Katie Hargreaves

Quality Use of Medicines Lead Pharmacist
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

Katie Hargreaves (previously Kerr) is the Quality Use of Medicines Lead Pharmacist for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, where she is involved in leading and coordinating improvements in the safe and quality use of medicines.

Katie commenced her career in hospital pharmacy in the UK before moving to Australia in 2005. She has worked on a number of local, state and national projects with a focus on medication safety and quality. Katie worked as part of the implementation team for eMM at Prince of Wales Hospital before moving into her current role, where she provides oversight of the quality and safety of the system as it rolls out to the rest of South Eeastern Sydney Local Health District.

What does the conference theme “Do More” mean to you?
As individuals and as a profession, pharmacists need to step outside their comfort zone, seek out and take on new opportunities.

Why you are excited about participating in MM2017?
There is a huge amount of change happening currently within the profession and within healthcare. MM2017 is an opportunity to learn from each other’s successes as we move forward in this dynamic environment.

Where do you see pharmacy in 10 years?
With the advent of eMM, in 10 years’ time pharmacy practice will be much smarter. We will we have data at our fingertips that we have never had before which we’ll be using to target our resources to the areas of greatest need, increase efficiency and improve the quality of medicines use in our hospitals. Increased transparency through electronic data collection will bring greater credibility to the profession.