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David Branford

David Branford

Independent Pharmacy Consultant (mental health and intellectual disabilities), Contracted to Quality Transformation Team, NHS England
DR DAVID BRANFORD B.Pharm., F.R.Pharm.S (prescriber), FCMHP., FFRPS., Cert. Ed., PhD. a. Independent Pharmacy Consultant-Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities. b. Past Chairman of the English Pharmacy Board of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. c. Past Chairman of the U.K. Psychiatric Pharmacy Group and General Secretary of the College of Mental Health Pharmacy. d. Between 1998 and 2005 was appointed as a Mental Health Commissioner. e. Provided advice to many governmental and NHS organisations on medication use in ID. f. From 2015 until June 2020 employed by NHS England and NHS improvement as pharmacy lead for the programme STOMP (Stopping overmedication of people with learning disabilities, autism or both). g. Vaccinator for Covid19 Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust. h. Member, NICE guidelines panel on Challenging behaviour in learning disability i. Author of around 100 peer reviewed publications/ book chapters including Frith Prescribing Guidelines for People with ID j. Since 2020 Pharmacist team member for NHS England programme. Psychotropic Medication in Children and Young People’s (CYP) Mental Health In-patient Services – A Quality Improvement Project.

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