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 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.Read Bio
Samantha is a Practice Pharmacist for a large surgery in Surrey. She has over 30 years’ experience in community pharmacy, care homes, Primary Care medicines management and practice pharmacy.Read Bio
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.Read Bio
With over 30 years’ experience, spanning across community pharmacy, primary and secondary care Medicines Management, Michael is a practice pharmacist in the north west.Read Bio
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.Read Bio
Kevin Fernando is a GP Partner at North Berwick Health Centre. He is also a committee member of the Primary Care Diabetes Society.Read Bio
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.Read Bio
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 committeeRead Bio
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.Read Bio
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.Read Bio
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.Read Bio
Mark has been practising as a GP in London since 1977, with a special interest in respiratory diseases.Read Bio
Michelle is a Diabetes Specialist Pharmacist at a primary care network, who previously worked for the CCG and delivered primary care diabetes cardiovascular risk clinics.Read Bio
Anna Murphy is a consultant respiratory pharmacist at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and honarary visiting professor at DeMontfort University.Read Bio
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.
Philip Newland-Jones is a Consultant Pharmacist in Diabetes and Endocrinology and is the Clinical Director of the Diabetes and Endocrine service at University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. He is a member of the UKCPA Diabetes and Endocrinology Committee, the Joint British Diabetes Societies (JBDS-IP) Committee, and the Centre of Perioperative Care (CPOC) diabetes working group. At Southampton he is the clinical lead for type 1 diabetes and as an interest in severe insulin resistance.Read Bio
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.Read Bio
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 ManagementRead Bio
Nipa Patel is a Senior PCN pharmacist for SASSE2 in Surrey Heartlands with vast experience across community pharmacy, medicines management, practice pharmacy and even urgent care pharmacy roles.Read Bio
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.Read Bio
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.Read Bio
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.Read Bio
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.Read Bio
Consultant Chemical Pathologist at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage and Honorary Consultant at Cambridge Universities NHS Trust.Read Bio
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.Read Bio
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 conditionsRead Bio
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.Read Bio
Helen Williams FFRPS, FRPharmS – National Specialty Adviser for CVD Prevention, NHSE and I, Consultant Pharmacist for Cardiovascular Disease, South East London CCG, Clinical Lead for Cardiovascular Disease, Southwark and Lambeth CCGs, Clinical Lead for AF, North Central London, UCLPartners.
Helen has worked as a CVD specialist for the past 25 years in hospital, community and primary care settings. She has spearheaded a wide range of activities across South London and beyond to improve the care of patients with or at risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).Read Bio
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
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.Read Bio
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.
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.Read Bio
Rocco is currently working as a Lead PCN pharmacist for integrated clinical pharmacy team in South Wirral.
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.Read Bio
Consultant Pharmacist Cardiology, Brighton 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.Read Bio
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.Read Bio
Jaggy is a passionate remote practice based prescribing pharmacist at GP at Hand, the NHS arm of Babylon Health. Jaggy is also the anticoagulation service specialist pharmacist for Bristol Myers Squibb. With a career spanning 21 years across almost all sectors of pharmacy, Jaggy has a proven track record of joint working in designing and implementing remote and patient facing services and quality improvement initiatives.
With a specialist interest in cardiovascular medicine, Jaggy has extensive experience in anticoagulation, hypertension clinics and medication reviews. Jaggy is the clinical lead for Wessex Network of Evolving Practice Pharmacists (NEPP) forum, a regional hub to support practice pharmacists in long term condition management. In addition, he has considerable experience in setting up pharmacists led long term condition management clinics in practice.Read Bio
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.Read Bio
Barry Keenan works as a clinical pharmacist in the South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen.
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.Read Bio
Hannah Beba is a provisional Consultant Pharmacist working at NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group (embedded in the Leeds GP Confederation). Hannah is co-chair of the United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Associations Diabetes and Endocrine Committee and sits on the Diabetes UK Committee of Healthcare professionals. Hannah was a 2018 Diabetes UK Clinical Champion, a role which has allowed her to take an active part in designing and shaping regional and national agendas, aiding guideline development and delivering quality education both locally and nationally.Read Bio
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.Read Bio
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:
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.Read Bio
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.
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.Read Bio
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.Read Bio
Dr Stephanie Gallard qualified as a pharmacist in 1991, a doctor in 1996, a GP in 2003, and after several years as a salaried GP moved into medical management in 2008. Following several deputy medical director roles, she decided in 2018 to return to the primary care front line as a “proper” GP again and renew her acquaintance with patients!
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.Read Bio
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.Read Bio
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.Read Bio
John has been a Consultant Nephrologist since 1998 and currently works at Daisy Hill Hospital in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust.Read Bio
Dr. Toby Capstick is Consultant Pharmacist – Respiratory Pharmacist at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.Read Bio
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.Read Bio
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 CardiologyRead Bio
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.Read Bio
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).Read Bio
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.Read Bio
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.Read Bio
With over 20 years’ experience in dermatology and cosmetic medicine, Dr. McEntee is well-respected in the field of dermatology and is involved in teaching GP Registrars in Belfast and Antrim GPs on Dermatology and has been instrumental in developing local pathways.Read Bio
Maria is a Consultant Pharmacist in Renal and Transplantation at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. She leads innovative services for renal patients, including pharmacy-led transplant, obstetric/renal, pre-transplant medication work-up and adherence clinics. She works with complex patient groups, promoting medicines optimisation and patient self-management. This includes her work with young adults with chronic kidney disease or a transplant and the renal/HIV population.Read Bio
Jasvir has been qualified as a pharmacist since 1998, is a member of the RPSGB faculty and started his career in community pharmacy with some experience in hospital and sports pharmacy but the majority of his career spent in primary care. He had the privilege of working at the London 2012 Olympics and also the first European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. After qualifying firstly as a Supplementary prescriber and then as an Independent prescriber in 2007, Jasvir now supports his practices and spends more time in clinics covering diabetes, respiratory, pain and other long term condition reviews including minor illness and medication reviews.Read Bio
Ghazanfar is an Advanced Pharmacist Practitioner in Telford and for Dudley CCG, with a background in community and primary care. Having graduated from Aston University with honours, Ghazanfar further segmented his clinical skills by completing courses in Non-medical Prescribing and Advanced Clinical Practice.Read Bio
Patrick is a GP partner in Darlington with a special interest in diabetes and is on the committee of the Primary Care Diabetes Society (PCDS). Patrick was involved in the design of the largest integrated diabetes service in the UK serving the population of Darlington and County Durham, and is now the Diabetes Clinical Lead for Tees Valley CCG, County Durham & Darlington Foundation Trust.Read Bio
Dr Simon Clay has recently retired as Senior partner at Poplars surgery in North Birmingham & has also worked in Dermatology clinics since 1992.
He has previously worked as a Hospital Practitioner in Dermatology at the Birmingham Skin centre.
Simon also gives regular lectures in Dermatology to various professional groups, including qualified & training GP’s, & to Pharmacists.Read Bio
Majid is a GP principle and trainer in a large practice (24,000 patients) on the outskirts of Peterborough. He is interested in the use of technology within the health sector, and works as a specialist advisor for the CQC within their digital health inspections team.
Barbara is currently the Lead Nurse for Community Heart Failure Services in Ealing for Imperial College Healthcare.Read Bio
Dr Javaid is an adult rheumatologist specializing in common and rare metabolic bone diseases as well as Associate Professor in Metabolic Bone Disease at the University of OxfordRead Bio
Dr Saj Sarwar is a GP Partner in Aston, a busy inner city practice. He is a GP trainer and mentor, working actively in the i3 Ladywood PCN and in Out of Hours Palliative care.
Richard has been a partner at Whitstable Medical Practice, one of the largest in the UK, since 2004, and chairman since 2006.Read Bio
Alia Gilani is a clinical pharmacist who has recently taken up a post in Sheffield after an extensive career as health inequalities pharmacist in Glasgow specialising in diabetes and has won several awards for her ground-breaking service development. She also has chaired the NHS Glasgow Diabetes Ethnicity and Inequalities Group in the past.
Niall has been a qualified pharmacist for 16 years with just under 10 years working in primary care. He is currently the Lead General Practice Pharmacist for Mid Ulster. Niall initially specialised in hypertension before diverging to benzodiazepine reduction and osteoporosis. More recently Niall has evolved his role to include patients with Type 2 diabetes.Read Bio
Jane qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Nursing in 1990 (Leeds) and has over 20 years’ experience working as a practice nurse. She recently took up a new post specialising solely in diabetes within a general practice setting. She is an independent prescriber and has gained MSc modules in Insulin Management and New & Advanced Therapies from Leicester University.Read Bio
Perminder started her career as a community pharmacist and moved into commissioning for North Surrey PCT in 2005. Here she developed her interest in diabetes and has been the lead for diabetes for that last 12 years.Read Bio
Dominika is a senior pharmacist and a pharmacy team lead at Fernbank Surgery in Lytham, Lancashire. She has extensive experience across community pharmacy, medicines management and primary care, including care homes. Her clinical interests are focused on the management of respiratory diseases, chronic pain and dermatological conditions.Read Bio
Dianne is an independent prescriber working as a senior clinical pharmacist within a GP practice and a mentor to other pharmacists within the PCN. Dianne also works as a dermatology pharmacist within a community based specialist dermatology service.
Dr Emma Woodcock works as a part time GP in Horsham, West Sussex and as a Clinical Director and Education and Workforce Development Lead for Innovations in Primary Care, the GP Federation in Coastal West Sussex.Read Bio
Kathryn is a GP and Clinical Director for South East Oxford Health Alliance (SEOxHA) PCN. Previously a University of Leeds Medical School graduate she went on to complete her GP training in Oxford before becoming a GP partner.
Nathan Hutchinson-Jones is the Lead Pharmacist for Thrombosis and Anticoagulation at the Royal United Hospital (RUH), Bath where he has helped optimise anticoagulation services, including the setting up of a pharmacist led cancer associated thrombosis clinic. He has previously worked as a rotational clinical pharmacist in secondary care and as a GP medicines optimisation pharmacist for Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).Read Bio
Jill qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1982 and pursued a career in Operating Theatre nursing before becoming a Theatre Manager. She has had many roles; Matron of an Independent Hospital, General Manager roles in Theatres, Specialist Medicine, Women’s & Children’s, Surgery & Renal, Workforce Planning, Project Manager for Transformation roles, before her current role as Senior Clinical Products & Services Manager at East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub.Read Bio
Nigel was a Practice Based Commissioning Chairman, Vice-chairman of the Tees Health Authority and a CCG board member. He was involved nationally as a Clinical Advisor to NHS Improvement and a Northern region Clinical Champion in AF, promoting AF detection and early adoption of DOACs.
Nigel was later invited onto the writing team for the European Heart Rhythm Association Practical Guide to DOACs which has just received publication for the 2021 edition. He remains active within the national GPSI Cardiology movement, and educational programmes around AF and anticoagulation in general. Nigel recently retired from NHS clinical practice but resuscitated his registration to help as medical lead for the local Covid vaccination service.
Dr Matthew Fay is a General Practitioner who joined Westcliffe Medical Practice in 1999. This has developed into the Affinity Care, a 29-partner super practice based in Bradford providing care for over 64,000 population. Matthew is the Clinical Chair but still does regular GP sessions at The Willows in Queensbury.Read Bio
Ziad works part-time as a Soar Beyond Clinical Services Pharmacist whilst retaining his role as Lead Clinical Pharmacist for Didcot PCN in South Oxfordshire.Read Bio
Clare Murray works as a Lead General Practice Pharmacist in the East Belfast Federation of Family Practices. She has a particular interest in type 2 diabetes and anticoagulation. Clare is a strong advocate of the general practice pharmacist role and enhancement of the skills pharmacists working in this role can bring to the wider Primary Care Team.
Clare mentors new to role pharmacists, providing training to the MDT, in both primary and secondary care on anticoagulation and undertakes assessment of both the Foundation and Independent Prescribing courses for NICPLD and Queens University Belfast.Read Bio
Anna Hodgkinson is a Consultant Pharmacist for Diabetes and works across primary care, intermediate care and secondary care. She has experience of working within the Lambeth community diabetes clinic, the Lambeth diabetes and renal clinic as well as the diabetes complications clinic at Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.Read Bio
Clair Ranns is a Clinical Pharmacist, NHS Leeds CCG/Leeds GP Confederation, working in primary care and the Leeds Community Diabetes Service. She has a passion for diabetes and is a Diabetes UK Clinical Champion and member of the UKCPA Diabetes and Endocrinology group.Read Bio
Shivangee is an experienced GP clinical pharmacist having worked as a medicines optimisation care home pharmacists before becoming a PCN pharmacist and quickly progressing to lead PCN pharmacist in Birmingham SmartCare Federation. Shiv now brings this hands-on experience and relevance to Soar Beyond and the i2i team to ensure our i2i programmes resonate and solve both patient and clinician problems. Shiv has a passion for connecting and integrating care across sectors and has helped to write and deliver this programme.
Scott is currently Lead Pharmacist for Ards Federation of GP Practices in Northern Ireland. After graduating from Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) in 2007, Scott started his career in Community Pharmacy and started working in GP practices in 2015. Scott is an Independent Prescriber and focuses on treating patients with long term conditions, in particular those with multiple conditions.Read Bio
In Swansea and the extended trust across to Bridegend, Mark was part of the team that set up a multi-disciplinary pain assessment and treatment team including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, psychology, nursing and medical doctors. Mark has worked in this environment for the past 11 years. Mark has recently resigned from this service and is now working in primary care again. Mark is a section 12 approved doctor and his psychiatric training has been beneficial in managing chronic pain patients. Mark would like to see more chronic pain managed in primary care and hopes to be instrumental in helping practitioners in other practices to feel confident about managing these patients.Read Bio