Lead Pharmacist (Digital Care Hub)
Provide expert medicines management services and leadership for the patients of the 800 care homes that are clinically supported nationally through video enabled clinical service delivered by Immedicare.
Area of responsibility
Clinical supervision, leadership and education and training related to medicines management in care homes.
Point of contact at the hospital
I am the Lead Pharmacist at Airedale Digital Care Hub and have been in post since March 2022.
Previously, I worked at NHS East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group and was professional lead for the Specialist Medicines Optimisation in Care Homes Team and Medicines Optimisation Pharmacist Lead Pharmacist.
Prior to that I was a senior lecturer practitioner developing multi-professional Non-Medical Prescribing courses.
I have worked in general practice since 1998, advising GPs and practice staff on safe management of medicines and implementation of national guidance.
I have progressed my career acting as National Non-Medical Prescribing Advisor, membership of NICE Guideline development groups and chairing NICE Group Managing Medicines for Adults Receiving Social Care in the Community.
I have a passion for supporting services and clinicians to provide safe and effective medicines management for older people living with frailty. I have a desire to continue to shape services that meet the needs of the most vulnerable of our aging population with safe person-centred holistic care.
Immedicare Telemedicine Hub has a compassionate expert clinical workforce who are equally dedicated to the services for care home residents. I am delighted to be working at Airedale with this innovative and caring team.