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Alison McKinney

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Job role

Lead Pharmacist for Education and Training and Specialist Pharmacist for Women’s and Children’s Services

Area of responsibility

Education and Training for the Pharmacy Department and training in aspects of medicine management for other groups of staff.  Providing specialist pharmacy services to the Paediatric Unit.

Point of contact at the hospital

Telephone: 01535 293502

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Professional background

I studied for my Pharmacy Degree at Sunderland Polytechnic and then undertook my pre-registration training at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.  After working as a rotational pharmacist for two years at York District Hospital, I started working at Airedale.

Over the years, I have undertaken a variety of roles within the pharmacy department, with my current role allowing specialisation in paediatrics.

After completing a Master of Education degree, I became more involved with teaching. As well as pharmacy staff, this includes training for nurses, medical students and medical staff. I also have an additional role as an Assistant Professor in Pharmacy Practice at the University of Bradford.

Having spent over 30 years working at Airedale, I feel privileged to be working with such wonderful, caring teams of staff, who are passionate about providing excellent patient care.