Dr. Keith Ridge
Chief Pharmaceutical Officer – NHS England
Dr Keith Ridge is Chief Pharmaceutical Officer at NHS England where he is head of profession for the pharmacy professions and the principal advisor on pharmacy and medicines use.
His role supports the Department of Health, broader Government and Health Education England.
Keith is the Senior Responsible Officer for reducing inappropriate prescribing of antimicrobial in the UK AMR Strategy, and leads on issues such as medicines optimisation, digital medicines, pharmacy educational reform and transforming pharmacy practice in line with the NHS’s Five Year Forward View.
He is a visiting professor at the Imperial College Medical School.