Janette Stephenson

Medicine Optimisation Programme Lead

Medicine Optimisation Programme

Janette has spent the majority of her career in the NHS. She is a registered pharmacist with extensive experience in both secondary and primary care pharmacy, working in a range of hospitals before moving to primary care pharmacy in 1999. Previous roles have included Head of Medicines Management for South of Tyne and Wear PCT, North East SHA Pharmaceutical Advisor. Until June 2019 Janette was lead for NECS Medicines Optimisation team providing pharmaceutical advice and consultancy services to a range of commissioning organisations and medicines support services within GP practices. In her role as AHSN Medicines Optimisation Workstream Lead, Janette heads a small team with oversight of a range of innovative projects aimed at improving patient outcomes by optimising the ways that medicines are used within the NHS.

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