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Professor Mike Scott

Professor Mike Scott, BSc PhD Cert Health Econ FPSNI has held a number of positions within the hospital service sector of the Health and Social Care System in Northern Ireland since registration in 1982. He was awarded a PhD in Pharmacology in 1982. In 1994 he established the first academic practice unit in the province in conjunction with the Queens University of Belfast. He has published numerous full papers and made many conference presentations worldwide. He has also led teams that have won national and regional awards relating to medicines management and infectious diseases work. In 2004 he was made a fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland. In June 2009 he was made an honorary Professor of Pharmacy Practice at QUB. He was awarded the Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists gold medal for outstanding contribution to the health service at national level in 2010. In 2014 he received the special achievement award from the Ulster Chemists Association for outstanding contribution to the development of pharmacy in Northern Ireland. He is currently Head of Pharmacy and Medicines Management in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust based at the Pharmacy and Medicines Management Centre, Antrim Area Hospital. In April 2015 he became the Director of the Northern Ireland Regional Medicines Optimisation Innovation Centre (MOIC) based in the Northern Health & Social Care Trust. In 2016 he was awarded the United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2018 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Northern Ireland Healthcare Awards. He is also on the editorial board of both Pharmacy Management and Hospital Pharmacy European Journal. He was a member of the SIMPATHY Consortium. This EU 3rd Health programme grant considered Polypharmacy and Adherence in Europe and included 10 EU partners. He is also a member of the expert groups contributing to the WHO 3rd Global Challenge Medication Without Harm.