|Mrs Shereen Amin (f)|
Shereen grew up in Chester and North Wales and moved to Manchester in 2005 to study Pharmacy at the University of Manchester, graduating in 2009. She undertook her pre-registration training year and following successful examination, qualified as a pharmacist in 2010. Shereen worked for a number of years in community pharmacy before joining the practice in 2015, where her role includes running medication review clinics and monitoring prescribing to ensure it is safe and cost-effective.
Shereen has since undertake further training to become a pharmacist independent prescriber in 2016. A pharmacist independent prescriber may prescribe autonomously for any condition within their clinic competence, in contrast to a supplementary prescriber who is only able to prescribe medicines in accordance with a pre-agreed care plan drawn up between a doctor and patient. Shereen is now authorised to make medication changed where she deems it appropriate, for example tweaking a patient's blood pressure medication to improve control, without needing to refer patients back to their GP. This helps to streamline patient care at the practice.