Consultant Pharmacist in Primary Care and Diabetes at Dacorum GP Federation
Charles is an experienced advanced clinical Pharmacist with a special interest in diabetes and obesity management. He holds postgraduate Master’s degrees in clinical pharmacy and Diabetes.
His experience to date has demonstrated the central role that effective psycho-social plus clinical management plans can play in managing and reducing the human and economic cost of diabetes. However, he recognises that knowing how to manage long-term conditions as complex as diabetes is often a source of confusion for people living with the condition and the healthcare professionals who provide them a service.
Charles’s main goal as a Clinical Champion is to build a collaborative clinical network with local community pharmacies and also develop a chronic disease review consultation aid to improve patient engagement especially in the areas of managing diabetes distress, medicine adherence, and promoting measurable and realistic physical activity and diet behavioural changes via action plans. His secondary goal would be to work together with local stakeholders to improve prevention screening and address health literacy barriers such as language.