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Who We Are

The School of Medicines Optimisation is a multi-professional school which works together with stakeholders on medicines education and training with a wide range of staff across all workforce groups in health and social care, to support patients to improve outcomes from medicines use.

Professor Liz Kay

Head of School

Professor of Pharmaceutical Care                                                                    
Clinical Director                                                                                                
Medicines Management & Pharmacy Services                                            
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust   

E: liz.kay1@nhs.net

Personal Assistant: cheryl.mitchell@nhs.net

T: 0113 3926290       

Gill Risby

Operational Lead

Key Functions: Pharmacy Technical & Support Staff Development,  Preregistration Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Assistants / Apprenticeships, Pharmacy Technician Accreditations, Pharmaceutical Science, Trainees requiring additional support

E: gill.risby@hee.nhs.uk

T: 07920 873 024


Helen Silcock

Training Programme Director

Key Functions: Post-registration Pharmacists, Foundation Training

E: helen.silcock@nhs.net

T: 0113 2066230

Sally Bower

Training Programme Director

Key Functions: Primary Care - CCG, LA, Social Care, Community Pharmacy and Primary Care Programme

E: sallybower@nhs.net

T: 0113 8435452


Melinda Presland

Training Programme Director

Key Functions: Primary Care Community Pharmacy

E: melinda.presland@nhs.net

T: 07816 645450

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