John currently leads a team of 10 Practice Based Pharmacists within the South Belfast Federation . He works to evolve this role through implementation of rationale prescribing policies , formulary development and medicine management /optimisation activities to enhance the service provision with primary care GP practice.
He has trained as an accredited inhaler trainer and developed expertise in many key aspects of Respiratory Review including inhaler technique, compliance and education and training around management of both asthma and COPD. He currently holds a Diploma in Asthma Management and Diploma in Independent Prescribing in Respiratory Care.
John has presented a poster of his respiratory research at the PCRS in 2014 around respiratory review and benefits of face to face consultation, which identified similar outcomes to those concluded following NRAD in 2015.
He has been nominated for and awarded many accolades for his Pharmacy Management , Service Development and Provision, and Customer Service ability with his key passion to deliver a better healthcare service for all, that is patient focused and outcome driven.
John has been a past Member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland Council before it split into regulatory and professional bodies where he then held the position of Vice Chair of the Pharmacy Forum NI for 2 years before stepping down to pursue his respiratory portfolio.