The UKCPA is managed on behalf of its members through the General Committee. Representatives of the Education Groups are invited to attend General Committee meetings.
The UKCPA General Committee is responsible for the strategic management and direction of UKCPA. It is held accountable for all that is done in the Association’s name. The General Committee is strategic, focusing mainly on the following years but also monitoring progress in the current year. General Committee members are elected from the membership following an agreed process determined by the Constitution. The UKCPA Chair, Vice-Chair and Treasurer are elected from the General Committee membership.
Dr Ruth Bednall
Day job: Principal Pharmacist (Clinical Services) – Royal Stoke University Hospital, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust Professional interests: Acute and Emergency Medicine, Delivery of pharmaceutical care services, Resourcing and deploying staff, Demonstrating value for money and patient impact Being part of UKCPA General Committee… “allows me to give something back to the organisation that has supported my professional development over the last 20 years. I hope to share the good pharmacy practice demonstrated in Staffordshire and improve this further through being part of this national professional development team.”
Day job: Workforce Development Lead Clinician – Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Professional interests: Education & training, Alcohol and opioid withdrawal, Emergency medicine Being part of UKCPA General Committee… “gives me the opportunity to contribute to an organisation that has, throughout my career, allowed me to access the education, networking and professional support I need to be an effective practitioner.”
Dr Mark Tomlin
Day job: Consultant Pharmacist in Critical Care – Southampton General Hospital Professional interests: Nutrition, Pharmacokinetics, Haemofiltration, Colloids
Day job: Clinical and Chemotherapy Services Pharmacist – The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust Professional interests: Paediatrics & Neonates, Neurosciences, Research Being part of UKCPA General Committee… “is an enormous sense of privilege. Through various positions and responsibilities I have gathered the opinions of healthcare professionals on possible improvements in the delivery of clinical pharmacy services in the UK. The UKCPA will provide me with the platform to action these ideas and suggestions by developing workable plans with clear targets.”
Day job: Clinical Pharmacist – Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust Professional interests: Critical care, cardiology, emergency medicine, quality improvement, teaching, innovation Being part of UKCPA General Committee… “means that I will be able to actively participate in shaping my profession.”
Day job: Project Pharmacist for anticoagulation and patient group directive, Medicines Use and Safety team, NHS Specialist Pharmacy Services Professional interests: Education and training, medicine and patient safety, leadership Being part of UKCPA General Committee… “will allow me to support the strategic direction of this great organisation and ensure it continues to be responsive to the needs of the pharmacy profession and develop high quality professionals.”
Day job: Lead Clinical Pharmacist – Darlington Memorial Hospital, County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust Professional interests: Acute medicine, venous thromboembolism, alcohol withdrawal, poisoning and overdose. Being part of UKCPA General Committee… “I want to be able to support other pharmacists to discover how UKCPA can help them to become the high quality professionals that patients and the NHS need.”
Day job: Clinical Pharmacist and Thrombosis Lead – South West England Professional interests: Thrombosis, Perioperative management of medicines, postoperative care, new technologies. Being part of UKCPA General Committee… “is a chance for me to have a mutual interaction with a well respected organisation.”
Day job: Advanced Specialist Pharmacist ePMA – University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust Professional interests: Electronic prescribing, leadership.
Day job: Director of Drug Safety, QuintilesIMS Professional interests: Pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilance, Risk management, Observational research methods Being part of UKCPA General Committee… “offers a new opportunity to influence the direction and continued growth of pharmacists engagement within medication risk management and safety surveillance.”
Day job: Assistant Head of Pharmacy – Clinical Services Lead, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust Professional interests: Leadership, Strategic development of clinical pharmacy services
Day job: Critical Care pharmacist, West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust Professional interests: Critical care, professional development, leadership Being part of UKCPA General Committee… “is a privilege. UKCPA is in a prime position to meet the needs of pharmacists in this period of exciting change for the profession.”
Day job: Medical Affairs Director – hameln pharmaceuticals ltd Professional interests: Pharmacovigilance, Palliative Care, Safer labelling of medicines Being part of UKCPA General Committee… “will allow me to look forward to contributing to the committee role and to being responsive to the needs of UKCPA, its members and clinical pharmacy throughout the UK.”
Our Executive Team
The UKCPA office is the operational arm of the Association. The General Manager and the General Secretary also sit on the Business Management Group, which acts on behalf of the General Committee on a more regular basis and also includes the Chair, Vice-Chair, Immediate Past Chair, Treasurer and a Trustee.
Day job: General Manager – UKCPA
Dr Sarah Carter
Day job: General Secretary – UKCPA
Our Trustees ensure that the Association follows robust governance processes, oversee the health of the Association and ensure that the principles outlined in its Constitution are adhered to.
Richard Cattell, Chair of Trustees
Day job: Director of Pharmacy and Association Director of Medicines Optimisation – Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Professor Ian Bates
Day job: Professor of Pharmacy Education – UCL School of Pharmacy
Dr Gillian Hawksworth MBE
Day job: Senior Lecturer – University of Huddersfield
Day job: Consultant Pharmacist in Antimicrobials – Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Day job: Associate Chief Pharmacist – Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust