Darrell Baker recently retired from the NHS after 42 years working as a pharmacist in the managed sector. He is now providing project leadership at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, primarily working with Marie Curie UK on the Community Pharmacy Quality Improvement (“Daffodil”) Standards for palliative and end of life care.

He is passionate about the pharmacy professions’ contribution to patient care as part of multi-professional working. Darrell’s previous responsibilities as Chief Pharmacist and Clinical Director of Pharmacy and medicines management included providing vision and strong, effective leadership for the strategic planning, co-ordination, development and delivery of an integrated medicines management and pharmacy service across the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board in NHS Wales. He promotes the optimal use of medicines across all care settings, working with Clinical Boards to promote safety and quality, reduce waste and unjustified variation and maximise the cost-effectiveness of medicines.

Darrell’s professional career has been within the NHS, primarily in roles involved in direct patient care, with a strong emphasis on training and staff development. A Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Faculty, he is also a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management and has recently completed their Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring.


Fri 10th Feb - 11:00 am

Physical Health and Well-Being at the End of Life