New Head of School Appointed.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016 | Liz Kay

Health Education England is pleased to announce the appointment to Head for the School of Medicines Optimisation and Pharmacy, working across Yorkshire and the Humber. 

Professor Liz Kay will take up her new role from 1st August 2016.


Liz is the Clinical Director for Medicines Management & Pharmacy Services at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and honorary Professor of Pharmaceutical Care at Leeds University. She is a registrant council member of the General Pharmaceutical Council, and the Chair of the Medicines Optimisation Clinical Reference Group for NHS England. Liz has a keen interest in medicines safety, innovation in provision of medicines optimisation services and in education and training.

About her appointment Liz said, “the outcomes of care for patients and the public with medicines is dependent upon the skills of staff across all sectors of health and social services. This new School offers us the opportunity to improve patient care and improve the experience of our learners on their career journey”. I am delighted to be working with colleagues across the breadth of Yorkshire and The Humber to establish our new School.

This new multi-professional School will work together with stakeholders on medicines education and training with a wide range of staff across all workforce groups in health and social care, to support patients to improve outcomes from medicines use.

The School aims to provide leadership and advice, quality assurance of learning, support for workforce transformation  and innovation in education provision. The Head of School will take the lead for these developments and in priority setting for the work programmes.

For communication and engagement with the School, please contact or telephone 0113 392 3288

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