Michael Duckworth

Michael has built a good understanding of the challenges faced by those working in a variety of environments, but more importantly, has an ability to provide solutions to those challenges and support to achieve better outcomes.

Michael is an independent consultant and currently works in practices running clinics and medicines optimisation services. He also continues to work with a number of CCG’s and provider organisations on a range of initiatives and projects, always maintaining a patient centred and outcome focused approach.

Michael has worked with Soar Beyond on a number of projects bringing a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience to the team and has a passion for building successful partnerships between the NHS and pharmaceutical industry.

Michael was at the heart of the successful launch of the National Medicines Management Collaborative, working as one of the ‘first wave’ facilitators. This helped to establish ‘medicines management’ and the support that pharmacists and other health care professionals could provide. It has subsequently developed into ‘medicines optimisation’ becoming an integral part of health care provision.

Michael later went on to work in a number of senior management roles within the NHS, including Deputy Head of Medicines Management in Huddersfield and Head of Medicines Management in Manchester. Both involved leading teams of pharmacists and technicians, supporting practices in achieving improved quality, cost effective prescribing and better outcomes for patients.