Pharmacy Team

Ben Gascoyne

I completed my Pharmacy Degree in 2013 at the University Of Bath (MPharm hons First Class) and after this returned to my home town of Chesterfield to complete my training in community pharmacy in Clay Cross. After completing my training I went on to work full time in community pharmacy for several years. In 2016 I split my job and now work part time for Royal Primary Care, primarily based in Clay Cross whilst also continuing to work in community pharmacy part time. My usual work revolves around reviewing patients medications face to face, taking telephone queries on medications from patients and dealing with clinic and hospital discharge letters.

Sandy Wilmarsh

I graduated Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of Bath in 1986 and qualified in 1987. I then practised in community pharmacy, mostly as management for 32 years.  I gradually made the transition to GP surgery work by doing pharmacy prescribing support sessions under a CCG initiative.

After qualifying as an independent prescriber in 2019 I left community pharmacy altogether and joined the RPC team at Clay Cross and Grassmoor where I am now prescribing lead.

My main role is to carry out medication reviews, and deal with medication queries, and my area of special interest is in the management of chronic pain, for which I run a dedicated clinic.