Health Service Journal Award for Haringey pharmacist

North Central London CCG is delighted to announce that Haringey pharmacist Jalak Shukla has been awarded ‘Clinical Leader of the Year’ at this year’s Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards.

Jalak, from Federated4Health – Haringey’s GP federation, was recognised for her extraordinary leadership in embedding a new clinical pharmacist workforce into primary care across the 36 GP surgeries in Haringey.

Clinical pharmacists are a key part of the general practice team in Haringey’s primary care networks, working alongside GPs and nurses, seeing patients and using their expertise to get the best health outcomes for people from medicines.

The judges praised Jalak for her ‘outstanding implementation’ of embedding pharmacists in general practice which ‘clearly encouraged others to overcome challenges in leadership, moving to more professionally diverse clinical leadership in primary care’.

Dr Will Zermansky, Medical Director for Federated4health said ‘We are delighted with the national recognition for Jalak’s hard work, dedication and innovation. Her exemplary leadership has resulted in establishing an extremely effective pharmacy team, with her approach being adopted as best practice beyond Haringey. We are so proud of Jalak and her team.’

We would also like to congratulate Federated4Health’s Clinical Pharmacy Team who were shortlisted for ‘Workforce Initiative of the Year’.

The HSJ Awards recognises healthcare service excellence in the UK. For more information on this year’s awards, including all the winners, please visit the HSJ website.