The Management of Pernicious Anaemia- a step in the right direction?
Dr Nicola Ward
Senior Lecturer, Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice, De Montfort University
Dr Nicola Ward is a senior lecturer in clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice at De Montfort University, Leicester. She worked as a hospital pharmacist in the East Midlands before moving into academia 7 years ago. One of her key areas of research and teaching is regarding patient experience and and how healthcare professionals can collaborate with their patients to improve outcomes, and she tries to involve patients in her teaching wherever possible. After being diagnosed with Pernicious Anaemia herself 4 years ago, she is keen to work to raise awareness of PA and vitamin B12 deficiency amongst pharmacists and is leading on some work with the PASOC to investigate the evidence base for the current UK recommended treatment schedule.