WINNER: Jalak Shukla, Lead Clinical Pharmacist – Federated4Health, Haringey GP Federation  

Federated4Health collectively nominated Jalak Shukla for this award. Ms Shukla has shown dedication and worked extraordinarily hard to lead and embed a new clinical pharmacist workforce into primary care across the 36 GP surgeries in Haringey, say her nominators. “Jalak has not only inspired her own Clinical Pharmacy team, but has also influenced the wider healthcare arena. She has encouraged the team to develop in order to deliver better patient outcomes, high quality care and become clinical leaders in their own right.”

The judges were impressed by the outstanding implementation of Ms Shukla’s programme of embedding pharmacists in general practice. This has clearly encouraged others to overcome challenges in leadership, moving to more professionally diverse clinical leadership in primary care.

Read about Jalak Shukla on HSJ Solutions.


Dr Sarbjit Clare MBE, Deputy Medical Director and Consultant Acute Physician – Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals Trust


  • Nicola Jane Allen, Clinical Lead for Community Services – Gateshead Care Partnership, Gateshead Health Foundation Trust
  • Anne Frampton, Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine – University Hospitals Bristol and Weston FT
  • Dr Jonathan Kwan, Consultant Nephrologist and Divisional Medical Director – Dartford and Gravesham Trust
  • Dr Stephen Lytton, GP Clinical Lead for Respiratory – East Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group and Seaside Medical Centre
  • Anne Pullyblank, Medical Director and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon – West of England AHSN
  • Sam Tyrer, Prevention and Engagement Lead – Lancashire & South Cumbria FT