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 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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