PDA National Conference 2019

“Moving from Supply to Services: Managing the risks; Embracing the Opportunities”. The PDA National Conference takes place in Birmingham on 30 – 31 March 2019. This event provides the perfect opportunity to engage and connect with other members, in addition to discovering more information on emerging opportunities and practical guidance to help effectively manage risk.

Sat 30th - Sun 31st March 2019

The Programme

Saturday 30th March

09:00 Registration and exhibition
10:15am Welcome and introduction Claire Ward,
PDA Director of Public Affairs
10:25am Key issues being handled by the PDA A round up of the work of the PDA
Mark Koziol, PDA Chairman
11:05am Some shocking defence cases handled by the PDA Lessons learned from PDA's case work
Mark Pitt, PDA Director of Defence Services
11:45am The realities about De-criminalisation The PDA's position on the defences offered by the work of the Rebalancing Board
Greg Lawton, PDA Policy Manager
12:05pm A prosecution following a dispensing error Join the jury as we enact a court case depicting a dispensing error prosecution
Noel Wardle and Rachel Warren, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
12:35pm Protecting Patients and Staff through Error Management How to Think like a Pilot
Captain Niall Downey FRCSI
1:00pm Break for lunch
1:45pm Unionisation of the pharmacy workforce The benefits of an organised pharmacist workforce - a progress report
Paul Day, PDA Director
2:10pm A Safer Pharmacies Charter An initiative to instil safer standards for community Pharmacy
- Further safety initiatives planned
- Results from the PDA patient safety survey
Alima Batchelor, PDA Head of Policy
Greg Lawton, PDA Policy Manager
Helen Lewis, PDAU Regional Official, West and Wales
2:50pm Raising Concerns with an employer The process of whistleblowing
Laura Fatah, Protect (formerly Public Concern at Work)
The whistleblowing charity
3:15pm Coffee break
3:35pm Remote Supervision and the de-professionalisation of Community Pharmacy vs the development of the Community Pharmacy as a clinical hub What are we doing about the threats facing community pharmacy in England?
Wider than Medicines: PDA's strategic policy programme
Mark Koziol, PDA Chairman
Jag Sangha, Pharmaceutical Adviser, Dudley CCG
4:30pm End of day one
7pm In the evening there is a charity fundraising dinner in aid of Pharmacist Support, hosted by the PDA

To find out more information and secure your place, visit: www.the-pda.org/events/pdacharitydinner

Sunday 31st March

09:00am Registration and exhibitor time
9:30am Welcome and introduction A roundup of developments from day one.
Mark Koziol, PDA Chairman
9:45am Learning about the French Model of Pharmacy Following up on the Health Ministers statements in Parliament, come and hear from two esteemed colleagues on what the coveted model really looks like.
Dr. Philippe Floquet,
Central Council of Pharmacists of the French National Order
Dr. Serge Caillier,
Vice-president of the Central Council of employed pharmacists of the French National Order
10:10am Learning about the Scottish model of Pharmacy An example of professional leadership
Johnathan Laird, MRPharmS
10:35am Learning about the American Model of Pharmacy
Best models of practice from the USA
Dr. Lawrence “LB” Brown, Former President of the American Pharmacists Association
11:00am Questions & Answers on French, Scottish and American models Dr. Lawrence "LB" Brown
Johnathan Laird
Dr. Philippe Floquet
Dr. Serge Caillier
11:20am Innovation
What is needed and what is already out there?
A session to:-
- Showcase what’s already out there
- Understand the barriers to progress
- How to embrace the opportunities
The session is chaired by Claire Ward, PDA Director of Public Affairs featuring
- Olutayo Arikawe, Priory Community Pharmacy
- Ade Williams, Bedminster Pharmacy
- Evina Paloumpi, Researcher University of Bath
12:20pm Break for lunch
1:00pm Technology Showcasing what is available to help pharmacists deliver
Hemant Patel, Secretary of North East London LPC
1:30pm The role of support staff Developing skill mix in pharmacy - key findings from the PDA’s project on Pharmacy Technicians
Alima Batchelor, PDA Head of Policy & Liz Brooke, Primary Care Pharmacist
1:50pm A new model of pharmacy practice A patient facing, award winning clinical community pharmacy service
Bernadette Brown, Cadham Pharmacy
2:20pm Coffee break
2:30pm How to change the public’s perception of pharmacy Dr Lawrence "LB" Brown,
Former President of the American Pharmacy Association describing his public perception project in the USA
3:00pm Launching a National pro-pharmacy advertising campaign Mike Harris,
3:30pm Concluding remarks
3:45pm Conference ends



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