Pharmacy Team

Mel Bryan (Pharmacy Technician)

Works 5 days a week at RPC West

I began my Pharmacy career in 2008 working for Lloyds Pharmacy. There I completed my training to become a Pharmacy Technician and later completed my Accuracy Checking qualification. My main role was supplying medication to patients on multi dose systems and in Nursing Homes.

In 2018 I went to work at The Michael Carlisle Centre in Sheffield, a Mental Health Trust, to gain more varied experience in both a hospital and Mental health Pharmacy setting. While at the trust I became a volunteer for an inpatient reading group.

I joined Royal Primary Care in August 2019. I support the RPC team with medication queries and medication reviews. I enjoy working in Primary care as a Technician as it is a very patient focused role.

Outside of work I enjoy walking in the Peak District.

Rebecca Cox (Pharmacist)

Works 3 days a week at RPC East

I graduated from the University of Nottingham pharmacy school in 2006 and completed my registration as a pharmacist at Chesterfield Royal hospital trust in 2007. I have experience working in community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, and have practiced in New Zealand. I made the transition into primary care in 2019 and joined RPC in 2021. I became an independent prescriber in 2022. 

Hannah Goodchild (Pharmacy Technician)

Works 5 days a week at RPC South

I trained at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and qualified in 2003, with further study in 2012 at the University of Huddersfield. I spent the first 9 years of my career in hospital pharmacy before moving into a multidisciplinary team in intermediate care. I then managed a community pharmacy branch before taking up this role in primary care.

I am based at RPC Clay Cross and work Monday to Friday as part of the clinical team carrying out medication reviews, dealing with medicines queries and providing prescribing advice

Mehnaaz Khan (Pharmacist)

Works 4 days a week at RPC East

Leanne Spirova (Pharmacy Technician)

Works 5 days a week at RPC East

I undertook my training at Chesterfield Royal Hospital and my first job as a qualified pharmacy technician was at Northern General Hospital Sheffield where I worked for 2 years as a rotational technician.
I then moved back to the Royal Hospital where i worked as a ward technician until I took up my present position as pharmacy technician with Royal Primary Care April 2019.
This was my first time working in a GP setting. This was a relatively new role for RPC as only 1 other technician worked here then. I like being 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.

Jon Vinson (Pharmacist)

Works 4 days a week at RPC West

Sandy Wilmarsh (Pharmacist)

Works 3 days a week at RPC South

I graduated Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of Bath in 1986 and qualified in 1987. I then practised in community pharmacy, mostly as management for 32 years.  I gradually made the transition to GP surgery work by doing pharmacy prescribing support sessions under a CCG initiative.

After qualifying as an independent prescriber in 2019 I left community pharmacy altogether and joined the RPC team at Clay Cross and Grassmoor where I am now prescribing lead.

My main role is to carry out medication reviews, and deal with medication queries, and my area of special interest is in the management of chronic pain, for which I run a dedicated clinic.