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Graham Phillips

Superintendent pharmacist of Manor Pharmacy Group.nnGraham Phillips is a second-generation pharmacist, and Managing Director of the award-winning Manor Pharmacy Group, of seven pharmacies in Hertfordshire plus one in Kent. Qualifying in 1982, his increasing interest in extended pharmacy roles led him to undertake a post-graduate clinical diploma at what is now known as King’s College School of Pharmacy in 1997. Having completed his diploma he now enjoys strong practice and research links with the School of Pharmacy, University of Hertfordshire. Working collaboratively with the School, Graham has developed the “teaching pharmacy” concept – the pharmacy equivalent of the GP Teaching Practice. This has borne significant fruit resulting most recently in the publication of a paper on the role of community pharmacy in Type-2 diabetes. He has worked with GPs and in Primary Care widely for fifteen years, including as a PCT Prescribing Lead, and PEC and Board member. He wants to see much-closer working relationships with GPs. He has been involved in pharmacy politics at local and national level, for 15 years including four years on the Council of the RPSGB – three as chair of the Education Committee. He sat on the RPS English Pharmacy Board. Graham has had a long-term interest in Public Health: he has been involved with NHS cancer-reform strategy and sits on the board of the National Obesity Forum. He was also a member of the Healthy Living Pharmacy reference group. Manor Pharmacy Group has won a numerous local and national awards – notably they were runners-up in the PJ “Care Awards” 2009. In November 2012 Graham was awarded “Leader of the Year” at the Pharmacy Business awards; Sameena Ashraf, one of Manor Pharmacy Group’s latest cohort, was awarded “Pre Registration Trainee of the Year” at the same awards. Graham was made a Fellow of the RPSGB in 2009.