Harpreet Bassi

Harpreet Bassi

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Biography

Harpreet Kaur Bassi is a senior teaching pharmacist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. In her clinical role (spread over two days) Harpreet specialises in Medical Education for the trust: working closely with NANIME, is the co-founder of the ‘Foundation Academic Training Programme Innovation Group’ ensuring clinically relevant, up to date and optimal integration of technology based learning (SCRIPT) Clinical commitment include Neurology & MFE wards, Responsible pharmacist for dispensary duties and pre-registration pharmacist prescribing education  

Harpreet is the first teaching pharmacist at the University of East Anglia Medical School. In her academic role (3 days a week) Harpreet lectures in pharmacology and prescribing. She is also Prescribing Theme lead across the MBBS course. Integrating prescribing as a theme throughout the MBBS course to better prepare medical students for the PSA. Harpreet is an avid digital technologist. With a background in programming and graphic design she released the first drug calculations App for medical students ‘MathaMedic’ Nov 2015  

Prior to this Harpreet was a prescribing pharmacist, specialised in anticoagulation. In this role Harpreet set up and ran VTE clinics with A&E and medical admissions. She was responsible for all in-patient anticoagulation control (via electronic prescribing and point of care devices) and nurse, pharmacist and Junior Dr education on VTE. As a result, Harpreet took on referrals for complex cases that required intense monitoring/dosing (such as oncology patient and IV Unfractionted Heparin)

Harpreet has a particular affinity towards acute medicine and high risks drugs, and has worked in areas to reduce risks and increase prescribing safety. Working at the grass root level as a junior pharmacist to senior specialist; Harpreet knows the value and impact that quality medical education can have on patient care. Passionate about medical education Harpreet has embarked upon an academic career at the UEA. As a practicing pharmacist, digital technologist and Yoga instructor:

Harpreet has a particular interest in patient safety through inter-professional education, technology enhanced learning and the role of Yoga/Mindfulness in healthcare professional resilience  

Beyond clinical academia Harpreet indulges her time in:

Yoga

  • Registered & licensed Kundalini Yoga instructor L1.

  • Founder of Authentic India (www.Authentic-India.co.uk)

  • UK Yoga Research group (London) member

  • All-Party Parliamentary Group on Indian Traditional Sciences (Yoga for NHS) Kundalini Yoga representative

Music

  • Trained in classical Indian music: Vocal, Harmonium & Sitar.

  • Performed nationally (competitions/TV/Radio) now teaches on a 1:1 basis

Art

Travel

  • Keen explorer of new lands, cultures and experiences: Vietnam, India, Cambodia, Europe to the Peruvian Amazon

Conact details

Harpreet.bassi@nnuh.nhs.uk

NNUH bleep #1287 (Tue/Thur)

Facebook #BassiMedEd

Twitter @BassiMedEd

 

Career

 

  • Specialist Pharmacist – Medical Education, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital FT (0.4wte) Honorary Lecturer - Prescribing & Pharmacology, University of East Anglia School of Medicine (0.6wte) (2012-present]

  • Senior Specialist Pharmacist - Anticoagulation (2009-12) University Hospital Birmingham Queen Elizabeth, Birmingham

  • Relief Pharmacist – Locum cover (2010-11) Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham

  • Senior Pharmacist - Medical & Surgical Admissions (2007-09) Walsall Manor Hospital, Walsall

  • Rotational Junior Pharmacist (2005-07) New Cross Hospital Foundation Trust, Wolverhampton

  • Pre-registration Pharmacist (2004-05) Boots the Chemist, Wolverhampton

Academic Background

                                         

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (2015)

  • Masters in Higher Education Practice – Post Grad Certificate (PgCert-MAHep) University of East Anglia (2014)

  • Essential Management Skills Programme (EMSP) Clemorton (2012)

  • Anticoagulation Specialist training (20-Msc Credits) University of Birmingham (2011)

  • Registered Independent Prescribing Pharmacist (iPresc) General Pharmaceutical Council (2011)

  • Non-Medical prescribing (NMP) Keele University (2011)

  • Post Graduate Clinical Diploma (PgClinDip) Keele University (2007)

  • Registered Pharmacist (GPhC) General Pharmaceutical Council (2005)

  • Masters in Pharmacy (MPharm) Aston University (2004)

Other  

  • Kundalini Yoga Instructor (Level 1) Ik Saran Dhiyan International school of Kundalini Yoga (2014-15)

  • Sikh musicology: performance & composition (B.Mus Hon) Thames Valley University, London (2008-present)

  • Classical Music - Vocal & Sitar (NVQ Level 3) Sandwell College, Birmingham (1994 – 1998)

     

Key Research Interests and Expertise

Medication safety and optimisation through Inter-professional education and technology enhanced learning (gamification in education) Role of yoga in healthcare professional resilience

 

Publications

2016

  • Bassi H. Prescribing Skills Assessment (PSA) British Pharmacological Society. Prescribe! E-learning module: safe prescribing and administration of drugs for the Eye. Available at www.prescribe.ac.uk(Digital Online)

  • Bassi H. Prescribing Skills Assessment (PSA) British Pharmacological Society. Prescribe! E-learning module: safe prescribing and administration of drugs for the Skin. Available at www.prescribe.ac.uk(Digital Online)

  • Bassi H. Prescribing Skills Assessment (PSA) British Pharmacological Society. Prescribe! E-learning module: safe prescribing and administration of drugs for the Ear. Available at www.prescribe.ac.uk(Digital Online)

     

2015

  • Bassi H, Wright D. Pharmacist led educational audit based intervention to improve safe prescribing for future junior doctors. (2015) Clinical pharmacy congress conference London (Conference Poster)

  • Bassi H, Bowker L, Holland R. Factors contributing towards poor junior doctor prescribing and how pharmacists can help: educational audit based intervention to improve safe prescribing.  Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), Edinburgh (2015) (Conference Poster)

2014

  • Haider H, Bassi H. Evaluating the Accuracy of Pre-prandial Insulin Administration Times in Inpatients with Diabetes. (2014) Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Birmingham. (Conference Poster)

  • Haider H, Bassi H, Evaluating the Accuracy of Pre-prandial Insulin Administration Times in Inpatients with Diabetes. (2014) International Journal of Pharmacy Practice (Abstract)

  • Bassi H, Bowker L. Future models of care: Educational Intervention to increase hospital pharmacist exposure and investigate safe prescribing in undergraduate medical students: our future doctors. (2014)International Journal of Pharmacy Practice (Abstract)

  • Homer A, Bassi H. Pre-Prandial Insulin Administration in Inpatients with Diabetes. International Academic and Research conference (2014) (Conference Poster)

  • Bassi H, Bowker L. Educational Intervention to increase hospital pharmacist exposure and investigate safe prescribing in undergraduate medical students: our future doctors. (2014) Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Birmingham. (Conference Poster)

2013

  • H Bassi Satellite session: ‘Trust Me, I’m a pharmacist’ University of East Anglia Medical School and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Pharmacy management national forum November 12th 2013. London. (Conference Speaker)

  • L Bowker, P Grasby, H Bassi. Learning and working together to improve safety through better prescribing. An inter-professional education centre. May 17th 2013, Cardiff. Poster Exhibition (17) Undergraduate Pharmacy and medical formative OSCE: measuring the change in attitudes towards inter-professional learning. Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. (Conference Poster)

  • H Bassi, A Slee. Pharmacy management national forum November 12th 2013, London. Poster Exhibition. Beyond NPSA: making the administration of LMWH safer. University Hospitals Birmingham, Queen Elizabeth. (Conference Poster)

  • Bowker L, Bassi H, Grasby P, Hill A, Patel R. Pharmacy management national forum November 12th 2013. London. Poster Exhibition: Educating the future of our NHS: undergraduate Medical and Pharmacy Joint inter-professional training. University of East Anglia Medical school and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (Conference Poster)

  • Bassi H, Farrow C, Medicines Management Journal Face2Face Interview:  Senior Specialist Pharmacist Prescribing education. Available (2013) at www.pharman.co.uk/pharmacy-man-july-2013 http://tribiq.uberflip.com/i/140804/27 (Article)

  • H Bassi. Health Education England and University of East Anglia Centre for inter-professional practice conference, 15th August (2013). Queens Building UEA Norwich. Speaking for the Clinical Skills Recourse Centre Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital: Medical, Pharmacy and Nursing joint Inter Professional Learning. University of East Anglia Medical school and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. (Conference Speaker)

2012

  • Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Educations: Advances in anticoagulation – new oral treatments. Content development panel. Available at www.cppe.ac.uk/learning (Online & book)

  • H Bassi, S Begum, J Colemna, A Slee, J Hodson. UKCPA Autumn Symposium, November 2012, Belfast. Poster Exhibition. Using electronic prescribing records to audit parenteral Heparin infusions and coagulation control. University Hospitals Birmingham, Queen Elizabeth. (Conference Poster)

  • Bassi H, Lester W: Standard Computerised Revalidation Instrument for Prescribing (SCRIPT Project) Health Education West Midlands: Safe prescribing of Anticoagulation. Available at www.safeprescriber.co.uk(Digital Online)

2011

2005

  • Langley, C, Bassi H, HK, Smith, A, Marriott, JF & Wilson, KA 'A pilot study to evaluate the self-medication system for liver transplant patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham' (2005) Pharmacy world and science, vol 27, no. 2, PC-271, pp. A68. (Article)

Teaching Interests

Harpreet’s current teaching activity are aimed at improving prescribing skills for both undergraduate and graduate medical students: preparing them for the PSA and beyond. Harpreet is particularly interested in the use of Technology Enhanced Learning and Gamification in education. As a Pharmacist teaching Medical students Harpreet has an innate interest in Inter-professional Education, often quoted to say “if medics, pharmacists and nurses are expected to work as a team together: we should teach them together”

 

Teaching

MBBS course:

  • Pharmacology lectures/seminars across the MBBS course

  • Prescribing skills teaching seminars/shadowing/lectures/online support across the MBBS course

  • Year 2 Problem Based Learning Facilitator

  • Student Selected Study Tutor for Clinical Pharmacology, Year 3 MBBS

  • Clinical Audit supervisor

Post Graduate Medical Education

  • Medical Education lead for Prescribing Skills, Norfolk and Norwich Institute for medical education (NANIME). Foundation Year 1&2, Curricular development

  • Prescribing Skills Assessment lead for NANIME Foundation Year 1 – PSA resits & Non-UK Doctors

  • Junior Doctor educator & clinical teacher development

  • Non-Medical Prescriber teaching (Nurses/Pharmacists)

Assessment

  • Writing and Assessing SAQ, EMQ, MCQ’s

  • Student Selected Study Presentations

  • Standard setting Year 1&2 of MBBS written exam papers

  • Research paper marking Year 3

  • Clinical Audit marking Year 4

  • OSCE assessor – Pharmacology, Prescribing Skills and SIMMAN Year 1-5 MBBS course

  • Writing & Assessing IPL JCT Year 4 Medical & Pharmacy students, Year 3 Medical & Nursing students

Curricular development

  • Prescribing Skills Learning Outcome development and MBBS course mapping

  • Drug Calculations, Basic, Intermediate and Expert On-line tests and support across the MBBS course

  • Medical Education lead and curricular development for Prescribing Skills, Norfolk and Norwich Institute for medical education (NANIME). Foundation Year 1&2.

External Activities

External activities and indicators of esteem

  • Fellow of Academy of Higher Education, (FHEA) UK
  • Member of the UK Clinical Pharmacists (UKCPA), UK
  • Member of the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), UK
  • Prescribing Skills Assessment National Exam Question writer & review panellist

  • Gamification lead for the (TEL) Technology Enhanced Learning specialist group for the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), UK

 

Enterprise and Engagement

  • MathaMedic Medical student drug calculation App

  • Pharmacy management national forum November 12th 2013. London. Satellite session: ‘Trust Me, I’m a pharmacist’ my role as a teaching pharmacist at a Medical school. H Bassi University of East Anglia Medical school and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. (Conference speaker)

Key Responsibilities

Key responsibilities

Management

  • Theme Lead for Prescribing across MBBS curriculum

  • Prescribing Skills Assessment: Lead for student support

  • Prescribing Lead for Inter-professional Learning

  • Co-lead for SSS Pharmacology & Prescribing Year 3 MBBS

Other

  • Personal Advisor for MBBS students

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being