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Gastroenterology & Hepatology Group

The UKCPA Gastroenterology & Hepatology Group is highly active in contributing expertise to the pharmacy community and the wider national healthcare services through education and training, contributions to national consultations and standards, and engagement with gastroenterology and liver charities and associations.

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Anja St. Clair Jones

Group Chair

Consultant pharmacist Gastroenterology,

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, FFRPS

Aisling Considine

Consultant Pharmacist, Hepatology,

King’s College Hospital

Sarah Cripps

Consultant pharmacist Gastroenterology,

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, FFRPS

Karen Lee

Lead Pharmacist for Specialist Medicine,

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sarah Knighton

Clinical Lecturer & Educational Supervisor, Division of Pharmacy & Optometry,

University of Manchester

Uchu Meade

Pharmacy Manager,

St Mark’s Hospital

Mikin Patel

Lead Pharmacist Gastroenterology,

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Sital Shah

Senior Clinical Pharmacist, Liver Services,

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Siuman Tin

Senior Pharmacist Gastroenterology,

Royal Liverpool University Hospital

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The UKCPA Gastroenterology & Hepatology Group is highly active in contributing expertise to the pharmacy community



The group were also one of the first to develop professional curricula in their area of practice, now hosted by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

Activity highlights

The group regularly advises NICE on their guidelines and technology appraisals, most recently on medicines for Hepatitis C, Crohn’s disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Members of the group are involved in the Hepatology Operational Delivery Networks which has created opportunities for pharmacists to develop their role and is reflected in new local pharmacy networks being developed.

The group has strong links with the Crohn’s & Colitis UK charity.

Members of the group have been heavily involved in the UK IBD audit which measures the efficacy, safety and appropriate use of biological therapies in patients with IBD in the UK, as well as capturing patients’ views on their quality of life at intervals during their treatment.

Key documents

National clinical audit of biological therapies: UK inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) audit

Royal College of Physicians. September 2016.

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 Gastroenterology & Hepatology Group, or would like to get involved in their activities, please contact the Chair, Anja St.Clair Jones, on

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