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Education & Development Group

The UKCPA Education & Development Group has a dual role to play within UKCPA. Firstly, the group supports the association in its role as an RPS accredited Foundation and Faculty Training Provider, ensuring the quality of speakers and learning events remains high. Secondly, the group supports and promotes education and development skills within all pharmacy practitioners.

Karen Gunnell


Teaching Fellow in Pharmacy Practice,

Keele University

Abbas Alidina

Education and Training Lead Pharmacist,

Croydon Health Services

Kiran Channa

Clinical team lead pharmacist: Medicine,

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr Maria Christou

Director East of England Preregistration Trainee Pharmacist programme,


Lewis Fisher

(Website lead)
Lead Pharmacist for Education and Training,

University Hospitals North Midlands

Jill McDonald

Deputy Chief Pharmacist,

Milton Keynes University Hospital

Dr Lizzie Mills

(Feedback review lead)
Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Education,

UCL School of Pharmacy, FFRPS

Ann Page

Workforce Development Lead Clinician for Medicines Management and Pharmacy Services,

Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Vicky Simcock

Education and Training Pharmacist,

University Hospitals of North Midlands

RPS Accredited Training Provider

The UKCPA Education & Development Group supports education and development skills within all pharmacy practitioners



Activity highlights

The UKCPA Education & Development Group has been supporting UKCPA in its key aim of training and developing clinical pharmacists, through overseeing the quality of learning events, for many years.

The group additionally delivers several learning events themselves on a variety of educational topics such as mentoring, coaching, support for pre-registration tutors, and Foundation and Faculty Programme support.

Get involved

We are currently looking for:

  • Speakers and tutors for learning events, including conference workshops, masterclasses and webinars, in the area of developing oneself and other


If you would like to know more about the Education & Development Group, or would like to get involved in their activities, please contact the Chair, Karen Gunnell, on

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