Who's Who and How to Find Us

Crawley Office

Health Education England
London and South East Pharmacy Team
Crawley Hospital, 3rd Floor, Red Wing
West Green Drive
Crawley, RH11 7DH
Tel: 01293 227141 
Email: lasepharmacy@hee.nhs.uk  

London Office

Health Education England
London and South East Pharmacy Team
Stewart House, 4th Floor
32 Russell Square
London, WC1B 5DN
Tel: 020 7125 7312 
Email: lasepharmacy@hee.nhs.uk

Professional Team

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Gail Fleming - Head of Pharmacy

Email: Gail.fleming@hee.nhs.uk

Gail is responsible for professional advice and support relating to pharmacy workforce planning, development and transformation across London and the South East. She is also the national lead for the development and implementation of the National Pre-registration Pharmacist Recruitment Scheme for England and Wales. Gail currently chairs the HEE Pharmacy Leads network and represents HEE (London and South East) on the national Workforce 2020 Delivery Group. She is the HEE Local Office Pharmacy Lead for North Central and East London.

Gail has other roles as an accreditation team member for MPharm programmes with the GPhC and as external examiner on the 5 year Integrated MPharm degree at the University of Nottingham.
Tel: 07717 320363  

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Liz Fidler - Associate Head of Pharmacy

Email: Liz.fidler@hee.nhs.uk

Liz is the Associate Head of Pharmacy  and local office lead for Kent, Surrey and Sussex.  

Liz is also the Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician Training Programme Director and is responsible for leading the strategy for education and training of Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacy Assistants to support the HEE mandate and local workforce transformation.
Liz works 4 days a week.Tel: 07795 616861

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Nichola Baker - Pre-registration Programme Facilitator

Email: Nichola.baker@hee.nhs.uk


Nichola works within the pre-registration pharmacist team to contribute to the design and delivery of the regional pre-registration pharmacist training programme. Nichola leads on Educational Supervisor Training, working with the Pharmacy Training Company to deliver a flexible, online training package for pharmacy educational supervisors. Nichola also leads on ensuring a full data set is established for hospital pre-registration pharmacists with respect to registration assessment attainment and first point destination upon registration. Nichola leads on organising support for  hospital pre-registration pharmacists unsuccessful in the June GPhC registration assessment. 
Nichola works full time and is based in the London office. Nichola is covering for Samantha Hlambelo who is currently on maternity leave. 
Tel: 07824 383339

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Kumud Kantilal - Foundation Programme Director and Prescribing Lead

Email: Kumud.kantilal@hee.nhs.uk

Kumud is responsible for leading on the quality management of Foundation Pharmacist training within the region and developing an infrastructure to support workplace learning. Kumud chairs the Prescribing Assessment Design Group (PADG) and is working towards improving prescribing throughout the region through the implementation of the SCRIPT prescribing resource for all Foundation Doctors and regional support for non-medical prescribers. Kumud works full time and is based in London.  Kumud is covering for Katie Reygate who is currently on maternity leave.
Tel: 07711 466766

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Laura McEwen-Smith - Apprenticeship Project Lead, Pharmacy Support staff

Email: Laura.mcewen-smith@hee.nhs.uk

Laura is the regional Pharmacy Apprenticeship Project Lead and local office lead for North West London.  Laura’s role is to develop and implement a strategy for increasing the numbers of apprenticeships used in pharmacy across all sectors.  In addition, Laura leads on Trainees Requiring Additional Support for the team.
Tel: 07500 765608

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Marc Miell - Pre-registration Training Programme Director

Email: Marc.miell@hee.nhs.uk

Marc leads on KSS pre-registration pharmacist workplace curriculum and manages the KSS pre-reg programme board and education lead networks. He also leads the KSS Trainees requiring additional support (TRAS) process for pre-reg pharmacists. Marc is a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society pre-reg pharmacist advisory group. Marc works Wednesdays and Thursdays and every other Friday with the team; on Mondays & Tuesdays he is Lead Clinical Advice pharmacist at University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust. 
Tel: 07500 765674

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Sarah Purdy - Specialist Pharmacist Programme Support

Email: Sarah.purdy@hee.nhs.uk

Sarah works within the pre-registration team to deliver training events and design e-learning modules for our pre-regs. Sarah leads on exam syllabus support, cross sector and audit. Sarah works within the team two days per week and also works for the GPhC. Sarah is the course lead for the Practice Supervisor Accreditation. She works Wednesdays and Fridays.
Tel: 07464 980574

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Fiona Rees - Specialist Pharmacist Programme Support

Email: Fiona.rees@hee.nhs.uk

Fiona works within the pre-registration pharmacist team to deliver the training events and design e-learning modules for our pre-regs. Fiona leads on OSCE, patient safety, clinical, specialist pharmacy and calculation aspects of the programme. Fiona works Thursdays and Fridays. In addition she also works as a Specialist Cancer Services pharmacist on the other three days for Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust and is a member of the GPhC standard setting panel for the pre-registration pharmacist assessment.
Mobile: 07779 349795

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Katie Reygate - Foundation Programme Director and Prescribing Lead

Email: Katie.reygate@hee.nhs.uk

Katie is responsible for leading on the quality management of Foundation Pharmacist training within the region and developing an infrastructure to support workplace learning. Katie chairs the Prescribing Assessment Design Group (PADG) and is working towards improving prescribing throughout the region through the implementation of the SCRIPT prescribing resource for all Foundation Doctors and regional support for non-medical prescribers. Katie works full time and is based in Crawley. 
Tel: 07732 970397

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Rita Shah - Pre-Registration Programme Facilitator

Email: Rita.shah@hee.nhs.uk  


Rita is part of the pre-registration pharmacist team and contributes to the design and delivery of the regional pre-registration pharmacist training programme. Rita  leads on careers fairs and roadshows at schools of pharmacy across London and the South East to promote pre-registration training opportunities within the region, to pharmacy undergraduates. Rita leads on the annual pre-registration pharmacist open day. 
Rita is based in the London office and works part-time from Tuesday-Thursday. Tel: 07824 406062

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Atif Shamim - Lead Pharmacist, Community and Primary Care

Email: Atif.shamim@hee.nhs.uk  

Atif’s role as Lead Pharmacist involves supporting community pharmacy workforce planning and development and helping to establish multi-professional collaborative working across primary care, with a particular focus on establishing innovative projects across the region. One of these projects is the CEPN Pharmacy Project, which facilitates placements of community pharmacy trainees in GP surgeries, and GP trainees in community pharmacies. 
Atif is the local office lead for South London. 
Tel: 07957 488742

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Rachel Stretch - Training Manager (Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacists)

Email: Rachel.stretch@hee.nhs.uk


Rachel co-manages the pre-registration pharmacist team with Marc Miell. Rachel leads on the London and South East regional pre-registration pharmacist training programme and is part of the operational project management group for the new national recruitment scheme for pre-registration pharmacist posts utilising the Oriel IT platform.
Rachel is based in the London office and works Monday to Thursday. Tel: 07824 384170

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Tracey Tisley - Pharmacy Technician Training Facilitator

Email: Tracey.tisley@hee.nhs.uk

Tracey leads on the delivery of the pharmacy technician Accreditations and the Medicines Optimisation Programme and works Monday - Thursday
Tel: 07741 238699

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Stephen-Andrew Whyte - Urgent Care Lead/Pre-Registration Programme Facilitator

Email: Stephen.whyte@hee.nhs.uk


Stephen is responsible for leading on Urgent and Emergency Care initiatives. He is also part of the pre-registration pharmacist team and contributes to the design and delivery of the regional pre-registration pharmacist training programme leading on the development of our on-line learning environment for pre-registration pharmacists. Stephen leads on the use of e-portfolios across London and the South East and links with the HEE national team on national projects piloting e-portfolios and pharmacy competency panels. 
Stephen is based in the London office and works full time; he works part time for the pre-registration pharmacist team where he is covering the maternity leave of Jaimisha Patel. Tel: 07825 902305

Business and Administration Team

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Wendi Lee - Business Manager

Email: Wendi.lee@hee.nhs.uk

Wendi supports Gail and Liz and all team members to ensure all aspects of the business plan are managed and planned in a cost effective way. She takes the lead in assisting in the successful delivery of business objectives. Wendi manages internal and external communications, leads on managing the commissioned trainee funding and is involved in the Pre-reg recruitment work stream.

Tel: 01293 227141 
Mobile: 07788 415732

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Heather Haynes - Project Support Officer

Email: Heather.haynes@hee.nhs.uk 

Heather is a Project Support Officer, she leads on the e-learning design and technology for all of our programmes and is the business team lead for e-Portfolio. She also leads on the design of all our promotional materials. Heather provides project support for aspects of the pre-registration trainee pharmacist programme and other projects within the team.
Tel: 01293 227108 

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Deborah O'Dell - Administrator

Email: Deborah.odell@hee.nhs.uk

Deborah is a part-time administrator for the team leads on the administration aspects of the Medicines Management Accreditations and the ACPT assessments. Deborah is also responsible for administering re-accreditations certificates and is the lead administrator for the Management Skills programme. Her days in the office are Monday to Thursday.
Tel: 01293 227122 

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Jaime Wright - Project Support Officer

Email: Jaime.wright@hee.nhs.uk 

Jaime is a Project Support Officer. Jaime provides project support for aspects of the pre-registration trainee pharmacist programme and other projects within the team. He also manages the diary of Gail Fleming, Dean of Pharmacy.
Tel: 020 7125 7312