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Pharmacists

The pharmacy team are here to support our patients, the GPs and the rest of the practice team.  They consist of qualified pharmacist prescribers and pharmacy technicians.  Their role is to support the GPs with patient's annual medication reviews; ensure safe prescribing through appropriate monitoring; quality initiatives and audit; answering patient's and health-professionals medication related queries and updating our patient's medication following attendance at hospital.

  

Lindsey Argo

Masters Degree in Pharmacy from University of Nottingham (2003), Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy - Derby University 2006, Independent Prescribing Qualification - University of Leeds (2008), Advanced Physical Assessment and Consultation Skills - Sheffield Hallam University (2017), National GP Pharmacist Training Pathway - CPPE (completed 2018)

I undertook my undergraduate degree in Nottingham and completed my training at Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation Trust. Since then I have worked in hospital pharmacy in both Derby and Chesterfield and have worked in a variety of hospital specialties including gastroenterology, palliative care, anticoagulation and OPAT (IV antibiotics at home).

I moved to work at Royal Primary in 2016 as a practice based pharmacist as part of the first wave of a National Pilot to increase the number of clinical pharmacist working in GP surgeries. I very much enjoy my patient facing role and am committed to ensuring safe medication use and best patient care. The majority of my work includes medication reviews and medication related problems, queries and monitoring.

   

Dr Brigitte Waring

Pharmacy degree (BSc Hons First Class) at Liverpool Polytechnic 1991, Clinical Pharmacy Diploma at Cardiff University 1994, PhD "Rational Prescribing in Primary Care", Cardiff University 1999, Independent Prescribing qualification, Leeds University 2008

Having originally trained and gained a solid grounding in hospital pharmacy, I then went on to be one of the first pharmacists in UK to work with GPs in 1994. I continued to work with GPs in different parts of the country and after a couple of years in Australia, I returned to my home town of Chesterfield to continue to work with patients in GP surgeries. My main focus is ensuring patients get the most appropriate medication for them as individuals, to support their treatment and overall health. My daily work at the practice includes; medication review appointments, medication related telephone queries, prescription related queries and adjustment of medication as per hospital advice.

More recently, I have become involved in assessing quality of care for our patients and now have a remit as overall Quality Lead for Royal Primary Care.

  

Elizabeth Bradwell

I undertook my training at Sheffield Royal Hospital and my first job as a qualified pharmacy technician was at Guys Hospital London where I gained valuable experience working in a busy teaching hospital pharmacy.
I have also worked at Queen Elizabeth II hospital in Welwyn Garden City as well as Chesterfield Royal Hospital.
In 2003 I moved to work at Derbyshire PCT as a medication review technician and in 2005 took up the position as dispensary manager at Evelyn Medical Centre in Hope.
After 5 years I went on to position of dispensary manager at Bakewell Medical Centre where I stayed until June 2018.
I took up my present position as pharmacy technician with Royal Primary Care in September 2018.
This was a new role for RPC to trial additional help to pharmacists and be able to make best use of the different skills available within the pharmacy team
I enjoy working as part of the team helping patients get the best outcome from taking their medicines

Qualifications: 

Apothecaries of London and City and Guilds of London Institiute Dispensing Technician Certificate 1978 Chesterfield College of Technology

BTEC Pharmaceutical Science 1985 Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology

BTEC Professional Development Certificate (Clinical Pharmacy Technicians) 2003 University of Derby

  


  

Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide support for families with children under five years old and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.

   

Community Matron

Katherine Harrison

The Role Of A Community Matron

To provide clinical case management for patients with long term conditions who are at risk of deteriorating health that may result in declining quality of life and to help these patients avoid hospital admissions when possible.

 

Also available within the practice- District Nurses, Midwives, Mental Health Workers and Counsellors, Citizens Advice Bureau and Welfare Rights.

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