Miss Fay Al-Kudhairi


  • Pharmacy Manager- Nuffield Health Woking Hospital (05/2021- Present)
  • Lead Education & Training Pharmacist & Clinical Support- Band 8a- King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (06/2020-05/2021)
  • Education & Training Pharmacist- Medical Mentoring- Band 7- Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust (04/2018-04/2020)
  • Rotational Pharmacist- Band 6- Barts Health NHS Trust (08/2016 - 03/2018)
  • Pre-registration training pharmacist- Band 5- Barts Health NHS Trust (07/2015-07/2016)
  • Dispensing Assistant- Lloyds Pharmacy (02/2013 - 02/2015)

Academic responsibilities

Pharmacy Teaching Fellow


  • GSCEs- Maths, Food Technology, Spanish, Arabic, Additional Science, Science, ICT, Geography, English, Religious Education, English literature
  • AS Levels- Biology, Psychology, Chemistry, Maths
  • A2 Levels- Biology, Maths, Chemistry
  • Master of Pharmacy with Honours (MPharm)- 1st Class
  • Postgraduate Diploma in General Pharmacy Practice (PG DIP GPP)- Distinction
  • Statement of Teaching Proficiency (STP) Programme- Pass
  • Pharmacist Independent Prescribing- Pending

Teaching and learning

Nuffield Health

  • Supervisor for student pharmacy technician

King's College Hospital NHS Trust:

  • Pre-registration pharmacists' (PRP) educational programme director. Responsible for the management of the PRP training programme at KCH, adjusting to COVID pandemic

  • Leading on education and training of healthcare professionals within and outside the pharmacy department at the PRUH site

  • Delivering on-call training and induction to education and training session for new starters

  • Supervising band 6 and PRP day to day work, setting objectives and assessing, delegating to educational supervisors as appropriate

  • Developing learning material for individual trainees according to identified learning needs

Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust:

  • Planned and delivered teaching to pharmacy students at Kingston university, medical students from KCL, junior doctors, core medical trainee doctors, nurses, pre-registration pharmacists and pharmacists.

  • The groups I taught varied from one-on-one tuition, to small workshop group sizes of 15-30, to lecture theatres of up to 120 people.

  • Educational supervisor for international UEA pre-registration pharmacists, and line manager and educational supervisor for a newly qualified pharmacist.

Kingston University:

Student Associate Student Associate Training and Development Agency for Schools Training and Development Agency for School (Mar 2012 - Jul 2012): I participated in the student associates scheme through Kingston University (funded by the TDA) and was allocated to an academy secondary school for my placement.

The scheme enables university students to speak to young people in schools about their university experience, helping them to learn and raise their aspirations.

Participation in the scheme involved:

1) Completing a 15 hour training course- providing the necessary skills and knowledge to undertake the work at the school (teaching methods, lesson planning etc).

2) Undertaking the 15 day school based placement- I assisted the teachers in classes for children ages 11-16, planned and delivered two full lessons to year 9 students. I also planned and delivered a 1 hour raising aspirations higher education interactive session for a group of 30 GCSE students.

3) Completing a training entry portfolio including tasks linked to the 14 core goals of the scheme (linked to the qualified teacher status standards).

Qualifications and expertise

  • Statement of Teaching Proficiency (STP) Programme (UCL, Mar 2021)
  • Core Skills for Pharmacy Clinical & Educational Supervisors (HEE, Oct 2020)
  • Train the Trainer (Barts Health & UEA, Nov 2015 & Jun 2019)
  • OSCE assessor training (HEE, 2019)
  • Teaching Skills & Lesson Planning (KU, Jul 2012)
  • Conducting and presenting academic research (KU, Sept 2012)

Undergraduate courses taught


I undertook a Student Academic Development Research Associate Scheme (SADRAS) project funded by KU, entitled 'interprofessional education (IPE)' alongside two senior lecturers (Oct 2012- Apr 2013). The aim was to explore IPE activities being undertaken by other healthcare courses within Kingston University and St Georges University, and hence drive an ideal set of practices for IPE activities for the MPharm course at Kingston University. Results were presented to other academics via an academic poster presentation.

Currently supervising MPharm project on: Evaluating the perceptions and experiences of pharmacists in their roles as designated prescribing practitioners.


A Qualitative Study Exploring the Role of Pharmacists in Medical Student Training for the Prescribing Safety Assessment. By Fay Al-Kudhairi 1,Reem Kayyali 2,*,Vilius Savickas 2ORCID andNeel Sharma 3. https://www.mdpi.com/2226-4787/6/3/87 

Qualifications and expertise

  • Conducting & Presenting Academic Research (KU, Sept 2012)

Areas of specialism

  • Pharmacy professional practice
  • Interprofessional Education

Business, knowledge transfer and international

  • Managing pharmacy department- Nuffield Health Woking Hospital (private business). 

Industry links

  • CPPE
  • HEE

Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact

Nuffield Health- Woking Hospital

  • Delivering high quality pharmacy service to elective surgical wards, including providing advice to nurses & consultants.

  • Screening prescriptions & counselling inpatients & outpatients.

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust:

  • Providing clinical support across a variety of wards: surgery, neonatal unit, children's, gynaecology, care of the elderly, general medicine

Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust:

  • Provided clinical services daily on the stroke rehabilitation ward which allowed me to get involved as one of the many key members of the broad MDT and regularly discuss in-depth clinical and medication management issues with the junior and consultant doctors, nursing staff, and therapists, taking into account current practice evidence and appraising trial evidence with the doctors.
  • Trained in screening bespoke and SCAMP neonatal TPN, and general neonatal medicine, which allowed me to independently cover the neonatal intensive care unit.

Barts Health NHS Trust:

Acute admissions

-Based on a high turnover acute admissions ward exposed me to a vast range of clinical conditions.-Took accurate drug histories from a wide range of sources from a variety of patients.-Provided resident on-call service for 5 hospital sites during the six-month rotation. I developed time management, prioritisation of tasks, following up queries immediately, risk assessment, using professional judgement, knowledge of resources available, dealing with conflict and most importantly recognising my own limitations and knowing when to refer queries.

Dispensary (60%)/ Care of the Elderly (40%)

-As the dispensary pharmacist I dealt with outpatient clinics including HIV, haematology, oncology, paediatrics, ophthalmology, pre-operative assessment, hepatology, renal, ambulatory care, infectious diseases including TB, sexual health and endocrine. -I dealt with stock supply issues, unlicensed medicines and dispensary clinical queries.-I took on the role of dispensary lead on a few occasions. I developed my prioritisation skills whilst dealing with outpatient prescriptions, doctors' telephone queries, patients at the hatch with OTC clinical queries, and assisting in inpatient pharmacy. -Adapted practice during the national cyber-attack following loss of access to online chemotherapy records to ensure the outpatient chemotherapy service was running as smoothly and safely as possible. -I taught pre-registration pharmacists, summer students, and new staff in the dispensary.

-From the care of the elderly side of the rotation, I built upon the knowledge gained during the pre-registration year. I also covered the coronary care unit, A&E observation unit, maternity and gynaecology wards. -I delivered an IV therapy presentation to a group of 30 nurses.


-I covered a fast paced 47 bed surgical ward and remotely covering the theatres and day surgery unit.-I challenged prescribing outside of guidelines without evidence to back-up the prescribing.

Professional and scholarly affiliations

  • GPhC
  • RPS

Leadership and management

Pharmacy Manager (NH(:

Managing the pharmacy department• Delivering high quality pharmacy service to elective surgical wards, including providing advice to nurses & consultants. • Screening prescriptions & counselling inpatients & outpatients.• Leading, motivating & supervising a team of permanent & bank staff, ensuring staff have the appropriate competence to carry out their role• Planning & coordinating work across all departments (theatres, wards, outpatients, pre-assessment & radiology), including prioritising & reprioritising activities in response to changing circumstances. • Monitoring customer service feedback ensuring feedback is acted upon• Managing the team's resource (staff, supplies, equipment), ensuring appropriate resource is available, suggesting workforce requirements to meet objectives & seeking feedback to improve practice• Reviewing department stock lists• Responding to MHRA drug alerts & recalls• To review, develop, update & implement local policies, procedures & protocols for area of responsibility, in accordance with statutory & organisational requirements• Maintaining pharmacy records in accordance with organisational policies, procedures & statutory requirements• Providing pharmacy inductions for resident medical officers• Managing departmental budget, making recommendations for financial spend, ensuring cost effective prescribing & medication sourcing.• Assembling stock evaluations & clinical management reports• Undertaking audits/(cross)departmental reviews & following up actions• Representing the department internal & external meetings• Ensuring medicines are stored securely & in correct environmental conditions• Liaising with suppliers to procure pharmaceutical products maintaining accurate, legible & complete records, identifying & resolving any problems including national stock shortages• Reporting & investigating medication relating incidents• Supporting out of hours as required• Chairing quarterly medicines management forum.

Lead Education & Training Pharmacist and Clinical Support (KCH):

Pre-registration pharmacists' (PRP) educational programme director. Responsible for the management of the PRP training programme at KCH, adjusting to COVID pandemic• Leading on education and training of healthcare professionals within and outside the pharmacy department at the PRUH site

Providing principal education and training pharmacist with data on output, performance, and activity in relation to pharmacy trainees• Presenting ideas and receiving feedback at senior staff and clinical leads meetings in relation to the training and development of pharmacy staff• Develop strategies for obtaining trainee and patient feedback to inform local policy for pharmacy training and the local faculty group• Collaborate with pharmacy partners for cross-sector training opportunities• Supporting in the recruitment and selection of junior pharmacists and managing the recruitment of PRPs• Contributing to regional and national meetings to develop best practice in providing pharmacy training and development• Providing support and advice to line managers and educational supervisors of pharmacy trainees.• Line manage and educational supervision of STEP pharmacists (x2), provisionally registered pharmacists (x5) and PRP (x1)• Creating meeting agendas and disseminating meeting minutes/ action logs for pre-registration tutor meetings• Site lead member of the pharmacy research and audit group.• Deputising as site lead and weekend team lead

E&T pharmacist- Medical mentoring (LGT)

  • Led the local prescribing assessment for our new FY1 doctors. 
  • Participated in clinical audits: missed dose audit, medication safety walkabouts, controlled drug and antimicrobial prescribing audits.

Qualifications and expertise

  • Recruitment & Selection Training (LGT, May 2018)
  • Leadership Programme (KU, Dec 2012)
  • Public Speaking (KU, Feb 2013)
  • Making Feedback Work (KU, Feb 2013)
  • Running Effective Focus Groups (KU, Feb 2013)
  • Managing sickness and absence training (LGT, 2020)