Our Team

We are a friendly and responsive team and are always happy to help. Our clinical team is responsible for ensuring that the support and resources we offer are evidence based and clinically appropriate, while our operations team provides the infrastructure required to support our community and stakeholders. 
  

 

Carol Roberts

 
Liam Cahill, Chief Operations Officer
 
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 Katie Smith, Non-Exec Director  Kevan Wind, Non-Exec Director  Michelle Harrison  
Rachel Seeley
 
Tom Johnson
 Kirsty Shadbolt  kwalmsley  jo lowe1  Sue Smith  
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 Lindsay Wilson  Claire Dearden

 

 

 

Directors

Carol Roberts - Chief Executive

Carol Roberts

Carol established PrescQIPP 6 years ago and has led the development since its inception. Carol provides the final sign off on all evidence based documents and resources. In addition to her role at PrescQIPP, Carol is a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. Carol was previously the Pharmacy and Prescribing Lead for NHS East of England, following her role as Head of Medicines Management for numerous PCTs.

Liam Cahill - Chief Operating Officer

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Liam was one of the co-founders of PrescQIPP in 2010, and has been heavily involved throughout its evolution working as programme manager, head of operations and now Chief Operating Officer. Liam leads on the development of much of PrescQIPP’s non-clinical strategy, and heads up the operational team for the organisation. Before joining PrescQIPP, Liam worked within SHAs and PCTs to deliver a variety of public health, IT and environmental projects, after starting his career working on national IT implementation within the NHS.

Sajida Khatri - Director of Medicines Optimisation

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Sajida heads up the Clinical team and is responsible for the development and delivery of the primary care work plan, working closely with commissioners in the PrescQIPP community to ensure that it meets their needs. She has extensive clinical experience and joined PrescQIPP as the Primary Care Lead in April 2013, after working with the programme as a Senior Pharmacist leading on respiratory projects, and substantively as the Deputy Head of Medicines Management at Bedfordshire CCG. 

 

Katie Smith - Non-Executive Director and Quality Lead

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Katie is an experienced and well respected Medicines Information pharmacist, who has worked closely with PrescQIPP since its inception. Katie is responsible for providing full evidence reviews for PrescQIPP resources (including Priorities Advisory Committee), for the Primary Care Rebates, and occasionally writes bulletins for the programme including the nationally renowned Optimising Safe and Appropriate Medicines Use.

Kevan Wind - Non-Executive Director and Procurement Lead

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Kevan is an experienced and well respected Medicines Procurement Specialist Pharmacist, working for East and South East Specialist Pharmacy Services. Kevan was one of the original drivers in the establishment of PrescQIPP and is a long standing supporter. In addition to acting as a non-executive director, Kevan chairs the Pharmaceutical Industry Scheme Governance Review Board.

 

Operations team

Michelle Harrison - Finance and Operations Manager and Company Secretary

Michelle Harrison

Michelle is responsible for finance, branding, and manages the production of PrescQIPP resources including stakeholder consultation. She is also Company Secretary. Michelle's background is in the children and young people's voluntary sector, where she worked on health-related projects, mainly focusing on stakeholder engagement in policy and service development.

Rachel Seeley - Community Prescribing Data Lead

Rachel Seeley

Rachel leads on the development and delivery of a wide range of data tools that enable subscribers to benchmark their prescribing activity and identify opportunities for improvements and savings. She has considerable experience in supporting commissioners with a variety of data analysis within both Finance and Reporting and Medicines Management Teams. She has worked with PrescQIPP since 2012, joining full time in June 2013 following working with Suffolk PCT then subsequent CCGs. 

Tom Johnson - Online Projects Manager

Tom Johnson

Tom's has lead responsibility for the website. In addition to supporting users and team members with troubleshooting, he provides intelligence on analytics and SEO in order to continually improve the user experience. Tom joined PrescQIPP after training on an NHS management programme. 

Kirsty Shadbolt - Junior Project Manager

Kirsty Shadbolt

Kirsty coordinates a wide portfolio of projects including the Antimicrobial Stewardship Hub, the Virtual Professional Support Groups and a range of webkits and webinars, in addition to supporting the design and production of resources and troubleshooting from the PrescQIPP helpdesk.

Kate Walmsley - Partnerships Project Manager

Kate Walmsley

Kate responsibilities include communications, stakeholder engagement and e-learning. Before joining PrescQIPP in 2015 to assist with the incorporation of the Community Interest Company, Kate worked for many years in equality and diversity and corporate responsibility.

 

Clinical team

Joanne Lowe - Priorities Advisory Committee Lead and Pharmacist Project Manager

Joanne Lowe

Jo is responsible for leading the work of the East of England Priorities advisory committee (PAC), and supports the PrescQIPP secondary care work stream and other medicines optimisation projects within the team. She has over 20 years experience in managerial and clinical roles across a range of settings including acute secondary care, mental health and community hospitals.

James Kent - Secondary Care Lead

James Kent

James leads on the secondary care work plan, biosimilar implementation, and with NHS England East of England Specialised Commissioning. He also chairs PrescQIPP's Virtual Professional Support Group on biosimilars and is becoming increasingly well recognised for his knowledge in this area. James has particularly strong links with the East of England trusts, and has been a pioneer in looking at how constructive, sensible and transparent data sharing can take place between commissioner and provider.

Lindsay Wilson - Pharmacist Project Manager

Lindsay Wilson

Lindsay joined PrescQIPP in October 2014, to lead primarily on skincare and woundcare projects. She has a background in both primary and secondary care having previously held roles as a practice pharmacist with a CCG and a and a pharmacist at a Regional Medicines Information Centre. 

Claire Dearden - Pharmacy Technician Project Manager

Claire Dearden

Claire is responsible for developing PrescQIPP resources and the Virtual Pharmacy Technician Leads Group. Claire also works for East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group as their Medicines Optimisation Quality and Governance Lead. Her background as a Pharmacy Technician has led her to work with Community Pharmacies, a GP practice and Primary Care Orgainsations.

Sue Smith - Head of Education

Sue Smith

Sue leads on education and specifically on the development and delivery of the PrescQIPP e-learning programs.  Sue joined PrescQIPP in 2016 having been Head of Medicines Management for the Northamptonshire CCGs and previous PCT for 9 years.  She is also a NICE Medicines and Prescribing Associate and was an accredited therapeutics trainer for the former National Prescribing Centre.

 

 

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