Chief Operating Officer
Graham is Chief Operating Officer leading on administration and finance and edits our journals.
After his pre-registration year he worked in a District General Hospital as a drug information and ward pharmacist. He joined the pharmaceutical industry and worked for Allen & Hanburys Ltd in a range of roles before resigning in 1985 to become a community pharmacist in partnership with his wife. When their children were grown his wife assumed the leading clinical role and Graham developed a portfolio career including being a pharmaceutical adviser in Primary Care Trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups. He was employed by the Department of Health to work on their response to the Shipman Inquiry due to his expertise in Controlled Drugs, and subsequently advised CQC on the subject. For some years he was a member of the Department of Health’s Commercial Medicines Unit’s National Homecare Medicines Committee. He has completed a number of inquiries for NHS bodies into service and performance issues and holds a Master’s degree in medical law and ethics. He also has qualifications in teaching and implementing learning online. He was non-medical prescribing lead for his Trusts and has lectured on non-medical prescribing courses, in addition to being an independent prescriber himself.
Graham is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health and a Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management.
In his spare time he writes crime novels, frequently of a disconcertingly violent nature. A proud member of the Crime Writers Association and the Historical Writers Association, Graham has been shortlisted three times for the Association's Debut Dagger award, in 2011, 2014 and 2016, without ever winning it, a record of failure unparalleled in the CWA's history. Eleven of his novels have now been published with more on the way (unless we can keep him very busy).