Advises doctors at the surgery with prescribing queries and carries out medication reviews with patients with the advanced training to alter or prescribe new medications as required.
Mrs Clare James
I graduated from Aston University in Birmingham and registered as a pharmacist in 1990. Since then I have worked at hospitals in Leeds, Derby and Brighton. I moved to Bath in 2006 and have been working with the NHS BaNES clinical commissioning group as a prescribing adviser supporting GPs with optimising medicines. In 2017 I qualified as an Independent Prescriber and now work for all 5 practices in the Minerva health group with a focus on complex prescribing and older people.
Mrs Helen Darvill
I registered as a pharmacist in 1994 having graduated from Bath University. I joined Minerva PCN in January 2021, having sold my busy pharmacy, which provided healthcare both in the community and to Care Homes in Bath. I also worked for BANES Clinical Commissioning Group since 2008 as a pharmacist providing support to optimise medicine use within GP Practices.
I am passionate about learning from our patients as we face new challenges in the NHS and I am confident that in my future role, as an Independent Prescriber, I can use my experience to ensure medicines continue to be used safely and effectively.
Mr Yu Hin Billy Chan
I graduated from the University of Bath in 2012. Once qualified I worked in community pharmacy in Bristol for 6 years. I completed a clinical diploma in primary care in 2019 and have developed a great interest in becoming a clinical pharmacist, with a goal to become an independent prescriber. I currently work for 5 practices in the Minerva Health Group in Bath. I am very excited to this new role and I am looking forward to many challenges to come.
Ms Vivianna Tse
I graduated from the University of Bath and qualified as a pharmacist in 2015. I started my pharmacy career in Boots and became a store based pharmacist in Bristol for 3 years. In 2019, I became a care home pharmacist in North Somerset as part of the NHS pilot scheme – Medicines optimisation in care homes (MOCH) project . I have an interest in frailty/ the care of older people. I completed my independent prescribing course as part of my clinical diploma and qualified in March this year.
Supports the Clinical Pharmacist with administering medication queries and changes.
Miss Briony Forbes
I have worked in community pharmacy for 12 years where I undertook vocational training to qualify as a Registered Accuracy Checking Technician. This is my first experience in a general practice role and I’m really enjoying the variety of working with the five surgeries in the Minerva group – every day brings something different and having a community pharmacy background has been very beneficial in assisting with prescribing queries.