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Vicky Chaplin

Vicky Chaplin

Pharmacy Genomics Lead, NHS England
Vicky is the Pharmacy Genomics Lead for the Genomics Unit at NHS England. She and her team work in collaboration with the NHS GMS Alliances’ Pharmacy Leads and other key stakeholders to embed genomic medicine into mainstream care, and enable patients to realise the benefits of medicines optimisation driven by genomic and diagnostic characterisation. This lead role is also part of the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer’s Pharmacy Advisory Group ensuring the work is coordinated across pharmacy and medicines developments across the NHS and government. During her career, Vicky has worked across various sectors of pharmacy in the NHS, including primary care, secondary care and community pharmacy as well as in regional and national roles supporting medicines optimisation and the use of medical devices, including digital therapeutics. Her specialist area of interest is diabetes, and she holds postgraduate qualifications in clinical pharmacy, as an independent prescriber, and in health economics. She is a member of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics and has worked in various areas of digital health for many years; she currently supports the Genomics Unit in a Clinical Safety Officer role. She has also worked as a Medical Advisor in the pharmaceutical industry, with a significant part of her role focusing on the intersection of medicines, medical devices and digital tools.

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