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Alistair Carmichael

Managing Director, Pharma Innovations Ltd

Alistair Carmichael

Alastair is a training and business consultant who works primarily with dispensing general practice, the pharmaceutical industry and community pharmacies, helping his clients improve their operational efficiency, profitability and product market access. As a qualified Pharmacist, he is uniquely placed to advise his clients in many aspects of their business.

Alastair has had a varied career history having worked in UK and Europe in senior managerial roles for Community Pharmacy, as a pharmacy owner, as a practice-based pharmacist and now as a business consultant. As a leading Area Manager for Alliance Pharmacy in the Northwest, Alastair was selected to help drive the growth of pharmacy operations in the Netherlands and then Switzerland for Alliance UniChem. Such entrepreneurial experience led him into running his own pharmacy and then working for a large dispensing practice in Powys, Wales. For the last 4 years, he has worked on training, coaching and developing numerous practices across England & Wales, and is renowned as an expert in dispensing general practice. More recently Alastair has used his broad experience to help a number of pharma industry clients improve their product market penetration and focus on who their customer really is.

Alistair Carmichael

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Working with Life Science Access Academy, our company love the variety of the many courses that are on offer. The hour long courses on specific subjects are really useful on Friday lunchtimes for our field teams and gain a lot of interest.

Life Science Access Academy are also super flexible and helpful when it comes to tailoring some additional sessions to our needs.

Marsha Gray, Training Specialist

Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd

We have been partnered with LSAA for several years now which has enabled our team members to develop their competencies and capabilities.

With over 700 learning modules, regular webinars on highly relevant topics across the UK, the opportunity to engage with expert speakers after events and regular blogs and newsletters, the platform is a highly valued resource at Ferring.

The team also provides regular usage statistics so we can understand the hot topics in Ferring and enable colleagues to share knowledge and experience with each other.

Paul Runeckles, Director of Execution Excellence


Frontier Medical has fully implemented, Life Science Access Academy allowing Sales and Marketing to utilise the system. Maximising on line learning for all remote staff stimulates a culture of self-development giving individuals the accountability and responsibility to broaden their skills set.

Life Science Access Academy training is topical and a good fit for the faced paced healthcare market.

Simon Warden, National Sales Manager

Frontier Medical Group

I have found the training via the Life Science Access Academy to be excellent and I know many of my colleagues have as well.

The content is always kept up to date and there is huge and interesting variety of topics covered. The site is curated in a way that makes it clear and easy to navigate. Also, the staff at Life Science access Academy are friendly and responsive and all the experts are always knowledgeable in their areas.

Richard Edmonds

Gedeon Richter Women's Health

The variety and relevancy of content brings value to many different roles across the healthcare industry.

I have also been overwhelmed by the way the Life Science Access Academy team have accommodated our own business needs, being sensitive yet responsive to helping us since its formation.

Robb Sayers, UK Capability Lead

ViiV Healthcare