Students will be normally employed by the NHS and will be on a career path of a specialist mental health pharmacist within an organisation specialising in the treatment of people with mental illness.
A Diploma in Psychiatric Pharmacy is essential, with a research methods module a desirable option. Duration of programme: Approximately 1 year part-time
Start date: April
Students will develop the ability to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries in the field of psychiatric practice research. They will:
Dr Ian Maidment has a broad pharmacy background having spent periods in the pharmaceutical industry, the acute sector and community pharmacy. However, the majority of his career (20 years) has been within the mental health sector mainly as a clinical pharmacist. He has also been chief pharmacist in two NHS Mental Health Trusts and led medication management education in an NHS Trust. He was awarded his PhD on medication error in dementia in 2013 and has a masters in research methods. He is a past chair of the UKPPG (UK Psychiatric Pharmacy Group) - predecessor organisation of the College of Mental Health Pharmacy, has advised the Department of Health and lectured widely on aspects of Mental Health Pharmacy. He has published approximately 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals.
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