Ramandeep Sandhu

Teching Fellow, Pharmacy

ramandeep-sandhuSchool of Life & Health Sciences
Aston University, Aston Triangle
Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK

I completed my undergraduate MPharm at Aston in 2005, and went on to complete my pre-registration training at University Hospitals Birmingham. Having completed a varied pre-registration year in general medicine, mental health and paediatrics, I returned to Aston to do my Clinical Diploma progressing onto an MSc in Clinical Pharmacy.

I have since completed my MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice, and work part time at Aston as a clinical fellow, and in primary care as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner.

I have been in post as module co-ordinator of PH3611 (Applied Clinical Skills and Pharmacy Based Services). I have delivered teaching to all four years of the undergraduate programme. Working in primary care, I have introduced primary care placements to Aston’s MPharm for year 2 and 3 students. I have worked on incorporating inter-professional learning to the undergraduate degree with other disciplines and introduced a range of student engagement activities.

MPharm – Aston University 2005

MSc Clinical Pharmacy – Aston University 2008

Certificate in Independent Prescribing – Aston University 2013

MSc Advanced Clinical Practice – Aston University 2019

Certificate in Diabetes – Warwick Medical School 2019 Due completion July 2019

PG Cert – in progress

August 2018 – date: Pharmacist facilitator. Birmingham and Solihull Training Hub

February 2018 – date: Teaching Fellow. Aston University

October 2017 – date: Advanced Clinical Pharmacist. South Doc Services Virtual Centre and Walk in centre

September 2016 – date: Senior Clinical practice pharmacist

March 2016 - January 2018: Head of clinical services and governance. Independent Pharmacy Group

May 2013 - July 2016: Superintendent Pharmacist. Chemist Direct

June 2012 - October 2018: Lecturer and module lead for Pharmacology. Birmingham Metropolitan College.

July 2010 - June 2012: Practice pharmacist. Worcestershire and Coventry PCT.

April 2009 - December 2010: Pharmacist Advisor. NHS Direct.

April 2009 - December 2014: Pharmacist trainer.  Care Home Support Services

2006-2009 – Locum pharmacist (Community and Hospital)

  • Launched ‘Inspire’ for all Aston MPharm undergraduates, to engage students in self and career development.
  • I have worked closely with BPSA representatives to plan the BPSA annual conference at Aston University in 2020
  • Nominated for Aston Achievement Award for Enriching the Student Experience 2019
  • Pharmacist role development in primary care, care homes, digital health services provision
  • Integrated pre-registration training across all sectors
  • Inter-professional work placements and education
  • Student engagement
  • Substance Misuse

General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)

Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)

I run a regular youth club for youngsters to engage in activities serving the local community. In my spare time I provide voluntary educational support to primary and secondary school pupils. I am an active member of a charity that provides support and guidance to those in need.  I work closely with a lot of local schools to deliver educational support around health and wellbeing. I work closely with a lot of local schools to deliver educational support around health and wellbeing. 

Presented to the Pharmacy Education Conference, Manchester, 2019

  • Student perceptions and experiences of primary care GP placements during the undergraduate MPharm degree
  • Pharmacy and Optometry student views on Inter-professional learning to improve patient wellbeing
  • Student perceptions of inter-professional joint undergraduate student placements across the health science curriculums (Electronic poster of work in progress)