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Cardiovascular Group

The UKCPA Cardiovascular Committee is a large committee which includes the sub-committee of Heart Failure.

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Dr Rani Khatib

Co-Chair – Cardiovascular

Consultant Pharmacist Cardiology,

Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Paul Wright, MFRPSII

Co-Chair – Cardiovascular

Lead Cardiac pharmacist,

University College London Hospital

Alison Warren

Co-Chair – Heart Failure

Consultant Pharmacist Cardiology,

Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals and Brighton and Hove CCG, FFRPS

Paul Forsyth

Co-Chair – Heart Failure

Lead pharmacist Clinical Cardiology,

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Rebecca Chanda

Chair – Haemostasis Anticoagulation & Thrombosis

Highly specialist pharmacist Anticoagulation Safety,

Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust


Sotiris Antoniou

Consultant Pharmacist Cardiovascular Medicine,

Barts Health NHS Trust, FFRPS

Elizabeth (Bibi) Greenwood

Cardiac Research pharmacists,

Southampton General Hospital

Nazish Khan

Principal Pharmacist Cardiac Services,

Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust, FFRPS

Steve McGlynn

Specialist Principal Pharmacist Cardiology,

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Duncan McRobbie

Associate Chief Pharmacist Clinical Services,

Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Dipal Patel

Clinical Pharmacist,

The Jenner Practice, London

Heart Failure

Janine Beezer

Specialist Clinical Pharmacist Heart Failure,

City Hospitals Sunderland

Jo Bateman

Lead Cardiology Pharmacist,

Countess of Chester Hospital

Clare Thomson

Senior Cardiovascular Pharmacist,

Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Haemostasis Anticoagulation & Thrombosis

Rosalind Byrne

Senior Anticoagulation and Clinical Thrombosis Pharmacist,

King’s College Hospital

Vicki Collings

Consultant Pharmacist – Haemostasis & Thrombosis,

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Mary Collins

Anticoagulation Optimisation Pharmacist,

John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Lynne Garforth

Clinical Pharmacist Prescriber,


Stephane Jaglin

Clinical Pharmacist and Thrombosis Lead,

Care UK, South West England

Robin Offord

Director of Clinical Pharmacy,

University College London Hospitals

Sheena Patel

Lead Pharmacist – Anticoagulation and Medication Safety/Clinical Governance,

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Katherine Stirling

Consultant Pharmacist Anticoagulation & Thrombosis,

Leeds Teaching Hospitals

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The UKCPA Cardiology Group is one of the largest within UKCPA.



The UKCPA Cardiovascular Committee have been leaders in clinical pharmacy for many years and have been involved in several profession-wide initiatives, influencing practice all over the UK and internationally.

Activity highlights

The Committee develops and delivers regular UKCPA learning events in cardiovascular subjects. Alongside other RPS Affiliated Partners, the Committee were instrumental in pioneering the development of professional development frameworks and tools which have since been adapted to become the basis of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Foundation and Faculty programmes.

The Cardiovascular Committee were also one of the first to develop professional curricula which defines the knowledge, skills, behaviours and experiences that constitute advanced and expert practice, and contributed, along with other RPS Affiliated Partners, in developing the professional recognition process which has informed the basis of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Faculty

In 2013, the Committee launched a report calling for action from healthcare leaders across the UK to support the development of a clear patient pathway to improve the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation (AF). The report set out an ideal patient pathway, which supports increased diagnosis of patients with AF, appropriate prescription of anticoagulation therapies for patients at risk of stroke, and effective management of these patients through follow up.

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We are currently looking for:

  • Speakers and tutors for cardiovascular 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 Cardiovascular Committee or would like to get involved in their activities, please contact Co-Chairs Rani Khatib or Paul Wright If you would like to know more about the Heart Failure sub-committee, please contact Co-Chairs Alison Warren or Paul Forsyth

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