New Clinical Director of Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation

Pippa Roberts has joined LUHFT as the Clinical Director of Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation on 1 February.

As part of this role Pippa also works as the Chief Pharmacist for The Liverpool Women’s Hospital and The Walton Centre.

Working at Wirral University Teaching Hospital for the previous 17 years, Pippa also worked as the Chief Pharmacist in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London and in hospital pharmacy services in Oxford University Hospitals and Leeds Teaching Hospital.

Outside of Pharmacy service provision Pippa has held leadership roles including governance and corporate affairs, quality, safety, risk management, PALs, complaints, claims, service transformation and communications. Most recently she has worked across primary and secondary care to improve the medicines pathway for people living in Wirral.

Speaking about her appointment, Pippa said: “I am delighted to be joining LUHFT at such an exciting time. Medicines are the most common healthcare intervention in the NHS and our second largest cost after staffing so it is important that we get it right for our population.

"Patients and their medicines follow pathways which should not be constrained by organisational walls and “getting it right first time” will require healthcare professionals to work together across the Trust and collaborate with partners in both primary, secondary and tertiary care. The opportunities to support people to make the most of their medicines is endless. I am looking forward to embarking on this journey with colleagues in LUHFT and across the health and social care system."