Position: Head of Pharmacy
Location: London, UK
Sotiris is Head of Pharmacy at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, a specialist tertiary referral centre for Cardiovascular, Oncology and respiratory services and Consultant Pharmacist at Barts Heart Centre, part of Barts Health NHS Trust. Combined with his role as Lead Cardiovascular Pharmacist for UCL Partners supports medicines optimisation across the health economy to optimise patient outcomes and address unmet local needs.
Sotiris has published extensively in the medical press and has a particular interest in in improving anticoagulation for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. Sotiris was successful in obtaining a Lord Darzi funded fellow to ‘co-design and test a new referral pathway for people with atrial fibrillation with community pharmacists’ with the aim to support individuals understanding of their condition and their therapy with the ultimate aim of optimising adherence. Sotiris is also a member of the ‘AF-SCREEN International collaboration’ that produced a white paper titled ‘Screening for Atrial Fibrillation’. The AF-SCREEN international collaboration was formed in September 2015 to promote discussion and research about AF screening as a strategy to reduce stroke and death and to provide advocacy for implementation of country-specific AF screening programs.
Sotiris has served on many NICE development groups and is a member of NICE highly specialist technology appraisal group. Sotiris is also an honorary senior research associate at UCL School of Pharmacy and a member of the Arrhythmia Alliance medical advisory panel.