Learning Disabilities: Fulfilling Potential and Supporting Better Lives
- 08:30 - 16:00
- The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Nigget Saleem is a Lead Pharmacist for the STOMP project for NHS England. The aim of the project is to reduce inappropriate psychotropic drugs in people with a learning disability, autism or both in general practice and hospitals. Nigget Saleem is also the Clinical Lead for Medicines Optimisation and for Learning Disabilities at NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) a role she has fulfilled since 2013.
Graduating in 1998 from the University of Manchester with a pharmacy degree, she has worked as a community Pharmacist, in care homes, and currently also works in GP practice where her focus is to support GP's with learning disability health checks, repeat prescribing, local and national targets.
As a carer for somebody with intellectual disabilities, Nigget is committed to improving care for this vulnerable group and is passionate about equality and values diversity.