Our team of clinical pharmacists are medication specialists.
May 2021 NZ Primary Healthcare Awards - Primary Healthcare Pharmacist of the Year
March 2020 NZ Primary Healthcare Awards - Innovation in Service Delivery
Medwise was highly commended for the Innovation in Service Delivery Award of the 2020 New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards.
July 2018 NZ Pharmacy Awards - Professional Service of the Year
The Pharmaceutical Society recognised Pauline McQuoid and Medwise for their integrated pain management medication review service - awarded Professional Service of the Year Runners up at the 2018 Pharmacy Awards.
MPharm, PGCertClinPharm (Prescribing), RegPharmNZ
Pauline is a clinical pharmacist, pharmacist prescriber and director of Medwise. Pauline has an extensive hospital pharmacy background - she spent 3 years as Pharmacy Manager of Wellington, Kenepuru and Porirua Hospitals and 3 years as an electronic prescribing pharmacist in a large United Kingdom (UK) NHS Hospital Trust. In the UK, Pauline completed a Professional Certificate in Supplementary Prescribing from Liverpool University which authorised her to prescribe medicines in collaboration with medical colleagues in her area of clinical practice. Pauline has put all of this experience into practice in primary care and the discharge support service.
In 2021, Pauline was named as a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand, for her outstanding and significant contribution to the advancement of pharmacy practice in New Zealand.
She was awarded Primary Healthcare Pharmacist of the Year in May 2021.
MClinPharm, PGCertClinPharm (Prescribing), RegPharmNZ, MCAPA
Carolyn is a clinical pharmacist, pharmacist prescriber and a director of Medwise. Her background encompasses hospital and community pharmacy and general practice as a pharmacist facilitator. She also has experience working directly with patients, optimising medicines use and providing medicines education. She has an ongoing commitment to the quality use of medicines.
Deryn is a clinical pharmacist with a diverse range of experience in both NZ and the UK, covering many different areas of pharmacy practice. She has worked in hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy, pharmaceutical manufacturing, quality control, and medicines information for a pharmaceutical company. She also taught pharmacy technicians at the Bay of Plentry Polytechnic, assessing their competence for the National Pharmacy Industry Training Organisation (PITO).
Jo is a clinical pharmacist with an extensive background in hospital pharmacy in both NZ and the UK. She has experience in a wide range of clinical areas including paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology in large London teaching hospitals, as well as general medical and surgical in other hospitals in the UK and NZ. In her time working in hospital pharmacy, Jo has undertaken many roles and responsibilities.
Kate is a clinical pharmacist with experience in both community pharmacy and secondary care. She has worked in hospital clinic environments, preparing medication guides and standard operating procedures for hospital staff. She has also fulfilled clinical ward duties in hospitals and dispensary duties in community pharmacies.
BPharm, PGDipClinPharm (Cardiff), RegPharmNZ
Carla is a clinical pharmacist with experience in hospital pharmacy. She has experience in general wards as well as specialising in haematology and oncology, providing clinical pharmacy services including medicines reconciliation, appropriate prescribing and dosing, therapeutic drug monitoring when appropriate, adherence to hospital formulary and prescribing advice.
BPharm, PGDipClinPharm, RegPharmNZ
Rachel is a clinical pharmacist with over 9 years experience in New Zealand hospital pharmacy, as well as experience working in the community in the UK. She has spent time in Australia working for NPS MedicineWise developing evidence-based interventions to support quality use of medicines, particularly around judicious use of antibiotics and direct-acting antivirals for Hepatitis C.