Clinical Pharmacists

Our clinical pharmacists advise doctors at the surgery on prescribing queries and carry out medication reviews with patients.


Mrs Clare James

I graduated from Aston University in Birmingham and registered as a pharmacist in 1990. Since then I have worked at hospitals in Leeds, Derby and Brighton. I moved to Bath in 2006 and have been working with the NHS BaNES clinical commissioning group as a prescribing adviser supporting GPs with optimising medicines. In 2017 I qualified as an Independent Prescriber and now work for all 5 practices in the Minerva health group with a focus on complex prescribing and older people.


Mr Yu Hin Billy Chan

I graduated from the University of Bath in 2012. Once qualified I worked in community pharmacy in Bristol for 6 years. I completed a clinical diploma in primary care in 2019 and have developed a great interest in becoming a clinical pharmacist, with a goal to become an independent prescriber. I currently work for 5 practices in the Minerva Health Group in Bath. I am very excited to this new role and I am looking forward to many challenges to come.

Pharmacy Technician

Supports the Clinical Pharmacist with administering medication queries and changes.

Miss Briony Forbes

I have worked in community pharmacy for 12 years where I undertook vocational training to qualify as a Registered Accuracy Checking Technician. This is my first experience in a general practice role and I’m really enjoying the variety of working with the five surgeries in the Minerva group – every day brings something different and having a community pharmacy background has been very beneficial in assisting with prescribing queries.