sharon Pfleger

OHBP Co-Founder

sharon.pfleger@nhs.scot

Sharon works for NHS Highland in Inverness as a Consultant in Pharmaceutical Public Health. She combines a degree in Pharmacy and training and registration in Public Health to consider the use of pharmaceuticals (medicines) at a population level.  In this role she provides professional leadership and highly specialist advice on pharmaceutical public health (PPH) issues, is responsible for leading the development and implementation of PPH policy and long term strategy for NHSH by defining the pharmaceutical needs of the population and develop, implement and evaluate interventions and services for health improvement/gain. Essentially, she’s working at strategic level to support improved health of our public if medicines are required ensuring that they are used in a safe and effective manner. This can cover many aspects from defining what the needs of the population are with respect to medicines, planning the rollout of the COVID vaccination programme, medicines governance, pandemic planning and sustainable healthcare services and teaching the next generation of pharmacists. Her portfolio at present is focussed on reducing the environmental harm caused by healthcare, especially pharmaceuticals in the environment.

Visiting Professor, The Robert Gordon University, School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences (UK)
(2021)

Advanced Specialist Credentialing, Alliance for Water Stewardship (UK)
(2021)

Master of Public Health (Distinction), University of Nottingham (UK)
(2001)