Seema is responsible for directing market access projects, identifying strategic recommendations, and as a UK health adviser in her current role. She is an accomplished healthcare executive with 20 years of experience in healthcare management, working in both NHS and private sectors in primary, secondary, and tertiary care services, and as a payer. She is experienced in design, delivery, and review of health care programs, health strategy, and healthcare services. Seema has expertise in market access, pathway development, and decision-making in the NHS with experience across a range of disease areas, including oncology, neurology, respiratory, infectious diseases, mental health, immunology, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.
Most recently, Seema was chief pharmacist and director of commissioning, with the statutory responsibility for the medicines budget and development of care pathways for the area. Through her collaborative leadership style and strong clinician engagement, she has led successful pathway reviews leading to improvements with measurable impact on population health and improved resource utilization. Prior to her roles in strategic payer organizations, Seema worked as a clinical pharmacist in many of London’s teaching hospitals, including Guy’s and St. Thomas’, St. Bartholomew’s, and King’s College Hospital.
Seema was previously a medicines prescribing associate with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and a national pharmaceutical adviser to NHS England. She holds an MSc in clinical pharmacy and a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honors) from University College London. Her areas of personal interest include healthcare planning and continuous quality improvement.