This conference will discuss key issues for pharmacy services in England, looking at:
- Integrating services,
- Regulating online pharmacies, and
- Next steps for reducing overprescribing.
It takes place following the publication of the five-year Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework, which commits funding to community pharmacy and highlights the role of pharmacists in improving public health and prevention and delivering the NHS Long Term Plan.
Delegates will discuss the bigger role for pharmacists in in providing care for patients over the next decade - as well as improving medicine optimisation and promoting medicine safety.
They will also assess challenges and opportunities for the contract and the NHS Long Term Plan, looking at:
- Priority areas for funding,
- Key issues for logistics and increasing capacity, and
- Next steps for rolling out the electronic prescription service.
Professor Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar, Director, Centre for Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice Research, Department of Pharmacy, University of Huddersfield; Simon Dukes, Chief Executive Officer, Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee; Steve Howard, Director, Clinical Standards, McKesson UK; Catherine McDermott, Chief Digital Officer, McKesson UK; Dr Vishen Ramkisson, Senior Clinical Lead, Product Development, NHS Digital and Duncan Rudkin, Chief Executive and Registrar, General Pharmaceutical Council.
Further confirmed speakers:
Judith Davey, The Advocacy Project; Malcolm Harrison, Company Chemists’ Association; Andrew Lane, National Pharmacy Association and James Roach, NHS West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group.
- The role of pharmacy in supporting the delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan;
- Priorities for the community pharmacy contract;
- Key issues for the delivery of pharmacy services: developing Primary Care Networks, integrating services and improving patient care;
- The future of pharmacy services in the UK - an international comparison; and
- Next steps for innovation in pharmacy services:
- Assessing the role of technology in the dispensing of medicines;
- Regulating online pharmacies: transparency, safeguarding and patient choice;
- Integration into urgent and emergency care; and
- Digitising medicines data: improving access, ensuring patient safety and training the workforce.
Price: £95 PLUS VAT
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