Shazia Patel, MRPharmS Msc
Chief Pharmaceutical Officer’s Clinical Fellow, CQC
Shazia has worked across various sectors including secondary care, primary care roles, recently before her clinical fellowship she worked for a Clinical commissioning group where she was the lead pharmacist for the COVID vaccination programme. Other significant roles and achievements during this time include interim Head of Prescribing, PGD lead and Antimicrobial lead. She is passionate about improving patient outcomes and driving change and her collaboration on antimicrobial prescribing won 2 national awards. She holds a MSc in Clinical pharmacy. Shazia is passionate about driving initiatives to improve patient outcomes and works with tireless enthusiasm with work in recent projects including antimicrobial prescribing, reducing inappropriate opioid prescribing, work with stakeholders to hold event in polypharmacy and with other teams around medicines safety. Shazia is currently based with CQC for the CPhO clinical fellowship and is working on a number of projects including Urgent emergency care review, ICS assurance development, collaboration with the CPhO clinical fellow on primary care antimicrobial toolkits. The time at CQC has provided many opportunities to understand developing national policy.