July 03, 2017
On July 10, the UK College of Pharmacy will welcome Mrs. Sandra Martin from the University of Manchester School of Pharmacy. Her talk will focus on pharmacy in the United Kingdom as she discusses the Emergency Department (ED) and Independent Prescriber Programs at Manchester University.
Martin worked as a hospital pharmacist for 27 years in various specialist roles, including Care of the Elderly, Intensive Care, Acute Medicine and as a specialist Antimicrobial Pharmacist.
Martin’s Pharmacy degree is from the Welsh School of Pharmacy, Cardiff. She has a Master Degree in Clinical Pharmacy from the University of Bradford and a PG Certificate in Independent and Supplementary Prescribing from the University of Bradford.
Martin has been involved with National Pharmacy Organizations such as the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association, Young Pharmacists Group, and the United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association. She tried her hand at teaching in-house to pharmacy, medicine and nursing staff, along with honorary lecturing at the Universities of Bradford and Huddersfield.
In 2015, she left the NHS and started work at the University of Manchester as a Clinical Academic Lecturer and lead for the new Emergency Department Pharmacists Postgraduate Course. In addition to leading the ED Pharmacists Course, she leads the Diagnosis and Clinical Skills Unit for Independent Prescribing Postgraduate Course at the University of Manchester, co-supervises a PhD student who is researching into the relatively new role for pharmacists working in the ED, and teaches on Antimicrobial stewardship to undergraduate and postgraduate students. She is also developing the use of Academic simulation in Pharmacy teaching with two SimMen (simulated mannequins).