Jane designated Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Jane Pyle, Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, pictured with her colleagues in Torbay and South Devon NHS' pharmacy department.

Published: 17 July 2023

Torbay and South Devon NHS’ pharmacy department is delighted to announce that Jane Pyle has been designated as a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

Jane has worked at Torbay and South Devon as a pharmacist since 1989. Over the years she has developed a special clinical interest in gastroenterology, expertise in quality improvement and is also the clinical pharmacy manager.

This special honour is only given to those who attain distinction within the profession of pharmacy. Jane is a tireless champion for the pharmacy profession and a greatly valued mentor and friend to her colleagues.

Jane has led the development of the pharmacy clinical team having overseen the creation of a foundation pharmacist training programme, the introduction of a structured team based approach to the clinical pharmacy service, and the implementation of the clinical prioritisation training for the medicines optimisation pharmacy technicians.

Outside of work, Jane is very interested in how the arts can aid in the wellbeing of staff and works closely work with HeArTs (Health and the Arts in Torbay and South Devon). Her interests and experience in patient safety and quality improvement led her to Kenya with Future Health Africa, working with Kenyan and UK healthcare teams providing education and support for medicines safety quality improvement projects. She is also passionate about music having been a trustee and volunteer for Wren Music who use folk arts to empower people from all backgrounds to make music and feel part of the community.

On being designated as a Fellow, Jane said: “I am delighted to have been recognised in this way by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. I could never have achieved this without the support of my pharmacy colleagues and the wider team.

“Throughout my time at Torbay and South Devon, I have been proud to promote the work of our department and my colleagues, and I hope that this recognition is another opportunity to celebrate the amazing contribution that they make to local healthcare services.”