UCL School of Pharmacy


‘New models of primary care: Commission Findings’ - seminar by Professor Nick Barber

11 June 2015, 2:30 pm

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M1, UCL School of Pharmacy

Nick Barber is Director of Research at the Health Foundation, a charity dedicated to improving healthcare. His interests include bridging the theory – practice gap, progressing the art and science of improvement, and developing the evaluation paradigms for improvement initiatives.

After running hospital pharmacies Nick moved to academia and for more than 20 years was Professor of the Practice of Pharmacy and founded the Department of Practice and Policy at UCL School of Pharmacy. His work has focussed on the use of medicines, asking ‘What is right?’, ‘What is happening now?’ and ‘How do we move from where we are now to where we should be?’.  His framework for good prescribing has been used widely, and his work on medication errors has led to changes in national policies.  Research into GP consultations led him to develop a novel service to improve medication adherence which is now funded by NHS England as the New Medicines Service.

He is a former Research Fellow at London School of Economics and has worked with them for many years on the evaluation of healthcare technologies. Nick has published over 200 academic papers and is a former vice-president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.  He has been awarded the Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists’ Gold Medal and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Lifetime Achievement Award.  He also presented the BBC2 series ‘The Victorian Pharmacy’.

Seminar venue: M1

Seminar date: Wednesday 8th July 2015, 12:00pm

Further information: Dr Julia Gilmartin

Links: Health Foundation