Miss Denise Rabbette
Denise Rabbette registered as a Pharmacist in 1996. After completing a clinical diploma and moving into primary care and community services, she supported the Metropolitan Police to develop PGDs for use by nurses in custody suites before accepting a position as the Head of Medicines Management where she developed a support structure for non medical prescribers and embedded protected time in the workplace for reflective practice. In 2006 she emigrated to Egypt and worked as the healthcare correspondent for ‘Sharm Reality Magazine’ which was a lifestyle magazine intended for tourists and the ex-patriate population. On her return to the UK she took a position as a QoF assessor and PRIMIS facilitator and worked within Care Homes to reduce anticholinergic burden, reducing the use of antipsychotics and deprescribing. In 2015 she qualified as a prescriber and this led to the development of clinics for pain and atrial fibrillation management within GP practices. This opportunity then led to a position as an Associate Lecturer at the Medway School of Pharmacy. Currently she teaches Evidence Based Medicine on the Post Graduate Certificate in Independent and Supplementary Prescribing. In 2016 she returned to a role as the Head of Medicines Optimisation taking responsibility for ensuring that the CCG commissions pathways and treatments that have clinical and cost effectiveness at their heart. Medicines Optimisation is about ensuring people get the right choice of medicines, at the right time, and are engaged in the process by their clinical team. As the clinical lead for medicines safety, deprescribing and antimicrobial stewardship are high on the agenda and is now being driven by the WHO medication without harm campaign.