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Helen Kundu

Helen Kundu BPharm IP PgClinDip

Senior Lecturer

Summary

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.

  • About

    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. 

  • Teaching

    Pharmacist Independent prescribing

    Non-medical prescribing

  • Research

    My intended research lies within strategies for safer prescribing

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