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Dr Nitin Shori, MBChb, LLB. - GMC Ref No: 6047293

Medical Director of Pharmacy2U & General Practitioner

Nitin Shori - Medical Director

Dr Nitin studied medicine at the University of Cardiff after completing his secondary education at the prestigious King Edward's School in Edgbaston. After qualifying as a doctor in 2003, he's worked in a range of hospital departments including Cardiology, General Surgery. Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, ENT and Oncology.

Dr Nitin has since joined Pharmacy2U, becoming Medical Director in 2012 following its acquisition of PrivateMeds Ltd. He is a Peer Reviewer of the British Medical Journal and has contributed to GP Update. Dr Nitin has also delivered presentations to both the American Thoracic Society and the British Thoracic Society.

Dr Alexandra Phelan, MBBS, MRCGP - GMC Ref No: 6150198

General Practitioner

Alex Phelan - GP

Dr Alexandra Phelan is a portfolio GP who studied Medicine at Newcastle University, qualifying in 2008. She has worked in a range of specialities including Accident & Emergency, Acute Medicine, Psychiatry, Care of the Elderly, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Trauma & Orthopaedics, General Surgery, and Intensive Care. She obtained her MRCGP examinations and qualified in 2014.

As well as being part of Pharmacy2U's medical team, Dr Phelan is also a medical journalist with articles in The Independent as well as having a weekly column for Reach Plc and Johnston Press Group.

Phil Day, MRPharmS. - GPhC Reg No: 2043558

Superintendent Pharmacist

Phil Day - Superintendent

Phil is the Superintendent Pharmacist for Chemist Direct and Pharmacy2U and is responsible for maintaining the safety and effectiveness of our pharmacy services. He joined over 20 years ago back in 2000, and had since developed us into the UKs largest NHS registered online pharmacy.

He studied pharmacy at Nottingham University before working for Boots. In 2011 he completed a postgraduate qualification to become a Pharmacist Independent Prescriber. In 2013/14 he was the lead pharmacist in a University College London research study to assess the benefits of pharmacist advice for patients taking long term medicines. Phil is interested in all developments in technology, especially those that can improve safety in healthcare settings and give patients better access to services.

Melanie King, GPhC Reg No: 2063161

Senior Pharmacist

Melanie King - Senior Pharmacist

Melanie is our senior pharmacist at Pharmacy2U and Chemist Direct. She performs clinical checks, managing the prescribed queries and operational queries. After graduating with a Masters of Pharmacy in 2006 from the University of Bradford, Melanie gained clinical and managerial experience in community pharmacy before becoming a regular locum pharmacist for Pharmacy2U in 2008. She joined the team full-time in 2015.

When she is not working she enjoys meeting friends and family, trips to the coast, catching a new film at the cinema, and baking.

Ashok Jassi, GPhc Reg No: 2200481


Ashok Jassi- Pharmacist

Ashok is one of our clinical pharmacists working at the Bardon office. He obtained a Masters in Pharmacy degree from the University of Nottingham in 2014 and became a registered pharmacist in 2015. Ashok has a background in community pharmacy, and is also vaccination trained. He joined our clinical team in 2022. He is responsible for making sure prescriptions are clinically correct and appropriate, providing stage 1 of the discharge medicine service. Ashok works with our wider team to provide the highest standards for our patients.

In his spare time, he enjoys swimming, badminton, and spending time with family.

James Taylor, GPhC Reg No: 2087343


James Taylor - Pharmacist

James graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2013 with a Masters in Pharmacy, becoming registered in 2014. He also obtained a Clinical Diploma from De Montfort University in 2021. James now works as one of our clinical pharmacists, assessing prescriptions to ensure they are appropriate and safe for patients. In addition, he supports operational and customer teams to implement our pharmacy services.

Away from pharmacy, he enjoys spending time with family, running, and watching football, in particular Leicester City.

Fatimah Jadid, GPhC Reg No: 2213417


Fatimah Jadid - Pharmacist

With a background in community pharmacy, Fatimah now works for Chemist Direct as a clinical pharmacist. She graduated in 2015 with a Masters of Pharmacy from the University of Manchester.

In her spare time, she loves being outdoors with family, whether this be walking or cycling. On her longer breaks, she often goes travelling or camping.

Oana Zgrebencian, GPhC Reg No: 2206146


Oana Zgrebencian - Pharmacist

Oana is part of our clinical pharmacist team. Prior to moving to the UK she worked as a pharmacist abroad for a year, and has then spent seven years working in community pharmacy. Since joining our team, she has had plenty of opportunities to engage with patients on the phone or by email, whilst also working hard to check and dispense patient prescriptions.

Outside of work, she enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, and swimming.

Shante Michel, GPhC Reg No: 2223452


Shante Michel - Pharmacist

Shante joined our team of pharmacists in 2022. Before this, she worked as a community pharmacist and then as a pharmacist store manager. Shante obtained a Masters in Pharmacy degree from De Montfort University in 2018 and became registered as a pharmacist the following year.

When she is not working she takes day trips with her family, and enjoys relaxing and watching the television with a cup of tea and her feet up.

Anju Gill, GPhC Reg No: 2064324


Anju Gill - Pharmacist

Anju graduated with a Masters of Pharmacy in 2006, and before joining our team in 2016, gained experience in community pharmacy. Her responsibilities include clinical checks of NHS and private online doctor prescriptions. She is also involved in the Discharge Medicine Service and Bristol Trials.

Away from work, she enjoys spending time with family, reading, and going to the gym.

Rubbia Qureshi, GPhC Reg No: 2220090


Rubbia Qureshi - Pharmacist

Rubbia is a clinical pharmacist. She carries out clinical checks and deals with queries throughout the dispensing process. She graduated from the University of Wolverhampton in 2017 with a Masters in Pharmacy. Before joining our team she gained experience as a relief manager and as a manager in community pharmacy.

In her free time, she enjoys trying new cuisines, baking, going for walks and spending time with her family. Recently, she has taken up an interest in travelling.

Shafaqat Ali, GPhC Reg No: 2078425


Shafaqat Ali - Pharmacist

Shafaqat is one of our clinical pharmacists and is involved in ensuring all medication dispensed is safe and suitable for our patients. He graduated with a Masters of Pharmacy degree, from the University of Bradford in 2013

His life outside of work revolves around spending time with family, and his various interests such as reading fantasy novels, creative writing, and studying religious philosophy.

Claire Makey, GPhC Reg No: 2053949


Claire Makey - Pharmacist

Claire obtained a Masters of Pharmacy degree from Liverpool John Moores University in 2002. She joined the Pharmacy2U team in 2017, becoming one of our full-time pharmacists in 2018. She loves working in our team and ensuring we are delivering the highest possible clinical standards for our patients.

In her spare time, she loves walking in the British countryside including the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia National Park. Her other hobbies include gardening, cooking, reading, and the occasional jigsaw.

Carla Flore, GPhC Reg No: 2230548


Carla Flore - Pharmacist

Carla started working as a dispenser for Pharmacy2U in 2019, but in 2022 moved to a role as a pharmacist. Prior to joining our team she worked abroad, after graduating from the University of Cagliari with a Masters in Pharmacy in 2012. She also studied at the University of Pavia, obtaining a PhD in Cosmetology in 2017.

Away from her role as a pharmacist, she enjoys gardening, playing the piano and running. She also loves dogs and spending time with her friends.

Shilpa Karia, MRPharmS. - GPhC Reg No: 2087328


Shilpa Shailen Karia - Pharmacist

Shilpa is one of our pharmacists. She obtained a Masters in Pharmacy degree in 2013 from Aston University. Since then she has also gained further qualifications in MSc Dermatology in Clinical Practice from the University of South Wales (2020), and a Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing from De Montfort University (2022). Her role involves clinically checking prescriptions, and ensuring we remain compliant with local policies and relevant medicines legislation to deliver medications to patients safely and effectively.

To relax after work she enjoys crafting and baking.

Julie Martin,


Julie Martin - Dispenser

Julie is one of our pharmacy dispensers. She obtained an NVQ Level 2 in Pharmacy Services in 2006. Her responsibilities include reviewing patient questionnaires when they purchase pharmacy products, making sure products are suitable before approval, and monitoring the frequency and use of medications.

In her spare time, she enjoys baking and decorating novelty cakes for her friends and family.

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