Sotiris Antoniou, Consultant Pharmacist, Cardiovascular Medicine, Barts Health NHS Trust

Sotiris is responsible for the development of cardiovascular prescribing guidelines across all of North East London as part of his role as consultant pharmacist.  He is an independent prescriber and is currently chair of the cardiac committee for United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA).

He has published extensively in the pharmacy press and has a particular interest in improving anticoagulation for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation.  Sotiris has been successful in obtaining a Darzi funded fellow to ‘co-design and test a new referral pathway for people with atrial fibrillation with community pharmacists’ with the aim to support individuals understanding of their condition and their therapy with the ultimate aim of optimising adherence.

He is actively involved in the training and development of clinical pharmacists including developing a curriculum and assessment tool for advanced and consultant level specialist cardiac pharmacists working with the UKCPA and Royal Pharmaceutical Society.   

Sotiris has served on many NICE development groups including Unstable Angina/NSTEMI guideline, stable angina and STEMI guidelines and is a current NICE TA member of the highly specialist technology appraisal group.  Sotiris is also an honorary senior research associate at UCL School of Pharmacy.