Joela Mathews is the Lead Neuroscience Pharmacist for Barts Health NHS Trust where she has worked for over 15 years. In recent years she has led a growing team of neuroscience pharmacists to provide medicine optimisation services to the inpatients and also the growing number of day case and out patients seen by the trust. She works with the MS team on the safe provision of DMTs to MS patients to ensure that a high-value high-quality service is provided.
In addition Joela holds positions in the trust on the medicines safety team, and is part of the new clinical senate at the trust which promotes good practice across the trust. Joela is an active member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and recently gained Faculty status. She is also the education lead for the neuroscience group of the UK Clinical Pharmacist Association and she is actively working on creating a syllabus for budding specialist neuroscience pharmacists around the country. In her spare time, Joela is also studying on a part-time MSc in Clinical Neuroscience, and also a part-time MSc on healthcare leadership with the NHS leadership academy.