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Pharmacy Infection Network Group

The UKCPA Pharmacy Infection Network is one of the most active education groups within UKCPA. They are passionate about the expertise that clinical pharmacists can contribute to the healthcare team in managing infection and antimicrobial stewardship.

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Dr Jacqueline Sneddon

Chair

Project Lead,

Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group, FFRPS

Dr Diane Ashiru-Oredope

(Digital communications lead)
Pharmacist Lead for Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship and HCAI,

Public Health England, FFRPS

Faye Chappell

(Consultations lead for paediatrics)
Specialist Paediatric Pharmacist Infectious Diseases,

Evelina London Children’s Hospital

Jamie Cheong

(Education & fundraising lead)
Specialist Antimicrobial Pharmacist,

Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

Emma Cramp

(Education & fundraising lead, former Secretary)
Antimicrobial pharmacist and NHSI AMR Project Lead,

University Hospitals Leicester, MFRPSI

Mark Gilchrist

(International collaboration lead)
Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases,

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, FFRPS

Dr Diane Harris

(Primary care lead)
Lead Antimicrobial Pharmacist,

Southern Derbyshire CCG

Philip Howard

(Digital communications lead)
Consultant Antimicrobial Pharmacist and NHSI AMR Project Lead,

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Adel Sheikh

(Education & fundraising lead)
Antimicrobial/respiratory lead pharmacist,

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Danielle Stacey

(Secretary)
Clinical fellow

NHSE

Jonathan Urch

(Publications lead)
Antibiotic pharmacist,

North Bristol NHS Trust

Tejal Vaghela

(Education & fundraising lead)
Team leader pharmacist Antimicrobials,

Watford General Hospital

Dr Laura Whitney

(R&D lead)
Consultant Antimicrobial Pharmacist,

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr Hayley Wickens

(Standards lead)
Consultant Pharmacist Microbiology,

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, FFRPS

Chris Winnard

(Consultations lead for adults)
Principal Pharmacist,

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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The UKCPA Pharmacy Infection Network: Leading, inspiring and influencing all over the world.

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They have raised the profile of pharmacy both within the UK and internationally, and regularly work with domestic and international organisations to continue their mission. They consistently deliver sell-out learning events, contribute to national consultations and policy development, and respond to media enquiries around infection management.

Activity highlights

The UKCPA Pharmacy Infection Network is active within UKCPA as leaders of pharmacy in the UK, and is rapidly growing its influence internationally.

The group has developed a professional curriculum in the area of antimicrobials which has been endorsed by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Public Health England, the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group and the British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.

The group regularly host sessions at the prestigious Federation of Infection Societies conference. Members of the Pharmacy Infection Network committee are also regularly invited to speak at international conferences and contribute to global initiatives.

The UKCPA Pharmacy Infection Network supports the UK Antibiotic Guardian initiative, the European Antibiotic Awareness Day and the World Antibiotic Awareness Week, and have been successful in promoting these initiatives and garnering support.

Committee member Philip Howard has been elected as the President of the British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, the first pharmacist president in its 45-year history.

Get involved

We are currently looking for:

  • Speakers and tutors for learning events, including conference workshops, masterclasses and webinars
  • Practitioners who can comment on national consultations
  • Practitioners who have a flair for writing to produce articles for the UKCPA newsletter and website

 

If you would like to know more about the UKCPA Pharmacy Infection Network, or would like to get involved in their activities, please contact the Chair, Jacqueline Sneddon, on jacqueline.sneddon@nhs.net

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