Pharmacy Team

Lindsey Argo (Pharmacist)

Masters Degree in Pharmacy from University of Nottingham (2003), Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy - Derby University 2006, Independent Prescribing Qualification - University of Leeds (2008), Advanced Physical Assessment and Consultation Skills - Sheffield Hallam University (2017), National GP Pharmacist Training Pathway - CPPE (completed 2018)

I undertook my undergraduate degree in Nottingham and completed my training at Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation Trust. Since then I have worked in hospital pharmacy in both Derby and Chesterfield and have worked in a variety of hospital specialties including gastroenterology, palliative care, anticoagulation and OPAT (IV antibiotics at home).

I moved to work at Royal Primary in 2016 as a practice based pharmacist as part of the first wave of a National Pilot to increase the number of clinical pharmacist working in GP surgeries. I very much enjoy my patient facing role and am committed to ensuring safe medication use and best patient care. The majority of my work includes medication reviews and medication related problems, queries and monitoring.

Alicia Gray (Pharmacist)

I graduated with a master's degree in pharmacy in 2015 and completed my pre-registration year in community pharmacy, qualifying in 2016. I then practised in community pharmacy for around a year before moving to secondary care (hospital pharmacy) where I spent 4 years as a clinical pharmacist. This is my first role in a GP setting and my main duties here include carrying out medication reviews and dealing with medication queries. 

Rebecca Cox (Pharmacist)

I graduated from the University of Nottingham pharmacy school in 2006 and completed my registration as a pharmacist at Chesterfield Royal hospital trust in 2007. I have experience working in community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, and have practiced in New Zealand. I made the transition into primary care in 2019 and joined RPC in 2021. I became an independent prescriber in 2022. 

Thomas Lowery (Pharmacist)

I undertook my training at Sheffield Royal Hospital and my first job as a qualified pharmacy technician was at Guys Hospital London where I gained valuable experience working in a busy teaching hospital pharmacy.


I have also worked at Queen Elizabeth II hospital in Welwyn Garden City as well as Chesterfield Royal Hospital.


In 2003 I moved to work at Derbyshire PCT as a medication review technician and in 2005 took up the position as dispensary manager at Evelyn Medical Centre in Hope.


After 5 years I went on to position of dispensary manager at Bakewell Medical Centre where I stayed until June 2018. I took up my present position as pharmacy technician with Royal Primary Care in September 2018.


This was a new role for RPC to trial additional help to pharmacists and be able to make best use of the different skills available within the pharmacy team
I enjoy working as part of the team helping patients get the best outcome from taking their medicines.

Liz Bradwell (Pharmacy Technician)

I undertook my training at Sheffield Royal Hospital and my first job as a qualified pharmacy technician was at Guys Hospital London where I gained valuable experience working in a busy teaching hospital pharmacy.


I have also worked at Queen Elizabeth II hospital in Welwyn Garden City as well as Chesterfield Royal Hospital.


In 2003 I moved to work at Derbyshire PCT as a medication review technician and in 2005 took up the position as dispensary manager at Evelyn Medical Centre in Hope.


After 5 years I went on to position of dispensary manager at Bakewell Medical Centre where I stayed until June 2018. I took up my present position as pharmacy technician with Royal Primary Care in September 2018.


This was a new role for RPC to trial additional help to pharmacists and be able to make best use of the different skills available within the pharmacy team
I enjoy working as part of the team helping patients get the best outcome from taking their medicines.

Mel Bryan (Pharmacy Technician)

I began my Pharmacy career in 2008 working for Lloyds Pharmacy. There I completed my training to become a Pharmacy Technician and later completed my Accuracy Checking qualification. My main role was supplying medication to patients on multi dose systems and in Nursing Homes.

In 2018 I went to work at The Michael Carlisle Centre in Sheffield, a Mental Health Trust, to gain more varied experience in both a hospital and Mental health Pharmacy setting. While at the trust I became a volunteer for an inpatient reading group.

I joined Royal Primary Care in August 2019. I support the RPC team with medication queries and medication reviews. I enjoy working in Primary care as a Technician as it is a very patient focused role.

Outside of work I enjoy walking in the Peak District.

Leanne Spirova (Pharmacy Technician)

I undertook my training at Chesterfield Royal Hospital and my first job as a qualified pharmacy technician was at Northern General Hospital Sheffield where I worked for 2 years as a rotational technician.
 
I then moved back to the Royal Hospital where i worked as a ward technician until I took up my present position as pharmacy technician with Royal Primary Care April 2019.
 
This was my first time working in a GP setting. This was a relatively new role for RPC as only 1 other technician worked here then. I like being able to make best use of the different skills available within the pharmacy team.
 
I enjoy working as part of the team helping patients get the best outcome from taking their medicines.