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.
Director of Innovation
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.
Director of Workforce Transformation
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.
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.
Anna joined Soar Beyond in 2016 with over 10 years of post-graduate pharmacy experience in the NHS 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 southwest 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.
Anna’s roles in Soar Beyond have covered everything from clinical pharmacist services management, deployment of therapy reviews, design and delivery of i2i Network training programmes and projects to the NHS, pharmaceutical industry, and healthcare systems globally.
With a proven history of delivering business change in private sector healthcare provision, Tom is well-placed to support internal and external operations as Soar Beyond embarks on our next period of growth and expansion.
Prior to joining Soar Beyond Tom launched a new ‘Uber’ style booking system to allow hospitals to book ambulances quicker and clear wards more effectively & worked across the world covering F1 for an international broadcaster.
Tom joined Soar Beyond in April and is excited to drive the growth and development of the company forward.
Clinical Services Pharmacist
Shiv supports the development and execution of services provided by Soar Beyond, including the SMART and i2i network. She is responsible for the creation of clinical resources and tools for clinical pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.
Shiv started her career at Boots Pharmacy. A key highlight was the successful implementation and rollout of a local project which resulted in a national rollout for the Meningitis B service. Following this, she was awarded “Pharmacist of the Year” at the Boots awards for the local area. After completion of her Independent Prescribing qualification in Type 2 Diabetes, she moved into a clinical role as a Medicines Optimisation Care Homes Pharmacist. Here, she found her passion for delivering advice, education, and training for healthcare professionals and care home staff as well as an interest in setting up and running projects. This led her to take on the role of a PCN Pharmacist and then a Lead PCN Pharmacist. She led on several successful projects including the mobilisation of the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic, and the design, development, and mobilisation of a central prescription service for the PCN, alongside managing a team of pharmacists and delivering the PCN DES.
Shiv has a keen interest in launching new services which utilise pharmacists’ skillset to improve patient outcomes.
Digital Clinical Writer
Robyn joined the Soar beyond team in July 2022 as a Digital Clinical Writer.
Robyn started her career in community pharmacy, gaining the Medicine Counter Assistant and Dispensing Assistant qualifications. After three years, she moved to McKesson UK initially working in the Superintendent’s department, supporting the business-to-business contracts in specialty pharmacy. This developed her abilities for writing and document design, and her knowledge of Clinical Governance.
After a year, Robyn started supporting wider areas of the business; including travel health and clinical homecare, working in collaboration with Medical and Governance teams on key clinical documents. This further developed her abilities and equipped her with a mixed skill set allowing her to support a variety of projects.
Robyn will be supporting the creation and accuracy of clinical content for our i2i programmes and supporting copy and content development across the business.
Clinical Services Pharmacist
Sukhpreet supports the Soar Beyond business at a clinical and project management level. She develops and delivers written resources, e-learning, and service tools for our NHS and pharmaceutical industry commissioned services such as i2i Network and SMART.
Sukhpreet started her career as a hospital Pharmacist where she worked as an oncology Pharmacist in the aseptic unit, manufacturing and releasing chemotherapy and supportive medication. She then moved to McKesson UK (LloydsPharmacy) where she worked in the superintendent’s department. She was lead in developing clinical resources for the business-to-business contracts across the estate. This gave her in-depth knowledge of the governance framework and clinical articulation practice to enhance her writing abilities for key documents.
Sukhpreet is passionate about the well-being of patients. This, coupled with her attention to detail in writing goes hand in hand with quipping pharmacists with the knowledge needed to carry out their role competently and confidently.
Clinical Services Pharmacist
Anthony supports the Soar Beyond business at a clinical and project management level. His role is split between developing and delivering written resources, e-learning, and service tools for our NHS and pharmaceutical industry commissioned services such as i2i Network and SMART as well as hands on clinical work in practice. His work includes in-reach coaching, supervision of GP Practice pharmacists and leading on pathway transformation projects.
Anthony’s early interest in developing change started as a pre-reg where he won an award in the East Midlands for the best QI project which was presented at the UKCPA conference in London. He continued his career in hospital pharmacy where he became a medicines safety pharmacist and acted as the main point of contact for medicines queries. He developed his passion for education in this role as he led on teaching sessions for a wide range of healthcare professionals and was integral in changing safety culture in his Trust. Anthony further specialised in Gastroenterology where he completed his Independent Prescribing qualification and provided training for pre-registration and junior pharmacists. Anthony’s interest in improving processes and driving change led him to becoming the PCN lead pharmacist in his most recent role where he was tasked with heading up a new service to manage a patient population of 125’000. He successfully managed a team of pharmacists and technicians to help deliver the PCN DES and integrate clinical services into practices.
Anthony’s passion for patient safety and determination to deliver the best possible outcomes continues to drive his career within healthcare. He joins at the start of 2023 to help with the continued development and growth of Soar Beyond.
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.
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.
PA / Project Team Lead
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
Senior Project Executive
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.
Senior Project Executive
Ana initially joined the team in 2017 and after a small break re-joined to support Soar Beyond as a project executive mainly supporting the production of the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessments. Ana has a can-do attitude and a very high level of attention to detail which makes her a trusted pair of hands within the business coordinating large volumes of information and data which forms the backbone of many regulatory reports.
Ana has a Masters in Archives and File Management and has held various roles from Personal Assistant to director level, events, and project management.
PA and Project Executive
Anna joined the Soar Beyond team in May 2023. She has spent the past 20 years working in Marketing, Events and Executive Assistant roles, for big brands including John Lewis, TK Maxx, Britvic and Costa Coffee. In addition to this, Anna founded a Bridalwear business and ran it for seven years.
Anna is now combining her corporate and entrepreneurial experience to support Tiba and Anjna as a PA, and using her additional skillset to contribute to Projects, Marketing and Events.
Anna is the proud Mum of two boys and a crazy cocker spaniel.
Graduate Project Executive
Jemma joined the Soar Beyond team in April 2022 as a Graduate Project Executive.
Jemma’s role covers the breadth of the consultancy supporting many divisions including Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment and i2i, with a focus on proofreading, formatting, and accessibility checking.
As an English graduate with a MA degree in Postcolonial Studies, Jemma can aptly communicate, articulate, and analyse both literature and data with a high level of attention to detail. Her passion for learning combined with her vast editorial experience provides Jemma with a range of skills to support the production of high-quality projects.
Joe joined the Soar Beyond team in November 2021 as a project executive. His role is split supporting all divisions of the business, with a focus on Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment and i2i support. With an aptitude for liaising seamlessly with different members of the team, and knowing where to focus his time and assistance, he helps ensure that targets are met, and goals kept.
With several years’ experience working in customer-facing roles, in sectors such as mining, finance, and real estate, he is always a helpful line of contact to aid in inquiries or feedback.
Joe has a degree in Classical Civilization, which has prepared him with the skills to accurately sift through large volumes of data, whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
Sarah joined Soar Beyond in February 2022 as a Project Executive.
She is accomplished and a highly motivated professional in all aspects of business administration and executive support across many Industries including the Civil Service and has even been the Diary Secretary to former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott.
She is a proactive individual, thrives in dynamic environments and quickly adapts to the ever-changing demands of the administrative field.
Oli is a driven individual embarking on a 12-month placement where he is undertaking a business analyst role. Despite the focus being financial, he will be using his finite experience supporting projects across the business.
Oli is keen to take on new challenges and use this opportunity to gain invaluable experience for his professional and personal growth
Data Protection Officer
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.