Specialist Pharmacy
 

About us

The Specialist Pharmacy is the first compounding pharmacy in the UK, creating bespoke medicines designed to treat the symptoms of the menopause and other hormone-related conditions, as an alternative solution to the ‘one size fits all’ approach of standard HRT. We also provide a range of hormone-based treatments, vitamins and supplements designed to complement our compounding offer.

We believe in listening to the needs of prescribers and patients alike, to develop the best possible outcome for both. Our service is based on a unique combination of deep knowledge, the latest precision technology, exacting testing and customised delivery processes. We are registered, regulated and comply with the standards of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). Our rigorously trained pharmacists work only with suppliers operating in countries whose pharmaceutical raw materials and GMP standards are recognised by the EU.

Laboratory process

 

Specialist Pharmacy is regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council, which has the responsibility of regulating all compounding pharmacies. This means that we prepare unlicensed medicine on a prescription-by-prescription basis.

Our ingredients are sourced from large, reputable pharmaceutical suppliers, all of which are compliant with Good Manufacturing Practice as recognised by the EU.

To compound medication, we mix a pre-prepared base with active ingredients (bio-identical hormones) in our laboratory.  Quality is of the highest importance to us.  We employ a computer-controlled process to reduce and eliminate error (each prescription is assigned a unique barcode) and use high precision equipment to ensure consistency.  Our Superintendent Pharmacist is responsible for ensuring that staff are well trained and that standard operating procedures are in place and followed.  She checks all prescriptions for safety and appropriateness as well as performing other quality checks.  Every medication can be traced back to its original formula, lab technician and ingredient source.

 

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Our team

Elizabeth Philp

CEO

Elizabeth has been involved with the Specialist Pharmacy since 2012, helping it to grow and develop.  Her vision is to ensure that the Specialist Pharmacy can meet the demand from an ever growing number of prescribers, globally, across many medical disciplines.  The Specialist Pharmacy has always prided itself on its quality and service and will never let growth jeopardise these characteristics.
 
Elizabeth has over 20 years of experience in business, with previous roles in the fields of human resources, operations and management consulting.  Areas of expertise include organisation design, business process analysis, cost reduction, shared services, offshoring and outsourcing.  She holds a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics, an MSc in Organisation Behaviour and an MBA from London Business School.

Rajshri Owen

Head of Pharmacy

Rajshri brings over 12 years’ experience of practising and teaching pharmacy at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. She has also participated in pharmacy education for a number of years as well as developing national healthcare services.

Rajshri plays a vital role at Specialist Pharmacy, in addition to her leadership responsibilities, she also works closely with her team to continuously improve the patient experience.

Miriam Martinez Callejas

Chief Pharmacist

Miriam holds a Master’s Degree in Pharmacy with international experience in Biopharmacy research, compounding and nutrition.

Currently responsible for clinical areas of the Specialist Pharmacy, product development, training and education. She oversees the compounding practice and quality assurance.

She always strives to help others through her experience and knowledge of drugs and to provide the best solution to maintain patient’s health and wellness naturally.

Compounding and fulfilment
Our Pharmacists are registered with the GPhC and subject to the Standards for Conduct, Ethics and Performance and requirements relating to Continuing Professional Development (CPD). All compounders are fully qualified to NVQ Level 2. We place high expectations on the quality of practice of our colleagues, and support this through bespoke training, practice guidance and detailed standard operating procedures.

Customer Services
Our dedicated customer service team provides patient care and counselling. They are on hand to take prescription orders and provide individualised care at every level of the patient journey. The customer services team work closely with the pharmacists and compounders to ensure patients receive all the information and education that they require.

Careers

The Specialist Pharmacy is committed to developing its high quality team.  We are always interested to receive applications from high-quality individuals who are looking for a career in producing personalised medicine. Please contact us to register your interest and find out about any future opportunities.