Bethan Lewis - Clinical Practice Pharmacist

Bethan Lewis – Clinical Practice Pharmacist
Qualified Aston University, Birmingham 1996

Bethan joined Air Balloon Surgery in July 2007.

She has a valuable and innovatory role for a pharmacist within a doctor’s surgery. Bethans role as Clinical Practice Pharmacist includes:

  • Running review clinics for patients with chronic kidney disease, hypertension, high cholesterol levels and epilepsy
  • General medication reviews
  • Home visits for patients unable to get to the surgery for reviews
  • Medication reviews with nursing home patients
  • Organising compliance aids for patients
  • Reviewing medication changes after hospital discharge
  • Audit work to ensure the practice is using the most cost effective and evidence based treatment
  • Completing work for the Bristol NHS prescribing incentive scheme 

After qualifying, Bethan completed a pre-registration year at Bristol Royal Infirmary.  She obtained her Clinical Pharmacy Diploma at St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester after gaining experience in many different aspects of clinical pharmacy.  She moved back to Bristol in 1999 where she worked first, Bethan then spent six years at Frenchay hospital, working on all medical and surgical wards.  The final 4 years were spent working as the Neurosciences Directorate Pharmacist. 

Bethan joined Bristol NHS as the Specialist Pharmacist in Epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease in 2005.  She qualified as a non-medical independent prescriber in 2006 and as Clinical Practice Pharmacist.