2018 Agenda

Pharmacy Forward 2018 took place on the 10th June. We will soon begin developing the agenda for 2019 and welcome your feedback. If you have any suggestions or would like to speak at the event, please contact rebeccajolliffe@cogora.com

10.00

Registration and networking

 

Stream 1: Compliance

Stream 2: Optimising existing resources

Stream 3: Clinical effectiveness

Stream 4: New opportunities

Stream 5: The bigger picture

Immunisation
Training 

10.30 - 11.30

The General Data Protection Regulation: Are you compliant?

  • Refresher: Information governance
  • What do pharmacists need to do to ensure compliance with new data protection law
  • Marketing your services under the GDPR

Leyla Hannbeck, Director of Pharmacy, NPA

Workforce planning and upskilling

  • Making the most of your team: delegating to technicians and counter assistants to free  up pharmacist time.
  • How to upskill the pharmacy team.
  • Organisational development to position your team better.

Adam Layland, Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Management, Coventry University

Recognising the opportunity for community pharmacy in managing patients with acne

  • Refreshing clinical skills to confidently recognise mild to severe acne
  • New and traditional treatments including treatment of acne in line with responsible antimicrobial stewardship
  • Complimentary treatments: appropriately increasing retail spend

Rod Tucker, Community Pharmacist and Research Associate, Robert Gordon University

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Please see sessions in other streams

Women in Pharmacy
Starting at 10am, a networking forum specifically addressing gender inequality where you can discuss some of the shared challenges affecting your career in pharmacy.

To book your free ticket for this session click here.

Flu Training Part 1

This face to face training covers your full requirements to be able to deliver flu vaccinations whether private or NHS commissioned. It will cover intramuscular and subcutaneous injection techniques, adult CPR and anaphylaxis. If you are new to vaccinations you will be required to complete an online theory course also.

Price is £80 + VAT

The 2 hour training will be from 10.30 – 13.00 with a 30 minute refreshment break.

Pre-booking is required.

https://www.1centralhealth.co.uk/pharmacy-forward-flu

11.30 - 12.00

Refreshment break and exhibition

12.00 - 13.00

Revalidation for Pharmacy Professionals: providing assurance and improving quality

  • How revalidation has been developed.
  • The components of revalidation that pharmacy professionals will be required to complete.
  • What pharmacy professionals need to do now, and in the coming year, to meet revalidation requirements.

Osama Ammar, Head of Revalidation, GPhC

Beyond Healthy Living Pharmacy

  • Embedding and building on HLP as a platform for the future.
  • Further developing the skills and knowledge of the pharmacy team.

Michael Holden, Principal Associate, Pharmacy Complete

Topical vs systemic NSAIDs: A guide to clinical practice

Mukesh Lad, Superintendent Pharmacist, Mr Pickford’s Pharmacy Group

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Introducing the pharmacy of the future: An insight into in-store automation and digitalisation

  • Understanding the benefits and efficiencies automation can afford community pharmacy
  • Improving medication safety and avoiding dispensing errors
  • Future-proofing your pharmacy ahead of upcoming legislative changes, such as FMD
  • Maximising the potential of new revenue opportunities within the pharmacy environment
  • Showcasing real life outcomes: My Rowa Story, Peter Thnoia (Rose St. Pharmacy, Wokingham)

Mark Roylance, Senior Key Account Manager, UK&I, BD Rowa Technologies

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The role of community pharmacy in the new NHS landscape

  • Is community pharmacy catered for under STPs and ACOs?
  • Influencing the agenda
  • Making the most of opportunities for pharmacy

Panel session chaired by Professor Ash Soni, President, Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Trudi Ward, CPPE National Tutor for Pharmacy Technicians and chair. West Midlands APTUK branch

Olutayo M Arikawe, Superintendent Pharmacist, The Priory Community Pharmacy

Jeff Blankley, Chairman, Birmingham LPC

Flu Training Part 2

The second part of Flu Training (attendees must attend part 1 and 2)

The 2 hour training will be from 10.30 – 13.00 with a 30 minute refreshment break.

Pre-booking is required.

https://www.1centralhealth.co.uk/pharmacy-forward

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch and networking

A selection of exhibitors have been invited to share the latest innovations and support available to community pharmacy and pharmacists. Take time over a free buffet lunch to discuss your challenges and how they may be able to help.

14.00 - 14.45

Patient safety: Professional duty in avoiding harm

  • Medication errors: How is the landscape changing?
  • Use appropriate tools to conduct a root cause analysis and identify steps to minimise risk in the future.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes a patient safety incident and how and when to report such incidents

Megan Harris, Regional Tutor and Education Supervisor for CPPE in the Midlands region

Panel discussion: Is there anything you can do to minimise the impact of supply chain challenges

  • Managing shortages
  • Why are shortages occurring?

This session will include information from The Pharmacist #waronshortages. To take part in the survey and let us know the impact of shortages on your pharmacy, click here

Panellists include Bharat Shah, Sigma Pharmaceuticals plc, Medha Kothari, Community Pharmacist and Researcher in Supply Chain and Mukesh Lad, Superintendent Pharmacist, Mr Pickford’s Pharmacy

 

‘How to be skin experts’ – creating a skincare niche within pharmacy to increase business

  • How to leverage the skincare opportunity in your pharmacy and the importance of aftercare advice
  • Apply the principles of Healthy Living Pharmacy to proactively promote healthy skin, through Health Champions and the team
  • How to create growth in your business by understanding and responding to the skincare needs of your patients, especially with regards to scars and stretch marks

Deborah Evans, Consultant Pharmacist, Pharmacy Complete
Natalia Shelton, Bio-Oil Skin Care Expert, Skin Therapist and Educator, PGCE

 

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The business of community pharmacy: Planning for a sustainable future

  • Identifying your strengths and opportunities.
  • Developing your plan.
  • Measuring success.

Michael Holden, Principal Associate, Pharmacy Complete

 

Vaccination Up-skilling – Get ready for Travel

If you are experienced in delivering flu vaccinations but interested in upskilling to travel health then this course is what you need. It will give you the skills to vaccinate children (2yrs and up) and practise reconstitution skills.

Price is £29.95 + VAT.

The course is 45 minutes and runs at the following times 14.00 – 14.45 and 14.45 – 15.30. Pre-booking is required.

https://www.1centralhealth.co.uk/vaccination-upskilling

14.45 - 15.30

The Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD): Are you ready?

  • What does FMD mean for community pharmacy?
  • What preparations should I make? Are my systems compatible?
  • Responsibilities of manufacturers, wholesalers and pharmacies.

Raj Patel MBE, Chair of UK FMD Working Group for Community Pharmacy and NPA Board Member

The Quality Payments Scheme: PSNC update

  • A run through of the Quality Payments Scheme’s gateway and quality criteria to explain the changes this year.
  • Learnings from last year to help you to address the most common pitfalls and ensure you are maximising your potential engagement with the scheme.
  • Q&A

Zainab Al-Kharsan, Service Development Pharmacist, PSNC

Mental health: Understanding different needs of patients with a mental health disorder

  • Recognising needs and concerns that your patients may have.
  • The importance of physical health changes and what to do about them.
  • Implications of adherence and missed appointments/uncollected prescriptions.
  • Eradicating stigma.

Andrew Down, Deputy Chief Pharmacist, Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Optimising retail and OTC sales: Small change, big reward

  • Analysing the impact and opportunity of reduction in OTC prescriptions
  • Working OTC categories to deliver new revenues.
  • Small changes in approach to benefit the pharmacy, customers and community
  • Maximising your POS and merchandising opportunities

Ed Valenti, OTC Category Manager, Celesio

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Vaccination Up-skilling – Get ready for Travel

If you are experienced in delivering flu vaccinations but interested in upskilling to travel health then this course is what you need. It will give you the skills to vaccinate children (2yrs and up) and practise reconstitution skills.

Price is £29.95 + VAT.

The course is 45 minutes and runs at the following times 14.00 – 14.45 and 14.45 – 15.30. Pre-booking is required.

https://www.1centralhealth.co.uk/vaccination-upskilling

15.30 - 16.00

Keynote: The responsible pharmacist

  • It is increasingly important for pharmacists to be aware of professional and moral responsibilities to protect patients, the public and themselves. From opioid misuse to counterfeit medicines, are you prepared for the unexpected?

Tony Saggers, Former Head of Threat and Intelligence for Drugs, National Crime Agency, Director of StraTac Logical and a consultant specialising in Threat, Risk and Harm strategies, illicit markets and expert evidence

16.00

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Should you wish to put forward ideas for the agenda or are interested in speaking, please email rebeccajolliffe@cogora.com.