Head of Travel Medicine, Childhood Immunisations and Allergy Services, Acre and Acrefield Surgery, London
Alex Leung was the Programme Chair of the Joint Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG) Travel Medicine Conference at RPS in 2019 and the first UK Pharmacist Travel Medicine Conference at UCL in 2018, which aimed to enhance the clinical expertise of travel clinic pharmacists, nurses, doctors and, in the future, dentists. Alex is an Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) serving as a prescribing pharmacist specialising in Travel Medicine, General Practice and Minor Illness with a high degree of autonomy and complex decision-making capabilities similar to the clinical judgements made by a GP or ANP in Primary Care. Alex is also the Chief Pharmacist for Shell UK, working with the Shell Occupational Health team to advance its clinical services and occupational health clinical practices. Alex serves as Head of Travel Medicine, Childhood Immunisations and Allergy Services at Acre and Acrefield Surgery; also as Clinical Lead for North West London PCN &Confederation COVID Vaccine Centre. Serving and leading from the frontline in clinics, and being the leader in CQC/registered organisations, allows Alex to gain invaluable insights and experience in specifications and in redefining the boundaries of Primary Care and clinical practices. Alex is the London regional advisor for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG) Faculty of Travel Medicine and is tasked, along with fellow regional advisors, to work with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) to set the competencies framework of pharmacy-based Travel Health clinicians and the clinical standards of UK pharmacy-based travel clinics. He was the teaching fellow for the Foundation of Travel Medicine programme (2018 cohort). Being specialised in Travel Medicine and competent in General Practice, Advanced Clinical Practice, Minor Illnesses, Allergy services and Advanced Life Support at a Primary Care level, Alex continues to learn and reflect on the best practice of various branches of medicine and innovating specialist services in Primary Care, developing expert input and specialist services with more accessible and proactive approaches, all combined with quality care.