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Mrs Farrah Khan

Advanced Practice & Non Medical Prescribing

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I’m a paediatric pharmacist with over 30 years’ experience in primary, secondary and tertiary care across London. During this time, I have held various senior roles at Whipps Cross University Hospital and at the Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust. In addition, I’ve been a guest lecturer on the LSBU Non-Medical Prescribing (NMP) course since its inception in 2003, subsequently joining the NMP academic team in 2016. I am now Associate Professor Pharmacotherapeutics, teaching on the adult and paediatric NMP modules. As well as contributing to the overall programme, I am responsible for preparing and co-ordinating the pharmacology exam.

I have continued to maintain links with Bart’s Health NHS Trust and cover occasional shifts for the paediatric pharmacy team. Other external links include being a committee member of the Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group (NPPG) where I regularly contribute to their education, training and research agendas. I also now lead the NPPG Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Sub-group.

Apart from the NPPG, I have worked with National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). I have been a member of the GPhC Standard Setting Panel since 2015. This panel is responsible for standardising the pharmacist pre-registration exam in the UK. More recently I became a Director at the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association.


• Committee member – Neonatal & Paediatric Pharmacists Group

• Honorary Lecturer – University College London School of Pharmacy

• Senior Paediatric Pharmacist, Bank Staff – Barts Health NHS Trust

• Standard Setting Panel member – General Pharmaceutical Council

• Director, Education Support – UK Clinical Pharmacists Association


• 2014 – 2016: Head of Medicines Information & Paediatric

Formulary, Barts Health NHS Trust

• Advisor to NICE for Evidence Summaries of Unlicensed and Off-

label Medicines (EUSOM)

• Clinical Professional Advisor to Care Quality Commission

• Chair – London Neonatal and paediatric Pharmacists Group


• Master’s research thesis – Continuing Education: Pharmacists’

Views and Perspectives – University College London School of


• Chaired the NPPG 2020 Grant Adjudicating Panel for the biannual

NPPG research award of £50,00

• Member of the NPPG Research and Publications sub-group, which

involves reviewing and adjudication abstracts, posters and

presentations for the annual NPPG conference

• Clinical & educational supervisor for MSc projects at the

University College London School of Pharmacy and London South

Bank University:

• Can dose-banding help to reduce prescribing errors in a

paediatric A&E?

• Medication errors in Critical Care – systematic review


• Pharmacy Practice, Primary and Secondary Care

• Applied Pharmacology and Therapeutics

• Paediatrics including neonatology

• Complexities of medicines reconciliation, renal and hepatic

dosage adjustments, management and peer mentoring

• Medicines management, critical appraisal & medicines evaluation,

medicines information and guideline creation & publication