Jasmit Kaur Sagoo

Jasmit Kaur Sagoo

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Nominated for:

Pharmacy Award 2015

City:

Leamington Spa

Company:

NHS

Job Title:

Medicines Management Lead

Educational Achievements:

Qualification/Education (Institution) Grade Year

Independent Prescriber (Kings College London) Pass 2008

Postgraduate Diploma in Pharmacy Practice (London School of Pharmacy Distinction 2005

Certificate in Applied therapeutics in Cardiology (Brighton University) Pass 2004

Certificate in Pharmacy Practice (London School of Pharmacy) Pass 2001

BPHARM Hons (London School of Pharmacy) 2.1 1999

Professional Achievements:

Outstanding achievement of accelerating to a very senior level at a London Teaching Hospital having being qualified just 4 years. Promoting excellence in her profession by continually striving to improve. Passionate about coaching and mentoring pharmacists to practice at their highest potential. Going the extra mile for patients.

Key professional achievements are as follows:

• Managing High Cost Drugs meetings pertaining to a budget circa £15m
• Involved in Service Redesign for the benefit of patients
• Driving service development such as reducing Medicines wastage in hospital, driving innovative ways of
working on wards, setting up exciting pharmacy teaching sessions
• Setting up and implementing services to various Specialities such as the Medical Directorate
• Led Tender for Hepatitis C drugs - generating significant cost savings
• Set up innovative ward based teaching sessions for junior pharmacists
• Contributing to professional associations
• Contributing to education, training and research
• Undertaking various Senior Pharmacist positions as follows:

Medicines Management Lead
Oxfordshire CCG (Jan 2015 – present)
• Manage High Cost Drugs meetings pertaining to a budget circa £15m
• Involved in Service Redesign for the benefit of patients eg Opthalmology Service Redesign, DVT pathway
• Deputise for Deputy Director
• Proactive panel member and provide complex medicines management advice to the Individual Funding
Requests (IFR) Panel
• Coach and mentor team members
• During my own time , I have written a chapter for the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy – due to be
published this year

Principal Pharmacist – Governance
South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust (April 2012 – Dec 2014)
• Leading the Medicines Management Governance Agenda for the Trust
• Putting patient safety at the heart of the service
• Deputised for the Head of Pharmacy
• Leading the innovative project – Pharmacist Independent Prescribers
• Leading on new business such as – Aston University Pharmacy Service Level Agreement
• Leading and setting up education and training programme for Aston University Pharmacy students
• Leading trustwide Drug and Therapeutic Committee

Lead Pharmacist - Women's Services
University Hospitals Birmingham (Jan 2010 – March 2012)
• Leading the pharmacy service to the Birmingham Women’s Hospital (BWH)
• Leading and motivating a team of pharmacists and technicians
• Successfully implementing a ward based pharmacy service
• Producing guidelines, protocols and business cases
• Providing Specialist advice to the Neonatal Clinicians and nurses including participating in ward rounds on
the Neonatal Intensive Care unit
• Involved in the education, training and mentoring of the pharmacy team covering the BWH and education
sessions for junior doctors

Senior Pharmaceutical Advisor – Acute Commissioning
Hertfordshire PCTs (May 2008 – Jan 2010)
• Senior pharmacist supporting the Hertfordshire Medicines Management Committee including preparing and
presenting complex evidence based summaries
• Providing Medicines Management advice to IFR panel
• Successfully implemented a system for considering IFR requests
• Undertook GP practice work - provided specialist pharmaceutical advice to GPs and supported them with
achieving key performance indicators

Directorate Pharmacist - Acute Medicine
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich (Oct 2005-May 2008)
• Setting up and leading the Pharmacy Service to the Medical Directorate
• Leading, motivating and coaching a team of Pharmacists and Technicians
• Deputised for Deputy Chief Pharmacist
• Undertook Independent Prescriber course in Respiratory Medicine – COPD
• Led Tender for Hepatitis C drugs - generating significant cost savings
• Successfully set up an innovative ward based teaching sessions for junior pharmacists which was rolled out
to other areas
• Diploma tutor

Senior Pharmacist - Cardiac Services
Barts and The London NHS Trust (June 2004 – Sept 2005)
• Deputised for Senior Directorate Pharmacist for Cardiac Services
• Lead pharmacist for the London Chest Hospital (LCH) site
• Responded and led LCH pharmacy team for the 7th July London bombings
• Worked in the Heart Failure clinic to optimise therapy and undertook patient consultations
• Tutor for the Cardiology CAT module
• Took part in the training of pharmacists, nurses, doctors and patients

Clinical Pharmacist
Barts and The London NHS Trust, London (September 2002 to June 2004)
• Clinical pharmacy rotations in HIV and anticoagulation
• Provided detailed advice to patients on their HIV medicines including timing of doses, medication
administration prompt aids
• Ward based, satellite dispensary and outpatient clinic work
• Supervised, coached and mentored junior staff
• Facillitator, Pharmacy Practice and Problem Based Learning at The School of Pharmacy, University of
London

Additional Contributions:

Publications:
Written chapter for Oxford Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy - sold worldwide. Due to be published 2015: ‘Interface Issues between Primary and Secondary Care’.

Undertaken research:
• Gabapentin in the management of neuropathic pain. Oliver U, Virdee J 2004
• An Audit of Antibiotic Prescribing on Cardiothoracic wards at Barts and The London Heart Centre.Virdee J,
Antoniou S, Das S Sept 2005
• Use of Coxibs in patients admitted to Barts and The London Heart Centre, Virdee J Feb 2005
• Review of the use of Coxibs and Non-selective NSAIDs in patients admitted to Barts and the London Heart
Centre, Virdee J, June 2005

Education and training:
• Facillitator, Pharmacy Practice and Problem Based Learning at The School of Pharmacy, University of
London
• Leading education and training programme for Aston University Pharmacy undergraduates
• Diploma tutor for Practice Based Diploma, University of London
• Tutor for Cardiology and Respiratory Clinical Applied Therapeutic modules
• Teaching and training programme for junior doctors
• Undertaking training for nurses and patients (Cardiac and Pulmonary rehab).

Contribution to professional associations:
• United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association – Cardiology, Care of the Elderly
• London New Drugs Group – proactively involved
• Thames Valley Commissioning Pharmacists Group
• East of England Commissioning Pharmacists Group

Extracurricular:

Pilates, Yoga, Zumba, Bodyjam, Travelling.

In the media:

Written chapter for Oxford Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy - sold worldwide. Due to be published 2015: ‘Interface Issues between Primary and Secondary Care’.

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