Parbir Jagpal gained a B Pharm (1st class Hons) from The School of Pharmacy, University of London in 1991 and completed her pre-registration training with Boots the Chemists. She spent most of her community pharmacy years managing a health centre pharmacy, where she developed good working practices with local GP surgeries and other healthcare professionals. Parbir was involved in clinical training of Pharmacists and was a pre-registration tutor.
In 2000 she started working as a Practice Pharmacist providing medicines management support to GP surgeries in Walsall. In 2002 Parbir moved to Dudley Health Authority and continued to develop the role of the Practice Pharmacist.
She qualified as an Independent Prescriber in 2007 from Keele University and now works in two GP practices providing a range of medicines management services. These include medication review clinics, medicines optimisation, support for QIPP (quality, innovation, productivity, prevention), clinical governance and risk management.
Parbir has been actively involved in community health initiatives and has lead the development of local clinical guidelines. She has provided mentoring and support for Pharmacy undergraduates and Pharmacists working towards Independent Prescriber status.
She joined the University of Birmingham in April 2013 as part of the team developing the Pharmacy programmes. She uses her experience in community pharmacy and primary care to link learning and development to Clinical Pharmacy Practice.