For each committee member, a brief profile and declaration of interests can be found by clicking on the members name.
Justine Raynsford (co-opted, as Bulletin editor)
Trudi Hilton (co-opted as Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists)
Stephen Guy (co-opted as CMHP President)
The 1998 UKPPG AGM approved a motion that all future candidates for election to the UKPPG committee will be required to make a declaration of potential financial and other interests including:
and that, once elected, members will also make an annual declaration. There is no requirement to declare invitations declined.
Committee members are voted in annually pre-AGM, and stand for three years. There is no limit to the number of times a person can stand for re-election. The committee chooses its own officers, including the post of Vice Chairman, who holds this office for two years and then becomes Chairman for two years. You can read the full UKPPG constitution by following the link.
To stand for election to the committee, please consult the UKPPG Committee election form, follow the instructions and submit it to the secretary by July 31st each year.
Ian Maidment MRPharmS, MCMHP,
Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust,
Eastern and Area Coastal Office,
St Martin's Hospital,
Kent CT1 1AZ
Tel: 01227 812115
Fax: 01227 812389
e-mail (work) ian.maidment @ nhs.net
e-mail (home) maidmentian @ aol.com
Current committee membership 2005-2008
Ian Maidment is Senior Pharmacist / Head of Research and Development with 5 main areas of responsibility: Clinical Lead for Research and Development within Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust, project Work within the pharmacy team, lead for Education on Medicine Management within the trust, lead for Research on Medicine Management and deputising for the Chief Pharmacist.
He was previously Chief Pharmacist for East Kent Partnership Trust, formerly being Pharmacy Services Manager (Mental Health) based at the Kent & Canterbury Hospital. Prior to working in Kent, Ian spent two and a half years working as a ward-based Clinical Pharmacist at Hellesdon Hospital, in Norwich. Previous experience includes working in the acute sector, community pharmacy and pharmaceutical industry.
In total, Ian has spent 15 years working in psychiatric pharmacy. He has published widely, including over fifteen articles in peer-reviewed journals. Ian is involved in training and education and is an honorary lecturer at the University of Kent at Canterbury. Ian's interests include the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar, and the training and education of support staff and other professions, such as occupational therapists and social workers, involved in the care of patients with psychiatric problems. Other interests include Parkinson's disease dementia and the reduction of clinical risk associated with medication.
In his spare time, Ian was a season ticket holder at Priestfield, where he supported Gillingham FC, but family commitments meant something had to go.
Declaration of potential financial and other interests:
Dawn Price BSc(Hons), MRPharmS, DipClinPharm, Cert Psychopharmacol, MSc, EMBA,
Head of Clinical Pharmacy,
St. George's Park Hospital,
e-mail dawn @ pricedawn.wanadoo.co.uk
Current committee membership 2005-2008
Dawn is Head of Clinical Pharmacy, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Mental Health Trust, based at St George's Park Hospital in Morpeth but currently Acting Chief Pharmacist for Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in Chester. Dawn has worked in mental health since 1997, in posts ranging from clinical pharmacist, Deputy Chief, Clinical Pharmacist through to Honorary Lecturer, University of Sunderland. She qualified in 1991 and is a registered independent prescriber. Outside work her interest are skiing (on snow and plastic!), other outdoor pursuits and motor racing.
Declaration of potential financial and other interests: (1.06)
Michael Marven, BPharm(Hons) MRPharmS DipClinPharm ACPP MCMHP
Michael is Chief Pharmacist at Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health FT Trust. He studied pharmacy at King’s College London and qualified in 1990, completing his Clinical Diploma in 1994. He originally started working in mental health in 1993 at Severalls Hospital in Colchester and after a spell in acute hospital pharmacy moved back to mental health in is current post. Outside his clinical work his main interest is playing rugby.
Declaration of potential financial and other interests: (6.05)
Current committee membership as co-opted member.
Justine Raynsford BPharm MRPharmS
Justine works for Leeds mental Health Trust as lead research and audit pharmacist. She started work with the trust in 1996 after a stint as a VSO volunteer in Zambia teaching pharmacy technicians. Her special interests include service user and carer information and involvement. Outside work she enjoys rock climbing, walking and playing an African xylophone.
Declaration of potential financial and other interests: (5.07)
|Stephen Bazire BPharm(Hons), FRPharmS, DipPsychPharm, MCMHP
Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust,
Norwich, NR6 5BE
e-mail work steve.bazire @ nwmhp.nhs.uk
e-mail home sbazire @ ukppg.org.uk
Current committee membership 2007-2010
Stephen Bazire is currently Chief Pharmacist for Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (having arrived via a teacher-practitioner post at Bath University and as the Staff Pharmacist at Barrow Hospital in Bristol). The Trust provides mental health services to Norfolk and north-east Suffolk. He is also Honorary Professor for the School of Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of East Anglia, Norwich. His is a past Chairman of the UKPPG (1999-2001) and helped form the European Pharmacists for Psychiatry and Neurology group which is now active. He was heavily involved with the consultation process, publicity, competencies assessment paper and launch of the College of Mental Health Pharmacists Board, of which he is a full member.
His special interest is user and carer information and education on drugs, with his informative web-site (www.nwmhp.nhs.uk/pharmacy). His main claims to fame include being author of the "Psychotropic Drug Directory", of which there have been 22 editions and over 450,000 copies sold (including a Spanish translation, two American versions and three editions of the GP version, the "GP Psychotropic Handbook", and there is a background "Frequently Asked Questions page).
His outside interests (so as not to be too boring) include playing in a ceilidh/barn dance band called "Shindig", railways (especially garden live steam ones, as a member of the Association of 16mm Narrow Gauge Railway Modellers and the Southwold Railway Society) and very occasional morris dancing in Norwich, Bristol and Bath. He also enjoys going to Norwich City Football Club matches. What he enjoys rather less is actually being at the matches and trudging back afterwards.
Declaration of potential financial and other interests: (4.08)
e-mail emweston @ supanet.com
Elaine's CV is awaited.
Pharmacy Services Manager,
Oxford and Buckinghamshire MH Partnership NHS Trust,
Sandford Lane Business Park,
Oxford OX1 5RW
Tel 01865 455714
Fax 01865 455720
e-mail beverley.faulkner @ obmh.nhs.uk
Bev is currently employed by the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust as the Pharmacy Services Manager, with a special interest in the development of technical services to support new ways of working across the healthcare professions.
Pat is a mental health Trust pharmacist from Wales, and was awarded the UKPPG lifetime achievement award in 2006. She started in mental health as Therapeutic Drug Monitoring clinical pharmacist and developed an interest in 1993 in lithium monitoring. Her MSc was on lithium therapy and how it can be improved. She moved to Abergavenney in 2000 and has been a co-opted member since July 2007. Outside work she enjoys rambling, playing piano in a trip, collecting ceramics, film and the 1920s.
Stephen is President of the CMHP.
Stephen graduated from Queen's University of Belfast in 1983 and worked in community pharmacy for 16 years. He owned and ran his own community pharmacy in Belfast for seven years before moving into mental health in 1999. He was a Council member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland for 6 years.
Stephen was co-opted to the CMHP committee in 2005 and was stood successfully for election in 2006, taking over as President in 2007. He is a passionate believer in the role of the Specialist Mental Health Pharmacist and the role the College has to play in helping deliver high quality mental health across the United Kingdom.
In his spare time, Stephen enjoys building and flying control line model aircraft and maintaining and driving his red AC Cobra kit replica car.
Marina Davidson, Dip RSA, BA(Hons.)
Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust
Cherry Knowle Hospital,
Ryhope, SR2 ONB
e-mail marinadavidson @ sky.com
Tel: 07503 445025
Marina Davidson is UKPPG secretary, facilitating the bi-monthly meetings. She would thus be interested to hear from anybody interested in sponsoring future meetings.
Denny Humphries is Conference Organiser, and also carries out other activities and tasks for the UKPPG, for which she is thoroughly appreciated.
Trudi Hilton is on the Guild Board as mental health representative, and should be linking with the UKPPG committee.
These include Celia Feetam, Juliet Shepherd, Carol Paton, Mary Allen, Dr. Jennie Day, John Donoghue, Dr. David Branford, David Taylor, Diane Booth, Alan Pollard, Siobhan Drummond, Morag Martin and Peter Pratt. The UKPPG has no paid officers, but Denny Humphries is conference administrator and does many other such tasks (admirably).