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First pharmacist to lead training initiatives for critical care professionals: Reena Mehta

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Spearheading the educational efforts and training initiatives for the Intensive Care Society, Reena Mehta ,the first pharmacist, to also chair education committee
Reena Mehta, consultant pharmacist in the Critical Care team at NHS King’s College Hospital, has been announced as chair of the Learning Division for the Intensive Care Society.

Mehta took up the post with effect from 8th April, and is the first pharmacist to hold the role of Chair of the Learning Division within the Society.

“It is a privilege to be part of the Society and support its life-saving work to enhance our understanding of critical illness and deliver better care to patients,”

“The intensive care community is made up of multiple professions, each playing a vital role within the critical care team, and I am extremely proud to be the first pharmacist appointed to this important role.”

In her role as chair of the Learning Division, Mehta will oversee the content of the Society’s study days and be responsible for exploring new opportunities for the Intensive Care Society to provide training for our multi professional intensive care community.

She will also act as chair of its Education committee.

“I am passionate about making sure learning opportunities are multi-disciplinary, and I look forward to helping the Society be the best it can be in advancing the care of critically ill patients,” Mehta further added.

The Society president Steve Mathieu said, “We are delighted to appoint Reena as our first Pharmacist Chair of the Learning Division.”

“Reena brings a huge wealth of experience, talent and innovation with education and learning,” she continued.

Sandy Mather, chief executive of the Society added “As the largest multi-professional intensive care organisation in the UK, we are able to use the breadth of knowledge of our members to develop and deliver quality education.”

She further added that they also provide ” short courses to advance our understanding and improve patient care and experience across all of our professional groups.”

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