Sara Arenas-Lopez, Lda Farmacia, MRPharmS, MSc, FCPP
Sara is the Consultant Pharmacist-Paediatric Critical Care.
She graduated as a pharmacist in 1995 from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. She was awarded 2 grants, to work in Bolivia (Universidad San Andres de La Paz) and The Netherlands to perform research in pharmaceutical technology at Utrecht University. Since 1997, she trained as a hospital pharmacist at the William Harvey and Great Ormond Street Hospitals.
In 1999 and 2001, she carried out a collaborative project with the Zimbabwean Ministry of Health to help developing paediatric pharmacy services and, along with a project in paediatric intensive care in 2002, gained a Masters Degree in Clinical Pharmacy from Brighton University.
For the past 11 years she has worked at the Evelina London Children's Hospital, as a Senior Paediatric Pharmacist. During this time she was seconded to the European Medicines Agency to work as a Scientific Paediatric coordinator for the Paediatric Committee evaluating Paediatric Investigational Plans and participating in the Formulation Working Group. She returned to the hospital as a Consultant Pharmacist for Paediatric Critical Care in May 2010.
She collaborates as external expert for the European Medicines Agency and is also a Honorary Senior Lecturer for The School of Pharmacy London University and King’s College London with extensive experience teaching nationally and internationally to medical, nursing and pharmacy professionals.
Steve Tomlin, BPharm, MRPharmS, ACPP
Steve is the Consultant Pharmacist – Children’s Services with nearly 20 years experience in Paediatric Pharmacy practice.
He graduated from Nottingham University in 1988 and has held several paediatric roles within London teaching hospitals. Much of his time is spent in a strategic clinical capacity, but he still has a ward based role and a large teaching commitment both within and external to the Hospital on various aspects of paediatric clinical and strategic pharmacy.
He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the School of Pharmacy, London University and King’s College London University with teaching and research roles. As Professional Secretary of the Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group (NPPG) he works closely with the Government and Royal Colleges in the UK. He is lead clinical pharmacist for the London research Network under the National Medicines for Children’s Research Network.
Steve is also a pharmacy advisor to Allergy UK Advisory Board and Children’s Hospices UK and lead for medicines on the national Paediatric Health Safety Board.
With a strong interest in compliance he is lead Pharmacist for Medicines Information for the Medicines Committee of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
Will Thornhill, BSc, MRPharmS
Will is the Clinical Services Manager at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital with 11 years in pharmacy practice; also holding a degree in biochemistry,from Trinity College Dublin.
He has worked at Guys & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust as a pharmacist since 1998.
He started his career in pharmacy as a resident pharmacist progressing to a career in paediatric pharmacy. He has been specialising in paediatric nephrology for the last 8 years.
During his time in paediatrics he has built on his experience in the areas of Cardiology, Neurology, Metabolics, Intensive care, Neonates and general paediatrics.
He is actively involved in leading and personally involved in the training and education of pharmacy, nursing, medical and other healthcare staff. He regularly contributes to teaching of medical students and undergraduate pharmacy students.