Terry Dowling

Principal Pharmacist, Haemostasis & Thrombosis, Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Biography

Graduating from the University of Brighton in 2009, Terry Dowling joined Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in 2010 and progressed through a variety of roles including clinical trials, cardiology, stroke medicine, oncology, haematology and anticoagulation. In 2014 he developed and delivered a pilot service in anticoagulation to review patients unable to achieve a sufficient degree of anticoagulation with warfarin (or similar) for consideration of alternative strategies, including direct acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs), from which audit and patient satisfaction data gained the service recognition at the Quality in Care Anticoagulation Awards (2015).

In April 2016 he joined Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust as Principal Pharmacist for Haemostasis & Thrombosis. His plan was to continue to develop a similar pharmacist-led anticoagulation review service, including improved integration both internally with the monitoring and thrombosis services (specialist nurses and consultants) and externally in the local community to simplify referral pathways and access for patients, requiring good links with other hospitals and CCGs in South London. As a tertiary centre for thrombosis, he is actively involved in both the development of and participation in research projects for patients on or potentially in need of anticoagulation. His role includes the delivery of education to students, pharmacists and other professionals via educational institutes and conferences alike.