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PDA attends CPC to help shape the pharmacy sector

The PDA will be running two sessions at the Clinical Pharmacy Congress (CPC) this year in the hope of sharing knowledge and best practice from across the sector. The PDA sessions include 'Managing Risk in General Practice' and 'PDA members leading change for an anti-racist pharmacy sector.'

Thu 14th April 2022 The PDA

CPC is the largest gathering for the clinical pharmacy profession in the UK. The conference is the opportunity for pharmacists to learn and network with other professionals in the industry as well as take the time to reflect on patient care in over 250 hours of clinical, leadership, strategy and career-boosting content, along with a wealth of inspired and inspiring speakers and over 150 leading exhibitors.

The two-day event, taking place at ExCeL London on 13 – 14 May 2022, is this year themed; ‘Celebrating you, celebrating Clinical Pharmacy’.

The PDA’s first session; ‘Managing Risk in General Practice’, will be led by Alima Batchelor, Head of Policy at the PDA, who has spent the last 17 years working in primary care. 

A crucial aspect of good risk management is that the lessons of the few should always lead to the learning of the many and for these reasons, as a defence association, the PDA is keen to share its learnings with pharmacists involved in these areas of work.

Created from the library of casework and engagement with its members, the PDA is developing a Risk Assessment Tool for those working in general practice as well as for practices themselves to support risk management and facilitate discussions around competency and decision making.

Delegates at CPC will hear from the PDA about emerging themes and how risk can be mitigated through risk identification tools.

The second PDA session at CPC, ‘PDA members leading change for an anti-racist pharmacy sector’, will be a panel discussion with members of the PDA BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) Network based on the network’s Black History Month event last year titled ‘No More Tick Boxes’.

The session will build on the highly respected research of Roger Kline, Research Fellow at Middlesex University and former NHS Equality Director, and his ‘No More Tick Boxes’ report. The report highlights the principles drawn from research evidence that would promote fairer recruitment and career progression, especially for practitioners from BAME backgrounds with a focus on the public sector.

Roger also proposed that an effective way to ensure organisations follow through with the data is by adopting an ‘explain or change’ strategy where employers must explain why they have implemented data and prove why it worked.

At the panel discussion, PDA reps and members from the network will share their experiences of working in pharmacy and explore how pharmacists can work together and campaign for anti-racist workplaces in all sectors of pharmacy. View all the confirmed speakers here.

As an official CPC partner, the PDA is able to offer members a complimentary event pass to the conference. PDA members can access this here


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