Lead Pharmacist Mental Health, North East london NHS Foundation trust
Nicola is the lead pharmacist for mental health at North East London NHS Foundation Trust having previously managed a specialist mental health Medicines Information service for over 5 years. Nicola is keen to expand knowledge of mental health across sectors and has provided a number of webinars and articles aimed at increasing pharmacists knowledge around a range of mental health topics including perinatal mental health, dementia and schizophrenia. Nicola has been involved in a number of projects spanning different areas such as introducing a physical formulary across a mental health trust, updating a training manual for pharmacists entering into psychiatric pharmacy and improving clinicians and patients access to resources for medication. Recently she has become interested in the impact of ethnicity on mental health treatments and outcomes and is currently involved in looking at updating older research on mental health treatments across different ethnicities and is part of a working group to look at reducing restrictive interventions and improving early access to services to improve management of patients from all backgrounds. Speaker honorarium from ROVI. Non-relevant declarations will be on the first slide.