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Deborah Leese

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Deborah Leese

Clinical Practice Pharmacist/lead pharmacist for respiratory Sheffield CCG

Deborah qualified as a pharmacist in 2000 with a first class degree. She has had a varied career starting off in community pharmacy and moving on to regional and national training roles within Lloyds Pharmacy and then into primary care in 2009, holding clinical pharmacist roles for Sheffield PCT, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Commissioning Support Unit and most recently for the Medicines Optimisation team at Sheffield CCG. In 2016 Deborah qualified as a pharmacist independent prescriber and during that training chose respiratory as her clinical area of interest. She was appointed as respiratory lead for the Sheffield CCG Medicines Management Team in 2016. Since then she has led on many pieces of respiratory work such as the development of the Sheffield asthma guideline and the Sheffield COPD inhaled corticosteroid withdrawal protocol. She has also developed many initiatives for inhaler optimisation for the city. Deborah is a member of the PCRS Service Development Committee and Conference Organising Committee and is a core member of the Asthma Right Care team. She has contributed to various PCRS documents including Asthma Guidelines in Practice – A PCRS consensus. She has a passion for respiratory care and is focussed at putting the patient at the centre of care. Outside of work Deborah likes to go to play hockey and run having run 3 full marathons including her favourite, the London marathon. She also likes to spend time with her family and particularly enjoys travelling.

Date and Time Session Stream type Role
Friday 24th September
1605-1650
Movement and activity as a prescription for health Online Stream 2 Chair