Dr Alice Oborne

Consultant Pharmacist-Medication Safety, and Medication Safety Officer, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust


Dr Alice Oborne has been the consultant pharmacist for safe medication practice at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust since 2008 and is the medication safety officer. She is also co-chair of the trust’s Medication Safety Committee and works clinically with older inpatients.

She is a clinical reader in medicines safety in the Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, Faculty of Life Sciences, Kings College London. Published research includes medication safety in hospital and in community pharmacy, safety cultures, medicines information and patient safety, and prescribing in older patients.

Within the ‘Sign up for Safety’ initiative and South London Health Innovation Network Alice focuses on medication safety at transfer.

Dr Oborne completed her PhD at King’s College School of Medicine & Dentistry, London in 2003 in indicators to enhance appropriate prescribing for elderly patients. Before this she completed a postgraduate MSc in Clinical Pharmacy at UCL School of Pharmacy, London.