Professor Nina Barnett, Consultant Pharmacist, Visiting Professor Kingston University, UK, London


Person-centred consultations with pharmacy professionals offer patients an opportunity to make the most of the medicines they choose to take to improve their health. These consultations actively include patients in decision making about their own therapy contributing to better adherence to therapeutic regimen, increased medication safety and empowers individuals to make informed health and lifestyle choices. The use of shared decision making as part of this approach offers an optimal combination of an evidence based and patient centred approach, recognising that what is important to the clinician is not necessarily important to the patient and vice versa. Tools, structures and frameworks can be helpful in supporting effective person-centred consultations and shared decision making to promote implementation and embedding in everyday practice.


Nina Barnett is a Consultant Pharmacist, prescriber and coach with over 25 years’ experience in NHS pharmacy practice, specialising in teaching and providing clinical leadership in the area of older people. As a national leader, Nina has pioneered the use of a coaching approach to medicines-related consultations in pharmacy practice, developing and delivering health coaching training to pharmacy, multidisciplinary and lay national and international audiences. Nina's approach embeds shared decision making and person-centred care to optimise medicines through structured medication review, including minimising inappropriate polypharmacy and promoting safe deprescribing.  In addition, Nina has also developed and delivered a novel method of group-based wellbeing support for health professionals. She is a Visiting Professor at Kingston University, London, with PhD in “Developing a person-centred approach to pharmacy practice” and has published widely in international journals. Nina created and led an award-winning service for reducing risk of preventable medicines-related readmission in older people.

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The School of Pharmacy Seminar Series involves regular formal presentations of high-quality scholarly work with broad appeal.

The wider School community is invited to attend, including academic and professional staff, special guests, visitors, as well as HDR, postgraduate, masters and honours students.


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