New chief pharmacist appointed

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has welcomed a new chief pharmacist.

David Cook, previously the Trust’s regional pharmacy procurement specialist, is keen to develop the team members and further advance the Trust’s use of high-tech automation.

David Cool - chief pharmacist

David, 62, who lives in Stokesley, said: “I hope to see the team continue to develop and embrace their full potential.

“I’m also keen to continue with our automation process, adding to our robot pharmacy assistant, with improvements to the on-ward automated medication cabinets and to further our collaborative work with local partner organisations.”

An interest in chemistry while at school in his native Brighton led to David, now a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, beginning his professional career in 1981.

With previous employments including Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary, the National Care Standards Commission and hospitals in Northumbria, Kent and Norfolk, David, who joined North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust in 2011, brings with him a wealth of professional experience.

Married to Jane, a retired physiotherapist with whom he has three grown up children (two daughters, an intensive care nurse and a GP respectively and one son, a professional chef), David also enjoys spending time with his three grandchildren.

The Trust wishes David every success in his new role.

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