meetings. With a higher than average elderly population, the CCG has developed a unique frailty service to manage the needs of this specific population.

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Michael Duckworth

With over 30 years’ experience, spanning across community pharmacy, primary and secondary care Medicines Management, Michael is a practice pharmacist in the north west.

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Anna Fay

As Lead Practice Pharmacist at Lisburn GP Federation of Family Practices, Anna has an incredible mix of skills and a proven track record to show she is passionate about the role of the pharmacist when treating asthma and type 2 diabetes in primary care.

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Kevin Fernando

Kevin Fernando is a GP Partner at North Berwick Health Centre. He is also a committee member of the Primary Care Diabetes Society.

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Dr Syed Gillani

With a special interest in the development of a risk-driven integrated diabetes care delivery model in a fragmented NHS, Syed is also a GP, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton, a Senior Research Fellow in Diabetes at New Cross Hospital Wolverhampton and a Clinical Champion at Diabetes UK.

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Elizabeth Hackett

Working as principal pharmacist for the Leicestershire Medicines Information Service, Elizabeth has a passion for Diabetes and is a Diabetes Clinical Champion for Diabetes UK and is a member of the UKCPA Diabetes committee

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John Hamill

John has over 19 years experience as a Pharmacist working within Primary Care as a Community Pharmacy Manager and Practice Based Pharmacist. He currently works as a Lead Practice Based Pharmacist within the Northern Ireland GP Federation.

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Anne Holdoway

With over 30 years experience in roles spanning the NHS, private practice, research and the medical industry, Anne brings a wealth of knowledge on the role of nutrition in the management of chronic disease, maintenance of well-being and quality of life in a diverse range of conditions along with the challenges faced in delivering optimal nutritional care.

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Dr Patricia Hurton

As a GP partner in a NHSE clinical pharmacist pilot practice, Trish also brings her expertise as a GP with Special Interest in Diabetes. Trish set up and conducted community clinics for the Hillingdon Diabetes intermediary care service and is passionate about training.

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Dr Mark Levy

Mark has been practising as a GP in London since 1977, with a special interest in respiratory diseases.

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Michelle Lam

A diabetes and endocrinology pharmacist at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Michelle is also a lecturer in pharmacy practice at the University of Bradford and a teacher practitioner for diabetes within the postgraduate clinical pharmacy diploma at the University of Manchester.

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Anna Murphy

Anna Murphy is a consultant respiratory pharmacist at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and honarary visiting professor at DeMontfort University.

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Dr Michael McKenna

Dr Michael McKenna is Chair of the IT subcommittee NIGPC which has a responsibility in the development and roll out of IT services within Northern Ireland.  He has been a member since 2001.  Dr McKenna is also Assistant Secretary of the Eastern LMC of which he has been a member of since 1999.

 

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Dr David Millar-Jones

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Philip Newland-Jones

A Consultant Pharmacist in Diabetes and Endocrinology, University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Phil is also chair of the UKCPA Diabetes and Endocrinology Group.

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Lelly Oboh

A Consultant Pharmacist based at Guys and St Thomas NHS Trust (Community Services) Lelly has over 20 years’ experience, managing polypharmacy in frail older people within general practice and community-based multidisciplinary teams. 

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Bharat Patel

A Clinical Mentor for the NHSE General Practice Pharmacists Training Pathway, Bharat is an experienced practice pharmacist in Walsall following an extensive career as Head of Medicines Management

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Nipa Patel

GP practice clinical pharmacist for over 7 years with extensive experience working in community pharmacy and CCG medicines

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Shailen Rao

A key innovator in the role of pharmacists, Shailen is MD of Soar Beyond which delivers a managed service as part of the NHSE pilot in north west London. Shailen’s passion for the profession led to the development of this i2i Network.

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David Strain

Dr David Strain is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Exeter Medical School, where he was successful in achieving a National Institute of Healthcare Research Clinical Senior Lecturer Award Fellowship.

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Sanjay Tanna

A practice based pharmacist for the past eight years working in practices in Blackpool and North Lancashire, Sanjay is an Independent Prescriber who works across all of the Long Term Conditions (asthma, COPD, diabetes, cardiovascular disease). He is currently working as a Senior Clinical Pharmacist for NHS Heywood Middleton Rochdale CCG.

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Andrew Vance

Andrew Vance is a General Practitioner with a strong focus on individual care and long term goal setting , focusing particularly on people who have diabetic conditions.

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Dr Adie Viljoen

Consultant Chemical Pathologist at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage and Honorary Consultant at Cambridge Universities NHS Trust.

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Gupinder Syan

Gupinder is the Head of Training and Clinical Outcomes Manager for the Soar Beyond i2i Network. She specialises in creating, arranging and delivering the educational content for practice pharmacists working in general practice, whilst keeping her clinical skills updated in practice.

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Beverley Bostock

Beverley is a nurse practitioner/prescriber and has worked in general practices across the Midlands since 1984 and is now working in a rural practice in the Cotswolds as an NP for long term conditions

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Dr Amrit Takhar

Amrit is Senior Partner at Wansford and Kings Cliffe GP practice in Cambridgeshire which has been a first wave NHSE clinical pharmacist pilot.

He is also the CCG Clinical Lead for Cardiovascular disease and CRN Eastern Region lead for Primary care research and a member of the Cambridgeshire Local Medical Committee.

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Helen Williams

Helen is a Consultant Pharmacist for Cardiovascular Disease – South London. Helen is involved in a wide range of activities across South London to improve the care of patients with or at risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

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Paresh Parmar

Paresh Parmar MSc, IP, MRPharmS is currently Lead pharmacist for stroke and care of the elderly at Northwick Park Hospital, North West London Hospitals NHS Trust

 

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Kerry Finlay

Lead Practice Pharmacist for the Ards Federation in Northern Ireland. Having started out in community pharmacy, followed by a few years in secondary care Kerry moved to work in GP practices 11 years ago.

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Victoria Ruszala

Vicky Ruszala is a specialist pharmacist at North Bristol NHS Trust. She works in a specialist capacity with the diabetes and endocrinology team, trying to improve inpatient experience for those with diabetes and reducing errors in diabetes care.  She also leads the NBT team quality improvement program, with a current focus on reducing insulin errors and inpatient hypoglycaemia.

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Emma Pope

Emma is a Clinical Medicines Management Pharmacist, having worked in hospital, community pharmacy, CCG, GP practice, and care home environments for over 20 years, mainly in Wiltshire, she recently achieved becoming a Pharmacist Independent Prescriber, and previously attained a Clinical Diploma in Community Pharmacy.

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Rocco Hadland

Rocco works as part of the GP clinical pharmacist integrated team between Wirral University Teaching Hospital and GP practices across the Wirral. He is a member of the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA) heart failure committee, and a member of the editorial advisory board for the Clinical Pharmacist journal.

 

 

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Dr Rosie Heath

Rosie is a CVD GPwSI and has worked closely with practice pharmacists to develop chronic disease management clinics as well as setting up a HCA led hypertension clinic. She is also an observer on the board of the British Society for Heart Failure.

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Alison Warren

Consultant Pharmacist CardiologyBrighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust. Alison has worked within cardiology for over 20 years leading the pharmacy team managing cardiac patients and has developed the role as a pharmacist prescriber running medication optimisation clinics for patients with heart failure in primary and secondary care.

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Jackie Barrett

Jackie has been a Nurse for more than 18 years and a Heart Failure Nurse Specialist for 11. She spent some time in Vascular Surgery and General Medicine before moving to Cardiology and gained an interest in Heart Failure.

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Jaggy Khela

Jaggy is a passionate GP prescribing pharmacist at East Shore Partnership, Portsmouth. With a career spanning 20 years across almost all sectors of pharmacy, Jaggy has a proven track record of joint working in designing and implementing patient facing services and quality improvement initiatives.

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Zeshan Rehmani

Zeshan is a Practice-based Clinical Pharmacist working across Manchester. He is a prescribing pharmacist and plays a key role in the management of patients with long-term conditions such as Diabetes.

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Barry Keenan

Barry Keenan works as a clinical pharmacist in the South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen.

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Dr Naveed Younis

Dr Naveed Younis (BSc, MD, FRCP) qualified from Manchester University in 1993 and trained in the North West. Dr Younis has been a Consultant Physician at Manchester University Foundation Trust since 2004 and is currently the clinical lead. He leads on diabetic foot and renal diabetes in South Manchester.  He has vast clinical experience in managing complex patients with diabetes.

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Hannah Beba

Hannah Beba is a Senior Pharmacist for Diabetes and Endocrinology at County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust. Hannah retains a predominantly clinical role and is an independent prescriber. Hannah has been independently practicing in clinics for many years, laterally in diabetes/endocrine clinics across both primary and secondary care.

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Preksha Anderson

Part-time care homes pharmacist (CCG based) and part-time practice pharmacist at a GP surgery. For both roles, Preksha carries out clinical medication reviews and support and advises on the safe and effective use of medicines. In addition, as a care homes pharmacist, she carries out medication training sessions, support and advises care home staff on the systems and processes involved in the management of medicines.

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Anna Mclaughlin

After became an independant prescriber in 2012. She now completes the annual reviews for Asthma and COPD patients in her GP practice. Anna recognises that respiratory is an area that community pharmacists could make a huge impact in, and advocates integrated working between both to share the workload with respect to:

  • Carrying out MURs on non-attenders of asthma reviews
  • Carrying out inhaler technique and adherence checking,
  • Monitoring SABA use and checking the appropriateness of rescue pack usage.

Anna runs a walk-in FENO testing clinic in her pharmacy. Seven surrounding GP surgeries send patients requiring FENO testing to her Pharmacy, the results of which are sent back to the referring clinician.

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Gupinder Syan

Gupinder is the Training and Clinical Outcomes Manager for i2i Network, Soar Beyond.

Gupinder specialises in creating, arranging and delivering the educational content for practice pharmacists working in general practice. She has been developing and delivering training to aspiring and existing practice pharmacists for the last three years whilst keeping her clinical skills updated by also working in general practice.

 

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Ruari O’Connell

Ruari is a senior GP pharmacist IP in Bristol who has experience in running dermatology clinics in his practice and effectively managing patients with psoriasis and eczema in his clinics.

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Adam Yates

Adam is a clinical pharmacist with a background in community pharmacy. After completing his MSc with an advanced practice and research focus in dermatology in 2011, he went on to work in academia and as an independent consultant teaching and developing educational resources with a clinical focus on dermatology in pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics.

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Stephanie Gallard

Dr Stephanie Gallard is a GPwSI in Dermatology and a non-consultant member of the British Association of Dermatologists, and finds dermatology absolutely fascinating.

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Dr Faisal Ali

Dr Faisal Ali is one of the lead Consultant Dermatologists in the award-winning Vernova Healthcare Community Interest Company, a social enterprise in East Cheshire (BMJ Awards Dermatology Team of 2018) and Dermatological Surgeon in St John’s Institute of Dermatology, London.

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Dr Jean Ayer

Dr Jean Ayer (BSc, MD, FRCP) is a consultant Dermatologist and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer working at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Vernova Health Care Community Interest Group and Manchester University.

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Dr Amrit Lamba

As a GP Partner in Barnet CCG, Amrit has a specialist interest in diabetes and medical education along with vast experience speaking at and chairing diabetes conferences on a regional and national level.

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Dr John Harty

John has been a Consultant Nephrologist since 1998 and currently works at Daisy Hill Hospital in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust.

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Dr Toby Capstick

Dr. Toby Capstick is Consultant Pharmacist – Respiratory Pharmacist at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

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Ketan Kavia

Ketan Kavia is a Pharmacist Advanced Clinical Practitioner. He has a specialist interest in cardio-metabolic medicine and a passion for delivering educational training sessions for GPs and Allied healthcare professionals.

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Dr Yassir Javaid

Dr Yassir Javaid MA (Cantab) MRCP MRCGP PGDip Cardiology  – is a Cardiovascular and Diabetes Lead Nene CCG, Primary Care Cardiovascular lead, East Midlands Clinical Network and RCGP Clinical Adviser for Cardiology

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Garry McDonald

Garry McDonald is a Respiratory Pharmacist and Performance Coach.  He is currently also a PCRS (Primary Care Respiratory Society) Clinical Leadership Faculty Pharmacist and a member of the PCRS Respiratory Leadership Programme Board.

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Darush Attar-Zadeh

A pharmacist based in the community and primary care; specialising in the field of treating tobacco dependency and AsthmaRightCare. Darush has presented at various national & international conferences (including the PCRS, IPCRG, ERS, Clinical Pharmacy Congress).

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Dr Dilsher Singh

GP Partner, Modality Birmingham, Clinical Lead, Modality Cardiology Service, Training programme Director, HEWM, MRCGP MBBS PG Dip (GPSI, Cardiology)

Dr Dilsher Singh is a GPSI in Cardiology, who has developed a fully integrated Cardiology service that delivers Cardiac outpatient investigations within its one stop clinic model. The service undertakes most of cardiology outpatients activities including Echocardiogram, Holter recording, Event monitor recording, and BP recording. It is a truly integrated service in collaboration with secondary care where all investigations undertaken within the service are published simultaneously on our primary care systems and local hospital clinical systems. Most clinical letters are also published in local hospital clinical systems thus ensuring complete clinical information sharing with secondary care colleagues.

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Dr Youssef Beaini

GP Partner, MB ChB (1998), MRCGP, PG Dip Cardiology, PGC Drug misuse

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Manpreet Saini

Manpreet Saini currently works as a Senior General Practice Clinical Pharmacist in east London. With an interest in asthma and COPD, Manpreet manages various long term conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, atrial fibrillation as well as minor ailments.

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