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Dr Chetan Shah



Dr Chetan Shah is an experienced healthcare leader, clinician and researcher who has worked across a variety of areas within the NHS and academia. Chetan holds an undergraduate degree in pharmacy, postgraduate qualifications in clinical pharmacy and psychiatry. Chetan has held senior roles within the NHS including Chief Pharmacist and within national organisations. Chetan has also held a variety of other appointments that include being a pharmacy advocate for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Greater London Primary Care Research Network, a member of the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Community Nursing, a peer reviewer for several health-related journals and he currently acts as an associate adviser to the NHS Resolution Practice Performance Advice Team.


Areas of Research Interest

Chetan’s areas of research interest include medicines safety, mental health and learning disabilities, and workforce development. His PhD explored the delivery of medicines optimisation through strategic leadership within the context of medicines safety, mental health, and multi-disciplinary working. Chetan has over 30 publications in peer reviewed journals, presented at national and international conferences and been invited as an expert member on several steering groups.



  • Adams D, Hastings RP, Maidment I, Shah C and Langdon PE (2023). Deprescribing psychotropic medicines for behaviours that challenge in people with intellectual disabilities: a systematic review. BMC Psychiatry. 28;23(1):202. DOI: 10.1186/s12888-022-04479-w.


  • Shah P, Shah C and Umaru N (2022). Assessing the impact of a specialist mental health pharmacist in a primary care mental health service. Pharmacy Management Healthcare Journal. (2); 18-25.


  • Shah C, Singh P, Matin S et al. (2021) An evaluation of a physician associate led enhanced physical health clinic for people with severe mental illness (SMI) in the United Kingdom. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. 34(8), 1-6. Available via DOI:10.1097/01.JAA.


  • Shah C, Umaru N, Adams E et al. (2021) Assessment of the impact of integrating pharmacist independent prescribers into child and adolescent mental health services. The Pharmaceutical Journal, Online: DOI:10.1211/PJ.2021.1.45513.


  • Vekaria S, Shah C, Barnett N et al. (2020). Implementing a pharmacist-led medicines optimisation clinic in a community mental health team. Journal of medicines Optimisation. 6 (2); 42-51


  • Shah C, Hough J, Jani Y (2018). Medicine’s reconciliation in primary care: a study evaluating the quality of medication-related information provided on discharge from secondary care. Eur J Hosp Pharm:1–6.


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