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Sonali trained at Manchester University and Brighton and Sussex NHS Trust and qualified as a pharmacist (MrPharmS) in 1998. She completed a postgraduate diploma in pharmacy practice at the University of London in 2003. Sonali has worked as an HIV specialist for 6 years and currently works at the North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, where she is the Lead Pharmacist HIV Services. Her role includes running patient adherence clinics, management of the drugs budget, audit work and guidelines development, as well as inpatient care. She also sits on the HIV Pharmacy Association steering committee, where she represents HIV pharmacy at a national level, organising training days and developing CPD initiatives with sponsors.

Previously, Sonali worked at Bart's and the London NHS Trust, initially as a rotational pharmacist and then as a GUM and HIV specialist. Her role included providing advice on the appropriate use of medicines, aiding in the set-up of new GUM services (a sexual assault centre, for example), clinical audit, financial management of GUM drugs budgets and the writing of GUM drugs guidelines. She was also involved in developing PGDs for use in GUM clinics and in training nursing staff in their use. Sonali has earlier taught on the City University postgraduate nursing course in HIV/GUM and has trained both junior and undergraduate pharmacists and physicians in GUM and HIV medication issues.

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