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Miss Nargis Gulzar

Job: Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: Leicester School of Pharmacy

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0) 116 207 8764

E: nargis.gulzar@dmu.ac.uk

 

Personal profile

Nargis is a registered pharmacist with experience in both primary and secondary care and 6 years’ experience as a volunteer for Barnardo’s with the family support service, supporting families, children and young people experiencing difficulties with issues such as mental health and isolation. Nargis has held a professional practice consultant role at the University of Nottingham for over 10 years, supporting with the delivery of undergraduate pharmacy education. Valuing the importance of continued professional development, in 2018 Nargis undertook a NIHR research internship at the University of Nottingham. Nargis uses innovative teaching approaches and research to support and facilitate the development of others at all levels to improve pharmacy practice, enhance patient care and reduce health inequalities.

Publications and outputs

Published Papers

LATIF A, GULZAR N, LOWE F, ANSONG T and GOHIL S. (2021). Engaging community pharmacists in quality improvement (QI): a qualitative case study of a partnership between a Higher Education Institute and Local Pharmaceutical Committees. BMJ Open Quality, 10(1), p.e001047. 
LATIF A, GULZAT N, GOHIL, S and ANSONG T. (2020). Quality improvement in community pharmacy: a qualitative investigation of the impact of a postgraduate quality improvement educational module on pharmacists understanding and practice. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 29(1), pp84-89.
LATIF A, MANDANE B, ALI A, GHUMRA S and GULZAR N. (2020). A Qualitative Exploration to Understand Access to Pharmacy Medication Reviews: Views from Marginalized Patient Groups. Pharmacy. 8(2), p73.
LATIF A, WARING J, CHEN L, POLLOCK K, SOLOMON J, GULZAR N, GULZAR S, ANDERSON E, CHOUDHARY S, ABBASI N, WHARRAD H and ANDERSON C. (2019). Supporting the provision of pharmacy medication reviews to marginalised (medically underserved) groups: a before/after questionnaire study investigating the impact of a patient-professional co-produced digital educational intervention BMJ open. 9(9), e031548
LATIF A, WARING J, POLLOCK K, SOLOMON J, GULZAR N, CHOUDHARY S and ANDERSON C. (2019). Towards equity: a qualitative exploration of the implementation and impact of a digital educational intervention for pharmacy professionals in England International Journal for Equity in Health. 18, 151
Published Conference Abstracts
GULZAR N, LATIF A, LOWE F, ANSONG T and GOHIL S. (2020). Community pharmacist's views of postgraduate Quality Improvement (QI) training and impact on practice. In: Pharmacy Education. 20(3) p.13. 
LATIF A, CHOUDHARY S, GULZAR N and ABBASI N, (2019). A qualitative study to improve engagement with people who are medically under‐served: co‐production approach to increase the provision of medication use reviews International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 27(Suppl. 2), 17
LATIF A, GULZAR N, ABBASI N and CHOUDHARY S. (2019). Improving provision of Medicine Use Reviews (MURs) to medically under‐served groups: a baseline/follow‐up comparison study investigating the impact of a co‐produced digital learning resource International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 27(Suppl. 2), 31
LATIF A, GULZAR N, CHOUDHARY S and ABBASI N. (2019). Impact of a co-produced e-learning intervention on medication review provision to medically under-served groups In: Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 15. e7
LATIF A, CHOUDHARY S, GULZAR N and ABASSI N. (2019). A qualitative study to explore medicine experiences: the views of medically under-served patients In: Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 15. e17-18
GULZAR N, LATIF A, GOHIL S and ANSONG T. (2019). What can educators learn from the types of clinical interventions made by community and hospital pharmacists? In: Pharmacy Education. 19. 242
Published Article
LATIF A, MANDANE B, GULZAR N. (2019). Developing a co-produced e-learning programme to support marginalised medically underserved patients. The Pharmaceutical Journal, online, online | DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2019.20207364

Research interests/expertise

Pharmacy: Pharmacy Practice, Postgraduate Distance Learning Education, Reducing Health Inequalities

Pedagogy: Experiential Learning, Pharmacy Postgraduate Professional Training & Education

Areas of teaching

Distance Learning Postgraduate Pharmacy Education

Qualifications

  • NIHR Research Internship
  • Diploma in Clinical Hijama Therapy 
  • Postgraduate Clinical Pharmacy Diploma
  • MPharm

Courses taught

Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/MSc in Clinical Pharmacy

Honours and awards

Nominated for Vice Chancellor Distinguished Teaching Awards, De Montfort University by students: 2020, 2021

Membership of professional associations and societies

Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)
Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)

Projects

  • Leicester School of Pharmacy Showcase Event: A Collaboration with De Montfort University's Pharmacy Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research Departments, 2019.
  • Engaging Community Pharmacists in Quality Improvement: Partnership with Herefordshire & Worcestershire, Coventry and Warwickshire Local Pharmaceutical Committees (HWCW LPCs), 2019. 
  • Integration of Community Pharmacists into General Practice: A Collaboration with Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland (LLR PCL), 2019.
  • Quality Improvement in Community Pharmacy: A Collaboration with Derbyshire Local Pharmaceutical Committee (LPC), 2018.

Conference attendance

Oral Presentation at the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) virtual conference, Sept 2020. Community pharmacist's views of postgraduate Quality Improvement (QI) training and impact on practice.
Leicester School of Pharmacy Virtual Conference, June 2020. 'Delivering on our plans for 20-21'

Current research students

Humza Tahir (4th year MPharm student): Impact of a postgraduate quality improvement educational module on community pharmacists’ practice: a qualitative follow up study - 1st Supervisor

ORCID number

0000-0001-7910-3878