Linden Ashfield

Professional experience

Linden studied pharmacy at Queen’s University, Belfast and after completing pre-registration training and registering with the PSNI, commenced a career in hospital pharmacy.

During his 25 years in hospital clinical pharmacy practice he has seen it progress from being a support service to an essential partner in the provision of frontline healthcare.

Linden completed a postgraduate diploma in clinical pharmacy and was in the first cohort of pharmacists to become Independent Prescribers in Northern Ireland. Linden then took up a post as part of the new regional Teacher Practitioner Network which was a joint post between the five NHS Trust’s in Northern Ireland and Queen’s University.

Linden joined the Northern Health and Social Care Trust in 2009 taking up the post of Principal Pharmacist, Clinical Services. In this role he was responsible for the operational management of the clinical pharmacy team and during this time he has hosted pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy students from countries across Europe and the Middle East.

Following the establishment of the Medicines Optimisation Innovation Centre (MOIC), Linden has taken up the role of Hosting and Knowledge transfer within the centre.