Gurpreet Kaur

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Department of Apprenticeships & CPD

Contact Details


Gurpreet qualified as a pharmacist in 2009 and undertook her pre-registration training, clinical diploma and independent prescribing qualifications in secondary care. She undertook a rotational role in surgical and medical specialities within secondary care and her specialist area of interest is diabetes. She has experience of working in community pharmacy and working within primary care as a prescriber.

In 2016 Gurpreet moved into a strategic role within the medicines management team within Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG, supporting medicines optimisation and commissioning teams within diabetes workstreams predominantly and continues this role within the Black Country ICB. She currently undertakes this role alongside academia at the University of Worcester as a senior lecturer within the Apprenticeships and Continual Professional Development team and as an admissions tutor for the Independent Prescribing Course.


  • Masters Pharmacy (MPharm)

  • Postgraduate Diploma - Clinical Pharmacy Practice

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Pharmacist Independent Prescribing and Health and Social Needs Assessment

  • Postgraduate Certificate Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Teaching Interests

  • Independent and Supplementary Prescribing (For Nursing and Allied Health Professionals) (MACP4007)

  • Fundamentals of Medicines Management and Therapeutics

  • Postgraduate CPD

    • Module leadership
    • Module support to include case-based learning, inclusive approach to teaching and assessment and quality assurance.
    • Peer review of learning
    • Postgraduate dissertation supervision
    • Service user and carer engagement.
    • Personal academic tutor
    • Academic assessor  

Research Interests

  • Diabetes – therapies and technologies
  • Long term conditions – general
  • Health inequalities and access to healthcare technologies
  • Education and teaching post-graduate healthcare professionals 

Membership of Professional Studies

  • General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Fellow Higher Education Academy
  • Pharmacy Defence Association
  • Diabetes UK 

External Roles

  • Principal Pharmacist Medicines Optimisation: Sandwell, West Midlands
  • Diabetes Medicines Optimisation Lead Pharmacist: Black Country ICB
  • External Assessor: Bath University  

Recent Publications

  • Policies and Guidance development within Diabetes – Contributions and author
  • NAPCHD- A strategic Document of Diabetes Care for Care Homes – Contributor
  • Peer Review
    • Harris M, Kaur G (2022) 'Analgesic medicines not administered to those with dementia in residential settings despite awareness of undertreatment of and susceptibility to severe pain', Evidence-Based Nursing, Published Online First: 01 March 2022. doi: 10.1136/ebnurs-2021-103439