Expertise in mental health pharmacy

Congratulations to Jules Haste and Hannah Macfarlane who have both successfully recredentialled with the College. They are demonstrating a high level of expertise in their work as mental health pharmacists.

Jules Haste is Lead Mental Health Pharmacist (Brighton & Hove), working for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Assistant Registrar, Jonathan Cavan commented on the evidence Jules submitted, saying "the work within her organisation for gaining funding for additional mental health pharmacy resource, as well as her recent publication within the Pharmaceutical Journal were most impressive."

Hannah Macfarlane is a Clinical Tutor in Psychiatric Pharmacy at Aston University, and lead clinical pharmacist for secure and complex care at the Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (BSMHFT). She is also the Education lead on the CMHP Council.

When asked what she finds rewarding about working in mental health pharmacy and what it means to go through the credentialling process, Hannah says: "The most rewarding thing about my role (at Aston, BSMHFT and CMHP) is being involved in the education and development of pharmacists who are then able to apply that learning and development in order to optimise patient care.  For me, being credentialled allows me to feel secure that both my clinical practice and teaching are carried out with a suitable level of expertise."

Jonathan says: "Hannah provided an innovative and reflective body of work as well as demonstrating her significant role in educating the credentialled mental health pharmacists of the future!"

Credentialling is our process for assessing members' knowledge and experience; it demonstrates that they are experts in the field of mental health pharmacy. Credentialled members are full members of the College and can carry the post-nominals MCMHP. Members are required to recredential every five years to show that they are continuing to apply their knowledge and skills with a high level of expertise.

For more information about the Credentialling process, please visit:

For the list of Credentialled Members, please see the list on the web page: Credentialled members



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