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Yousaf Ahmad is the Chief Pharmacist for the largest independent healthcare organisation in NHS England, and a member of a number of professional bodies including UKCPA, RPS, British Pain Society, International Pharmaceutical Federation and Commonwealth Pharmacy Association.
He has extensive experience in hospital pharmacy and is passionate about pharmacy practice, workforce transformation and the integration of pharmacy teams in all sectors of care.
Before moving to NHS England, Yousaf held a number of senior positions within NHS Scotland including Specialist Clinical Pharmacist and Lead Pharmacist across some of the largest acute hospitals.
Within some of these roles, Yousaf was able to forge some great links and work plans with Secondary Care and Primary Care pharmacists, both within the community and in GP practice, with a focus at developing care models/pathways for patients with long-term conditions.
Yousaf has also spent time as a pharmacist internationally within the Gulf countries. During his work in the Middle East, Yousaf was able to build on some of the foundations of pharmaceutical care practice in these countries at that time and share some of the developed pharmacy practices from the UK with pharmacists around the globe.
Yousaf champions progressive leadership within the profession and believes pharmacists can play a leading role in the healthcare delivery similar to peers from medical and nursing backgrounds.