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Cardiovascular Group

The UKCPA Cardiovascular Committee is a large committee which includes the sub-committees of Haemostasis & Thrombosis, and 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

Joanne Bateman

Co-Chair – Heart Failure sub-committee

Lead Cardiology Pharmacist

Countess of Chester Hospital

Rocco Hadland

Co-Chair – Heart Failure sub-committee

Heart failure specialist pharmacist

Healthier South Wirral primary care network

Rebecca Chanda

Chair – Haemostasis Anticoagulation & Thrombosis

Highly specialist pharmacist Anticoagulation Safety,

Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust


Ruth Price


Advanced Clinical Pharmacist Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery,

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Kara Morgan

Education Lead

Lecturer and Educational Supervisor,

University of Manchester

Anna Man

Education Support

Lead Pharmacist for Clinical and Cardiothoracic services,

Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital

Tom Cooper

Membership Lead – publications

Lead Pharmacist, Cardiology,

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Shalina Dhalla

Membership Lead – online

Lead Pharmacist – Cardiology and Pulmonary Hypertension Services,

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Farrah Al-Ghita

Membership Lead – social media

Lead Pharmacist- Cardiology,

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dimitris Karagkounis

Standards & Consultations

Lead Pharmacist- Acute Medicine,

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Heart Failure

Janine Beezer


Specialist Clinical Pharmacist Heart Failure,

City Hospitals Sunderland

Clare Thomson

Education Lead

Senior Cardiovascular Pharmacist,

Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Angharad Thomas

Education Support

Cardiology Advanced Pharmacist

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Lynne Davidson

Education Support

Highly Specialist Pharmacist in Cardiology

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Paul Forsyth

Membership Lead

Lead Pharmacist Clinical Cardiology & Heart Failure Specialist

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Kerys Thomas

Standards & Consultation Lead

Specialist heart failure pharmacist

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Reference group

Faye Windsor

Engy Helaly

Gemma Thomas

Haemostasis Anticoagulation & Thrombosis

Rosalind Byrne

Deputy Chair | Membership Lead – online

Senior Anticoagulation and Clinical Thrombosis Pharmacist,

King’s College Hospital

Katherine Stirling

Deputy Chair | Education Lead

Consultant Pharmacist Anticoagulation & Thrombosis,

Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Alice Burridge


Lead Pharmacist: Clinical Services

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Wendy Sunter

Education Lead

Anticoagulant and Thrombosis Pharmacist

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Kieron Power

Membership Lead – online

Clinical Lead Pharmacist – Thrombosis and Anticoagulation

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Lynne Garforth

Primary Care Lead | Standards & Consultations Lead

Clinical Pharmacist Prescriber,


Stephane Jaglin

Membership Lead – social media

Clinical Pharmacist and Thrombosis Lead,

Care UK, South West England

Sheena Patel

Membership Lead – publications | Standards & Consultations Lead

Lead Pharmacist – Anticoagulation and Medication Safety/Clinical Governance,

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

RPS Accredited Training Provider

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.

Get involved

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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