Professor Graham Davies wins lifetime achievement award
Professor Graham Davies, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy & Therapeutics at King’s College London, was presented with the 2014 United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA) Lifetime Achievement Award on Friday 20 November in Nottingham.
This prestigious award recognises long-term achievements in developing and promoting clinical pharmacy, innovation, research and peer recognition.
As well as practising clinical pharmacy to the highest level, conducting high impact research and being an inspirational teacher on both undergraduate, postgraduate and post-professional qualification programmes, Professor Davies has developed the concept of work-based learning and a formalised career path for pharmacists based in secondary care.
Professor Peter Hylands, Head of the Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Department of Pharmacy & Forensic Science at King's, said: 'Graham’s award is hugely deserved. In addition to the areas mentioned in the citation, his achievements at King's have been not only to enhance pharmacy practice research but also to lead and develop practice teaching in our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
This culminated earlier this year in the successful reaccreditation of our MPharm programme by our regulator, the General Pharmaceutical Council, for the full period of six years without condition or recommendation. We are delighted to have Graham as a key member of our team and congratulate him on this significant award.'
The UKCPA promotes expert practice in medicines management for the benefit of patients, the public and members by establishing standards, workforce development and advancing innovation in all health care settings. Professor Davies received his award during the two-day UKCPA Autumn Symposium 2014, which included expert keynote talks, practical and informative worksessions, oral and poster presentations and a medical exhibition.
Speakers at the event included several clinical pharmacists from King’s partner Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust: Duncan McRobbie, Associate Chief Pharmacist (Clinical Services); Aamer Safdar, Principal Pharmacist Lead for Education and Development; Rebecca Chanda, Highly Specialist Pharmacist (Anticoagulation), and Fraser Hanks, Highly Specialist Pharmacist (Critical Care). These practitioners contribute teaching to King’s undergraduate and continuing professional development programmes in pharmacy, including the four-year MPharm degree.