Associate Director of Medicines Partnerships
A pharmacist with over 20 years’ experience in primary, secondary, and community care, Ian has a wide range of experience and knowledge in optimising medicines usage. The use of medicines is the most common therapeutic intervention carried out in the NHS, and Ian is passionate about ensuring it’s always the right one through collaboration with patients, NHS and Pharma. Ian spent a year as a commissioning pharmacist in NHS England, and has wide-ranging insight into NHS policy, contracting, and commissioning. During his time in NHS England, Ian helped shape local governance arrangements, leading to what is now known as co-commissioning. Prior to this, Ian was an Assistant Head of Medicines Management in a PCT, and led a prescribing support team to deliver on quality, safety and cost-effective prescribing projects.
As Associate Director of Medicines Partnerships for Soar Beyond, Ian is responsible for working with and partnering organisations within the NHS, local government, and pharmaceutical industry to review and develop their pharmaceutical pathways and commissioning for the benefit of the patient.