I am a pharmacist and non-medical prescriber. I qualified in 1981 and for the last 18 years I’ve worked in primary care. I have past experience of community pharmacy and through interface working a good understanding of hospital pharmacy.
My current role covers a wide brief but essentially all medicines elements of the QIPP (Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention) agenda. I support commissioning colleagues where medicines are involved in commissioned services and I support medicines optimisation activity across the primary secondary care and health social care interfaces.
Ensuring patients obtain optimal benefits from their medicines underpins all elements of my work.