Nina Barnett

Consultant Pharmacist for Older People, Medicines Use and Safety Team


Nina Barnett is a Consultant Pharmacist with a proven track record in both strategic and operational development relating to clinical pharmacy and clinical leadership in the area of older people. Nina has developed and delivered MSc level courses to health care professionals including care of older people and prescribing pharmacists at UCL School of Pharmacy and Kings College London, where she is currently a Visiting Professor. She has also designed and delivered health coaching training to consultants, GPs nurses, pharmacists and other health professionals. She has pioneered the use of coaching in pharmacy to optimising patient adherence and, with colleagues, designed a patient centred process for managing polypharmacy.

Her current work includes developing, implementing and validating the award winning integrated medicines support service (HSJ awards 2015) focussing on reducing risk of preventable medicines-related readmission for older people in both hospital and primary care. She is a national leader in use of patient centred approaches to medicines-related patient care.