Helen Kundu BPharm IP PgClinDip
My current focus and expertise lies within expanding the role of Advancing Clinical Practice, developing and enhancing the learning experience of our students. I am a qualified Pharmacist Independent Prescriber, practicing clinically within secondary care in an acute medical setting and about to undertake the PgCertEd qualification in 17/18 here as Sheffield Hallam University. I aim to enrich students learning and collaborate with others to ensure translation into clinical practice making them confident, resilient and responsible for their future.
I started my career in a district general hospital where I undertook a three year pharmacist residency programme, rotating through all specialist fields. During this time I completed a post graduate diploma in clinical pharmacy. I then moved posts and became the lead pharmacist for medicine. I implemented a number of service improvements including medicines reconciliation for compliance aids and a methadone programme for substance misusers. From there I moved to a large teaching hospital in London and completed the supplementary prescribing qualification. I used this extensively to facilitate a pharmacist led renal transplant clinic which I established. I then moved on to a senior directorate pharmacist role in surgery and anaesthetics, working as an integral member of the intensive care multi-disciplinary team. This role allowed me to develop and lead teaching sessions for nursing and medical staff and take on a leading role in the healthcare governance group for the directorate. In addition, I acted as an expert adviser for the 'project London' single NHS prescribing system and independently advised on new drug developments and product launches for the pharmaceutical industry. I then relocated to Sheffield and completed the independent prescribing qualification. All my posts have included delivering education and training and I have been a pre-registration tutor and post-graduate clinical diploma tutor for a number of years.
Pharmacist Independent prescribing
My intended research lies within strategies for safer prescribing