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Suzanne Hill

Clinical Teacher in Pri Care Pharm Pract

Faculty/Dept/School School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
(Faculty of Life Sciences)
Emails.hill7@bradford.ac.uk

Biography

Following completion of the 5 year MPharm course at the University of Bradford, which included six month placements at Boots and Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust, Suzanne qualified as a Pharmacist in 2006. Upon graduation she worked in community for Alliance Pharmacy initially, and then moved to regular locum work to learn more about the service offered by other community pharmacies. In 2007, Suzanne moved to work as Prescribing Support Pharmacist at NHS Kirklees. In this role, she was able to get experience of working in many GP practices spread across a large geographical area, covering a range of patient demographics. She enjoyed working, sharing knowledge with and learning from members of the multidisciplinary team working within the practices. Whilst working at the PCT Suzanne gained her Postgraduate Diploma in Medicines Management at the University of Leeds and her Independent Prescribing qualification at the University of Bradford. Having always had an interest in academia, she started to work at the University, alongside her PCT role as a Teacher Practitioner. In 2013, she left the PCT and secured a number of teaching contracts as lecturer/senior lecturer posts and co-led the Consultation Skills Module in 2014/15. Alongside teaching she managed to secure funding from PRUK to undertake a Masters in Research Methods, which she completed in 2014. Suzanne had maternity leave with her 3rd child and returned to work, having successfully securing a part-time PhD Studentship, as part of the Alzheimers Society funded, Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Bradford. In 2006 she became a Clinical Teacher within the School of Pharmacy, running GP practice-based Medication Safety sessions for final year pharmacy and final year medical students.

Research

Medication Management/Systems at Transition; Patient Safety and Quality of Care; Continuity of Care; Dementia. PhD Studies: Investigating the Quality and Continuity of Medicine Management Systems when People with Dementia move between the Care Home and Hospital setting (Ongoing).