60 seconds with... Rosalind Byrne
Rosalind Byrne is lead pharmacist for Anticoagulation at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London. She has been in post since 2008. She runs an outpatient clinic initiating and reviewing patients on anticoagulation with the direct oral anticoagulants and warfarin. She was part of a team who conducted an anticoagulation in AF project in South London which has now been rolled out nationally by NHSE. She is also involved in the wider management of patients on anticoagulation in conjunction with local CCGs and colleagues at local acute trusts.
What attracted you to the sector?
It's an interesting clinical area with a lot of recent development and improvement in treatment.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
Multidisciplinary team working. I learn loads every day from working with the consultants and nurses in the thrombosis team.
What will your session be about?
An update on new indications for the direct oral anticoagulants.
Why is this topic relevant to the sector?
The direct oral anticoagulants are being used increasingly for more diverse indications within thrombosis and vascular disease.
What will delegates gain from the session?
Up to date trial data and practical usage of the direct oral anticoagulants
What are you most excited about in Clinical Pharmacy in the next 12 months?
The opportunity to be involved and conduct research projects in the area.