LEAD PHARMACIST AND CONTROLLED DRUG ACCOUNTABLE OFFICER
Rachel is a pharmacist with over 15 years experience of clinical governance and commissioning in the NHS and third sector. She is passionate about ensuring the safe and effective use of medicines at Awakn through the development of robust medication policies and procedures.
Rachel was awarded a PhD for her research into the pharmaceutical care of people who misuse drugs and has a particular interest in the use of psychedelic compounds to treat addictions and mental health disorders.
Rachel’s role is to ensure that Awakn Clinics fulfill their responsibilities and requirements as the providers of CQC regulated activity and holders of Home Office Controlled Drug Licences. She ensures that the clinic staff have knowledge, skills and procedures to safely prepare and administer medication to clients and is responsible for auditing services to ensure that they comply with Awakn’s Medicines Policy. Additionally, Rachel ensures that the clinics are supplied with medication in accordance with the legal requirements.
In her spare time, Rachel is a senior member of the ‘The Loop’ - an organisation committed to establishing ‘drug checking’ services as a method of reducing the harm posed by illicit use of drugs.
When not at work she can be found cruising the canals of the UK on her narrowboat.
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