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Project Lead for national antimicrobial stewardship programme since 2008. Has led development of education resources on antimicrobial stewardship, prescribing quality indicators, development of national consensus on antimicrobial policies and development of a national antimicrobial app. Founder member of the Association of Scottish Antimicrobial Pharmacists, Chair of the UKCPA Pharmacy Infection Network 2015-18 and currently Chair of the RPS Antimicrobial Expert Advisory Group. In 2019-20 Lead UK Partner for Fleming Fund Commonwealth Partnerships for Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) global volunteering grant. This work is supporting two hospitals in Ghana to establish multi-professional antimicrobial stewardship programmes.
Mark is a council member of British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and co-leads its UK OPAT Initiative. He is a senior honorary lecturer at Imperial College London, together with being a spokesman on antimicrobials and fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
Mark has particular interests in antimicrobial stewardship around improving systems and processes that affect local, national and international AMR. His clinical interests include OPAT, tuberculosis and critical care.
Postgraduate education includes an MSc and non-medical independent prescribing status and he was recently awarded the NHS Leadership Academy Nye Bevan Award in executive healthcare leadership. He is past chair of the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association – Pharmacy Infection Network (UKCPA PIN) and was awarded RPS Faculty Fellowship (Infection) in 2013.
He has delivered many lectures and workshops on AMS both at national and international level and has published around his areas of interest.
Since qualifying Alison has gained a variety of experience as a hospital pharmacist working in clinical, managerial and academic roles based in Leicester and Lothian. Most recently she established a Diabetes Cardiovascular Risk Service in Lothian which she runs in conjunction with the Lead Antimicrobial Pharmacist post. Specialising in antimicrobial management since 1999 she has also been involved in provision of education for under and post-graduates in her role as an Honorary Lecturer at Strathclyde University which has also enabled her to pursue her research interests to further develop the provision of diabetes and antimicrobial pharmaceutical care in Lothian. Currently chair of the Scottish Antimicrobial Pharmacists Group (ASAP) and part of the first cohort of the Commonwealth Partnerships for Antimicrobial Stewardship (CwPAMS) Global Health Fellowship programme.
Mr Daniel Kwame Afriyie is a Pharmacist, Pharmacologist, and the current Director of Pharmaceutical Services at the Ghana Police Hospital. He is the lead coordinator of the Ghana Police Hospital’s Antimicrobial Stewardships Team in partnership with Health Improvement Scotland. He is a Fellow of the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists and Ghana College of Pharmacists. He has over 22 scientific publications in the field of pharmacy practice and pharmacology. His research interest is in rational drug use, antimicrobial stewardship, development plant medicine for prostate disease management.
Israel Abebrese Sefah is Specialist Pharmacist with keen interest in infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship and cardiovascular disorders. He is the head of the Pharmacy Department of Keta Municipal Hospital and also lectures at the Department of Pharmacy Practice in the School of Pharmacy of the University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho in the Volta Region of Ghana.
He holds a fellowship in clinical pharmacy which he obtained from the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacist, Ghana branch in 2017 and Master of Public Health which he obtained in 2018 at the Ensign College located at Kpong in the Eastern Region of Ghana. He has vast academic qualifications such as Graduate Diploma in Purchasing and Supply (UK in 2016), Foundational Diploma in Purchasing and Supply (UK in 2015) and Certificates in Project Management in Global Health (April, 2019), Epidemiology (April, 2019) and Leadership and Management in Health (November, 2018) all from the University of Washington, USA.
Mr. Sefah is an experienced Specialist Pharmacist with over ten years of clinical experience working both as a hospital pharmacist, at Ho Teaching Hospital and then at Keta Municipal Hospital as the Head of the Pharmacy Department, and as A community pharmacist. While at Keta Municipal Hospital, he chaired the Hospital Quality Improvement Team that conducted several quality improvement projects including reducing maternal mortality through improvement in the management of shock (2019), reducing anemia in pregnancy by 36 weeks of gestation (2018) and reducing surgical site wound infection (2017). Prior to his appointment he was the managing director of a retail and wholesale community pharmacy located in the Keta Municipality.
Mr. Sefah’s research interest spans from the area of outcome research in Pharmaceutical Care of infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship programmes and non-communicable diseases in lower and middle income countries. These types of researches seek to study the structures and processes of pharmaceutical care to provide evidence about which interventions that work best and for which types of patients and under what circumstances in LMIC which is grappling with the double burden of diseases.
William Malcolm is Pharmaceutical Advisor in National ARHAI Scotland part of NHS National Services Scotland. William holds a Pharmacy degree from the University of Strathclyde, MSc in Clinical Pharmacy from Robert Gordon University and Master of Public Health from the University of Glasgow.
After registration as a pharmacist in 1992, William has worked in a variety of roles as a hospital clinical pharmacist, primary care prescribing lead and specialist in pharmaceutical public health before moving in 2008 to Health Protection Scotland and then to National ARHAI Scotland .
Currently William is the lead for the Scottish One Health Antimicrobial Use and Antimicrobial Resistance (SONAAR) programme which takes a ‘One Health’ approach to optimise antibiotic use and preserve the effectiveness of antimicrobials to minimise the threat from antimicrobial resistance across the interconnected areas of human health and animal health together with the environment. William provides clinical leadership on the pharmaceutical aspects of vaccine preventable disease and planning/implementation of the Scottish Immunisation Programme within Public Health Scotland.
Away from work William lives with his family in Troon on the Ayrshire Riviera (aka the west coast!). He is an avid collector of 1950’s rock ‘n’ roll records (yes still vinyl) and a keen football supporter.
As a pharmacist with over 20 years’ experience, Frances has worked in both community and hospital pharmacy in a variety of roles.
In her most recent role as antimicrobial pharmacist for 2 acute hospitals in NHS Lanarkshire for over 10 years , she is an RPS faculty Advanced stage II member and has recently completed the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer’s (CPhO) Global Health Fellowship.
She has a keen interest in Quality Improvement and is a Scottish Quality and Safety fellow. She is currently on secondment to NHS Education Scotland as a Senior Educator in the Quality Improvement team.
She has contributed to several national Scottish antimicrobial Prescriber Group (SAPG) projects such as nurse stewardship , Hospital Antibiotic Review Programme (HARP) and penicillin allergy.
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