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Cathy Cooke

Cathy began her career over 40 years ago as a community pharmacist before gaining broad experience working across a range of settings including extensive primary care experience as: community pharmacist; prescribing support pharmacist working with a range of GP practices; and Head of Medicines Management within a large UK Health and Social Care Provider. As a Vice Chairman of NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) – the Managing Medicines for People Receiving Social Care in the Community Group - she helped to ensure people had access to services and was recently was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), the body responsible for the leadership and support of the pharmacy profession within England, Scotland and Wales. Cathy is a member of several groups, including a member of the NHS England National health and Justice Pharmacy Advisory Group and a board member of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine (Royal College of Physicians) Cathy regularly contributes to the pharmacy profession’s legal bible, the Medicine Ethics and Practice as well several other pharmaceutical journals.

Posts by Cathy Cooke:

29th January 2019

Controlled Drugs – what’s the fuss?

Cathy Cooke

Management of controlled drugs in care homes and home care is governed by policy and procedures that include additional checks...

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19th November 2018

Verbal medication reminders

Cathy Cooke

  The verbal reminder (often referred to as prompting) is a commonly used medication support intervention for Service Users who can...

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