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Stephen an Advanced Paediatric Practitioner. Stephen has worked in the pharmacy industry for over a decade, gaining experience in community, hospital and academic settings, and is a specialist pharmacist in paediatrics and neonatology with a sub-speciality in paediatric intensive care.
Identified by his peers as a trailblazer, Stephen was the first pharmacist in the UK to be recognised as an Advanced Paediatric Practitioner (ACP) in paediatrics, and the first Health Education England Clinical Fellow in Urgent and Acute Care from a pharmacy background.
He is passionate about advancing pharmacy professionals’ knowledge and skills of children and young people and how medicines relate to them.
In addition to this, he has also led an innovative pilot that trains pharmacists as Advanced Clinical Practitioners to work in urgent care centres and emergency departments across London and the South East.
Stephen undertakes regular clinical work as a senior clinician in the paediatric department of a busy London teaching hospital; assessing, diagnosing and treating children presenting with a plethora of illnesses independently.
Outside of work, Stephen enjoys the theatre, eating out and long rambling country walks with his Scottie dogs, Angus and Oona.