We are delighted that another two of our long-standing members have successfully recredentialed with the College.
Denise Taylor and Svetlana Jankovic have demonstrated their continuing expertise in mental health pharmacy, by presenting evidence of their recent work and professional development.
Denise Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology at the University of Bath. She is a well-known figure in CMHP circles having served on CMHP Council for several years, including as President from 2012-2014.
Denise plays an important role in educating students about mental health issues. She says: "I have the opportunity to ignite undergraduate and postgraduate student passions about mental health and how each individual can improve someones life just by caring enough to talk to them as an individual and then follow that through with individualised medication regimen as well as non-pharamcological approaches to care.
"At a national level being credentialed by the College allows my voice to count when contributing to policy documents or guidance development and this then supports the growth of the College as a serious contender in the mental health arena. The work is hugely rewarding."
You can find out more about Denise's work on her web page: http://www.bath.ac.uk/pharmacy/contacts/academics/denise_taylor/
Svetlana Jankovic is Lead Pharmacist at West London Mental Health Trust. She contributes to patients' recovery, education and experience and says that one of the most rewarding parts of her role is seeing that some of her interventions make a difference.
When asked about being credentialed, Svetlana says: "Apart from the personal achievement, being credentialed by the College means being recognised by my peers and MDT colleagues as one of the experts in the mental health field."
CMHP Assistant Registrar Roz Gittins congratulated both Denise and Svetlana on their achievements, and was happy to inform them that their applications to be recredentialed had been approved. Credentialed members are required to recredential every five years to demonstrate that they are continuing to practice at an expert level.
To find out more about credentialing and the recredentialing process please read: