Alex Leung FRSPH MRPharmS DipTravelMed (Glasgow) MFTM RCPS (Glasgow) MRPharmS, PgCert Independent Prescribing (London)
President and Chair of Executive Board
Alex Leung is the Programme Chair of the upcoming Joint Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG) Travel Medicine Conference aiming to enhance the clinical expertise of travel clinic pharmacists, nurses and doctors.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health and Specialist Pharmacist Independent Prescriber, serving as a frontline Travel Health clinician for more than seven years. He is the Head of Travel Medicine and Allergy Services at five GP surgeries and pharmacies and Chief Pharmacist for Shell UK, working with the Shell Occupational Health team to advance its clinical services.
Alex is a board member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG) Faculty of Travel Medicine Education Board (FTMEB) and is tasked, along with fellow board members, to work with the RPS to set the competencies framework of pharmacists’ Travel Health clinicians and the clinical standards of pharmacy travel clinics in the UK.
Alex is the President and Chair of the executive board of the Hong Kong Society of Travel Medicine Founding Group (HKSTMFG), which aims to raise the public’s awareness of the importance of Travel Health for Hong Kong and China travellers. Alex is also a keen advocate for the empowerment of Hong Kong (HK) pharmacist professionals to become trained and competent vaccinators, providing influenza vaccinations utilising skilled healthcare professionals.
He has been working on multiple national and global projects with the aim of raising awareness and clinical standards among healthcare professionals and the general public on the importance of Travel Medicine services and its educational need in the UK, Hong Kong and the Far East.
Alex is the education and clinical director of Voyager Medical, a PGD-accrediting training provider for healthcare professions on travel vaccinations, seasonal influenza and injection techniques. To date, he has taught more than 1,400 UK pharmacists, nurses, doctors and recently dentists in the UK through his face-to-face Travel Vaccinations classroom training courses.
He is a qualified First Aid & Resuscitation Training Instructor, including First Aid At Work (FAAW) and he is an AED and Paediatric/Childcare First Aid Instructor, providing paediatric and adult CPR anaphylaxis courses for GPs, nurses and surgeries support staffs at primary care setting. Alex is also an animal lover and is a qualified Pet First Aid Instructor, specialised in cats’ and dogs’ CPR.