Nita Allen

Healthcare Development Manager – Boots I have been qualified as a pharmacist for 9 years after studying at Nottingham university. During this time I have worked for Boots in various different roles. I have spent most of my career working as the Pharmacy manager of one our our busiest health centre pharmacies in Bentilee. This has enabled me to have an understanding of local issues. My proudest moment in this role was winning the company Store of the Year competition in 2009. The following year I completed my postgraduate diploma and went on to become a pharmacy trainer. This specialised in developing the skills of pharmacists and support staff so that they can become more effective at delivering quality advanced and enhanced services concurrently with the traditional dispensing role. My current role as a Healthcare Development Manager, focuses on forming relationships with external bodies to promote pharmacy services and support stores to deliver pharmacy business priorities. As the LPC chair I am keen on using these skills to ensure that the work of the LPC is focused and productive to best serve all the contractors in North Staffordshire and Stoke. Outside of work I have a young son so spending time with my family is important to me.