Who's Who and How to Find Us
Health Education England
London and South East Pharmacy Team
Crawley Hospital, 3rd Floor, Red Wing
West Green Drive
Crawley, RH11 7DH
Tel: 01293 227141
Health Education England
London and South East Pharmacy Team
Stewart House, 4th Floor
32 Russell Square
London, WC1B 5DN
Helen Porter - Dean of Pharmacy
Helen is the Dean of Pharmacy.
Helen has been a hospital pharmacist for over 10 years. She was previously Deputy Chief Pharmacist in the Royal Marsden Hospital (RMH), a world leading cancer hospital. Her interest in the development of the pharmacy workforce has led her to teach on the KSS Management course and be a member of the course board. She has also recently completed the EMCC Coaching Practitioner qualification and an MBA in Public Services Management
Helen is based in London and works full time.
Mob: 07717 320363
Shane Costigan - Associate Head of Pharmacy
Shane is the Associate Head of Pharmacy.
Shane is responsible for leading a range of pharmacy workforce transformation programmes and for oversight of pharmacy education and training quality standards regionally. He has a passion for workforce transformation, clinical leadership, systems working and population health, having recently completed a Darzi fellowship with HEE where he led a regional programme of work focusing on organisational culture transformation and retention of staff working in health and care across all sectors. Shane has a background in hospital and community pharmacy, having previously held posts as a medicine's safety officer and pharmacy operational lead in a large acute teaching hospital. He is a Health Foundation “Q” member and an organising lead for TEDxNHS.
Shane is based in the London office and works full time.
Mob: 07827 355969
Pam Bahia - Pharmacy Programme Facilitator (Supervision)
Pam is one of the Pharmacy Programme Facilitators in the team and provides professional expertise to support the pre-registration pharmacist training programme. She also oversees the delivery of a portfolio of programmes, including the practice and educational supervisor training and accreditation. Pam is also involved in the design, use and implementation of the e-portfolio for pharmacy trainees.
Pam is based in the London office and works full time.
Mob: 07824 383339
Shalini Ganasan - Pharmacy Programme Facilitator (Primary Care Development)
Shalini is one of the Pharmacy Programme Facilitators in the team and provides professional expertise to support the pre-registration pharmacist training programme. Shalini is leading on Primary Care Development.
She is based in the London office and works full time.
Laura McEwen-Smith - Pharmacy Programme Facilitator (Primary Care Development)
Laura is one of the Pharmacy Programme Facilitators in the team, working on primary care development. Laura’s role involves overseeing the delivery of a portfolio of programmes and interventions on behalf of the Pharmacy leadership team, as well as providing professional expertise to support pre-registration training delivery. In addition, Laura is currently undertaking a part-time secondment as an Education Fellow with Birmingham University, evaluating the national pre-registration pharmacist recruitment scheme.
Mob: 07500 765608
Jaimisha Patel - Pharmacy Programme Facilitator (Recruitment)
Jai works within the team as one of the pharmacy programme facilitators to deliver training events and design e-learning modules for our pre-regs. Jai works for the HEE LaSE Pharmacy Team Monday-Wednesday and is based in London.
Katie Reygate - Foundation Pharmacist Training Programme Director
Katie is responsible for leading the strategy for education and training of Foundation Pharmacists to support the HEE mandate and local workforce transformation. This includes developing an infrastructure to support workplace learning, leading on the quality management of Foundation Pharmacists and programme managing local Vocational Training Scheme pilots.
Katie leads the strategy to optimise safe prescribing throughout London and SE. She chairs the Prescribing Assessment Group (PAG) which is carried out on induction on all newly qualified South Thames Foundation School doctors. Katie manages the regional independent and supplementary non-medical prescribing programmes contracts.
Katie works full time and is based in Crawley.
Tel: 01293 227131
Mob: 07711 466766
Atif Shamim - Lead Pharmacist, Community and Primary Care
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.
Mob: 07500 765642
Rachel Stretch - Pre-registration Pharmacist Training Programme Director
As Pre-registration Pharmacist Training Programme Director for London and the South East, Rachel’s responsibilities include leading and implementing a strategy for pre-registration pharmacist education and training. Her role includes contributing to the HEE Pharmacy Education Reforms national programme, supporting the recruitment and selection of pre-registration pharmacists, managing the HEE LaSE pre-registration pharmacist regional programme, developing and implementing recommendations with regards to early years training for pharmacists and supporting pre-registration pharmacist educational supervisors and education programme directors through the leadership and facilitation of networks.
Rachel is the deputy local office lead for North London (Central and East).
Rachel is based in the London office and works Monday to Thursday
Mob: 07824 384170
Iain Taylor - Pharmacy Programme Facilitator (Assessment and Trainee Voice)
Iain Leads on development and review of workplace assessment tools to support preregistration and foundation pharmacist training within London and the South East. He also leads on recruitment and engagement of regional trainee representatives, ensuring the trainee voice has input in to strategic development of the programmes.
Iain is based in the Crawley office and works full time.
Mob: 07557 034234
Tracey Tisley - Pharmacy Technician Training Facilitator
Tracey leads on the delivery of the pharmacy technician Accreditations and the Medicines Optimisation Programme and works Monday - Thursday
Mob: 07741 238699
Business and Administration Team
Victoria Ekundayo - Administrator
Victoria is a part-time administrator for the Pre-registration Pharmacist Programme. She works 3-4 days a week and is based in London.
Wendi Lee - Business Manager
Wendi supports Helen 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
Mob: 07788 415732
Deborah O'Dell - Administrator
Deborah is a part-time administrator for the Medicines Optimisation Programme and the ACPT assessments. Her days in the office are Monday to Thursday.
Tel: 01293 227122
Jaime Wright - Project Support Officer
Jaime provides project support for the Pre-Registration Pharmacist programme and provides operational support on other projects within the team. Jaime is responsible for leading on managing data and the operation of the London office. He also provides support to the Dean of Pharmacy and Associate Head of Pharmacy.