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PIP editorial board member in focus – Dr Toby Capstick

The Pharmacy in Practice editorial board is an advisory group who help to guide the direction of the content of this site. The role of the editorial board is vital to ensure that all materials produced are of the highest standard. Although the board members do not have direct input into the creation of the content they will help steer the future direction and give robust feedback when appropriate.


In the coming weeks, we will feature each editorial board member and showcase their career highlights.


Dr Toby Capstick




After qualifying in 2000 Toby has had a number of hospital pharmacy jobs including roles in professional development and advanced clinical pharmacist in rheumatology. He currently works as an advanced clinical pharmacist in respiratory medicine in Leeds teaching hospitals NHS trust.


In this role, he provides advanced and highly specialist pharmaceutical care to patients with respiratory diseases in both an inpatient and outpatient setting.


He is an independent pharmacist prescriber at ward and clinic level.


His current interests include asthma, COPD, tuberculosis, inhaler technique training, medicines optimisation and adherence.


His current role involves working in the Leeds Difficult Asthma Clinic, where he is currently researching the role and effectiveness of pharmacists across the primary and secondary care interface in improving asthma control and quality of life in patients with difficult asthma.


He has worked with clinicians in the Leeds Tuberculosis clinic since 2007, where he promotes patient education and adherence to ensure that antituberculosis drugs are used effectively.


Previous research has centred around scoping problems concerning the availability of suitable drugs for treating tuberculosis and identifying measures to ensure consistent drug supplies with a multi-disciplinary working group.


He has provided education to a wide range of healthcare professionals across primary and secondary care on a regional and national level on a range of subjects, included inhaler technique, asthma, COPD, pharmacology and tuberculosis.


He has been chair of the UK Clinical Pharmacy association respiratory group since 2014.

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