Our team is predominantly former and current NHS clinicians and payers so we fully understand the pressures and barriers that currently exist within the NHS and industry. Our goal is to design and deliver solutions to overcome these challenges and we are committed to making you successful.
As the founding partner of Soar Beyond, Shailen has more than 30 years of experience working in, and with, the NHS. He has a passion for helping the NHS make the most out of their investment in medicines.
Shailen is a respected and trusted thought-leader and innovator in the field of medicines management and has always been a strong advocate of working in partnership and collaboration with industry.
Before this, Shailen worked as a pharmacist and as Head of Medicines Management and Diabetes Lead for Hillingdon PCT.
Shailen leads an active and colourful LinkedIn group with over 2,000 NHS Payers and industry members keen to understand and debate various policies that affect commissioning better outcomes for patients.
Shailen is a Trustee at the Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamstead, Shailen was appointed this position to apply his background and expertise in medicines, healthcare delivery and service redesign to further the fantastic work of this Hospice. Shailen will be focusing, in particular,on the Clinical Governance and Income Generation committee work
Shailen is passionate about self-development and is always striving to challenge Soar Beyond and its customers to reach above and beyond their known limits.Get in touch
Tiba heads up both the market access and the training services for Soar Beyond including the i2i Network for practice pharmacists.
Change management is, however, Tiba’s passion – both supporting the NHS and our industry partners to do this effectively at an individual and/or organisational level.
Tiba was previously a Change Management Consultant for Accenture where she successfully project-managed the first national programme for IT implementation into the ambulance service.
Prior to this, Tiba spent seven years with Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals and has a cross-section of customer-facing experience in sales, NHS liaison, project management and training. Tiba was among the first-ever secondments from a pharmaceutical company to the NHS and therefore understands the need to work in an innovative and B2B relationship with the NHS and industry.
Tiba works closely with our customers to identify their needs and develop unique solutions to meet them. Being the favourite part of her role, this is where many of the Soar Beyond innovative services and methodologies come from.Get in touch
Since joining Soar Beyond in 2009 as a practice pharmacist, Anjna has developed in a variety of roles and now leads our Pharmacist Service division. Her main focus and strengths revolve around in supporting our NHS partners to implement effective and sustainable change at organisational level.
Anjna has a wealth of experience from the variety of her previous roles in community, primary, secondary care and academia. Anjna began her career as a community pharmacist with Boots the Chemists, and has held various roles from managerial to clinical. Prior to this, she also held academic positions at Nottingham and Demonfort Universities.
Anjna is passionate about improving the outcomes for patients through medicines by developing pharmacists to achieve this. Her strong project management skills and attention to detail have allowed us to systematise delivery and ensure successful and timely implementation to an exceptional standard.Get in touch
Kajal leads and supports the overall design, deployment and management of a range of services provided by Soar Beyond to the NHS and Pharmaceutical Industry. She has a particular passion for ensuring services realise their benefits to patients in the leanest and most efficient way.
Kajal started her career as a community pharmacist and soon found her passion in developing scalable services to deliver positive change for patients and the wider healthcare system.
Prior to joining Soar Beyond, Kajal spent 8 years with McKesson (parent company for LloydsPharmacy, PSS and Optimed Healthcare) where she gained a wealth of experience in developing and mobilising primary, secondary care and integrated services. She has led on a number of successful projects during this time including the mobilisation of the LloydsPharmacy Flu vaccination and Travel Health services, as well as leading the pathway design of the first LloydsPharmacy Healthcare Centre in collaboration with their homecare division and a NHS trust. More recently, Kajal has been supporting GP practices, pharmacists, primary care networks in design and delivery of NHS and Pharmaceutical Industry funded services. This experience combined with the understanding of the NHS, ensures our services are of the highest standard for our NHS and Industry partners.Get in touch
Anna supports the development and execution of our pharmacist services, specifically our SMART programme and medicines optimisation projects. She also manages our clinical pharmacist team, working across nine GP practices in north west London as part of the NHS England clinical pharmacy pilot.
Anna has over 10 years post-graduate pharmacy experience – predominantly as a hospital pharmacist, where she held both operational and clinical roles. She made the transition to primary care as a prescribing advisor in south west London in 2014, sparking her passion for really growing and shaping the role of pharmacists in this ever-changing and high-pressured environment.
Whilst at the CCG, Anna completed both her independent prescribing qualification and became a PRINCE2 practitioner. These have both proven invaluable to the many projects she works on, and where she continually delivers to a high standard.Get in touch
Nicola has over ten years’ experience as a pharmacist specialising in medical writing, medicines information, market access and education and development for healthcare professionals. She has a passion for ensuring patients get the best treatment possible by providing healthcare professionals with the best information, tools and training to do this.
Over the years, Nicola has worked in a variety of settings including at The Pharmaceutical Journal, the National Pharmacy Association, in medicines information and in a pharmaceutical market access company. She has worked on a number of educational projects including creating ONTrack for the Pharmaceutical Press and providing a clinical oversight on a number of Pharmaceutical Press publications.
Nicola is ABPI and Veeva/Zinc trained and as Pharmaceutical Services Manager will be supporting the content development for written resources, e-learning and value proposition resources for our NHS and pharmaceutical industry commissioned services such as i2i Network, SMART and consultancy.Get in touch
With over 30 years of finance experience in many different business environments, Ruth is instrumental in helping our finance department run smoothly and efficiently. She is highly skilled in numerous accounting and financial fields.
Having previously worked for both large multi-national corporations and SMEs, Ruth has significant knowledge and expertise in financial accounting and business planning.
Ruth’s friendly and positive nature, coupled with her meticulous attention to detail and exceptional organisation skills, makes her a valuable member of our team.Get in touch
With a passion for supporting the delivery of high-quality projects and exceeding customer expectations, Imogen is an integral part of the Soar Beyond team.
Imogen joined Soar Beyond in 2016 and works across multiple areas of the business as a Project Manager, including pharmacist services, PNAs, events, operations and administrative support.
She graduated as a business student studying Hospitality Management at the University of Portsmouth, where she received a first-class honours degree. Imogen has also recently achieved her Prince 2 qualification.Get in touch
Karen joined the Soar Beyond team in March 2020, bringing over 25 years’ experience from a wide variety of business sectors, including previously working within the pharmaceutical industry.
As well as being a key member of the project executive team, Karen also acts as Shailen’s PA.
Expertly blending her exceptional organisation and multi-tasking skills to work across the Pharma Consultancy division, she supports Shailen and the team in delivering high quality customer service to our clients. Whilst never hesitating to offer support and encouragement to the internal team, Karen is an integral part of the Soar Beyond family.Get in touch
Siobhan joined Soar Beyond in February 2020 as a project executive. She works across both i2i and SMART divisions in a variety of roles which shows off her flair for technical support, marketing and recently supporting with project management. She is excellent at liaising with clients to ensure their needs are not just met but exceeded.
Siobhan has a degree in photography which enables her creative approach to solving any and all problems – no challenge is too big or too small for Siobhan to take whilst she continues her search to be challenged and grow within her role.Get in touch
Katy Jane is the newest member of the project executive team and with over 10 years of administration experience in a wide variety of sectors, she is passionate about delivering high quality projects to clients. She has a keen eye for detail and loves to spread her time working across different areas of the business.
Her degree in Dance and Musical Theatre means she can take creative approaches to all challenges. It also nurtured her positive outlook and can-do attitude, which means that no task is too big or too small for her to take on with enthusiasm and a smile on her face. Her kind, friendly and open nature enables her to work efficiently with any client to meet their needs.Get in touch
Umar is a well-respected Information Governance subject matter expert across the NHS. He has worked across Information Governance within commissioning, provider and within private healthcare environments. He joined Soar Beyond in 2020 and works independently assuring our Information Governance processes and overseeing compliance for Data Protection activities.
Umar also holds several international appointments for providing Data Protection specialist support for several Multinational companies operating in the UK against legal frameworks.Get in touch
"We have been working with Soar Beyond since 2016 to support the implementation of the practice pharmacist role in long term condition management through the i2i Network. The concept of the i2i programme focuses on supporting the practice-based pharmacist to implement in a standardised and structured way to improve patient care through educational workshops supported by a suite of online implementation resources. At the workshops, we witnessed a transformation of those who lacked confidence and a sense of direction, to an empowered and enthusiastic pharmacist feeling supported and keen to implement what they had learned to improve patient care. As a result of the continued success of the i2i Network type 2 diabetes programme, Napp has expanded its partnership to support the asthma programme. We were delighted to be acknowledged as a key partner by Soar Beyond when the i2i Network was a finalist in the 2018 HSJ ‘Improving outcomes through learning and development’ award. Our field and head office teams continue to work closely in partnership with Soar Beyond to support the roll out of the i2i Network locally."
"Soar Beyond were commissioned to undertake our 2015 and 2018 Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment due to their expertise, as well as their robust and thorough approach to document production. Throughout the process, Soar Beyond were proactive, flexible, responsive and committed to producing the highest quality PNA possible. The resulting documents have been very well received by our Health and Wellbeing Board."
“Soar Beyond has been delivering a ‘Core Group’ of advisors to us since 2013 and we continue to renew this service annually because we find the insights and the intelligence provided by this high calibre advisory group invaluable in shaping our services and product positioning. The Core Group comprises a cross-section of senior decision-makers (and national leaders) across primary and secondary care to simulate a real health economy and has evolved over the last five years to include STP and transformation personnel. This group meets three times a year but we also reach out to them to ask for advice in helping to shape our offerings and suggest key priorities for discussion at future Core Group meetings. This means that we are more connected and responsive to NHS priorities at a strategic-level and ensures that we are only investing in market access support that the NHS values or needs. I would recommend Soar Beyond to other companies seeking to understand, align and service their payer decision-makers in a more meaningful way."
"Having worked with Soar Beyond for many years, it has been fantastic to work closely with them again recently across our business area. We have commissioned Soar Beyond to work on both internal upskilling of our market access teams and external payer support and consultancy. We are particularly excited to be supporting a national pathway redesign programme using the Soar Beyond proprietary 4DTM methodology. From a personal perspective, I can always trust Soar Beyond to really understand my needs, develop effective interventions and always deliver to the highest of standards."
"I have commissioned Soar Beyond for a number of clinical initiatives because they understand the medicines optimisation agenda and the impact it has on patient outcomes. The outcomes of our collaborative projects have demonstrated the return on investment in both financial terms as well as quality and patient improvements."
"Soar Beyond were commissioned by the CCG to provide a practice-focussed Medicines Optimisation Service to deliver evidence-based efficiencies to support QIPP delivery. Soar Beyond developed and implemented a robust plan that delivered the desired outcomes within the agreed time and budget. We found Soar Beyond to be extremely responsive, proactive in their approach and they communicated effectively with practices and the CCG throughout the project."