The Pharmacy Conference
Tomorrow’s Pharmacy for today’s patients
Clive Roberts - Chair of Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology, Head of the School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham
Mohammed Hussain FRPharmS - Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, and Clinical Lead with NHS Digital
Aneet Kapoor - Chair, Community Pharmacy Greater Manchester
Professor Satyajit Sarker - Director of Pharmacy and Biomolecular sciences, Liverpool John Moore’s University
Emeritus Professor Saman Warnakulasuriya - King’s College London
Benefit from insights into the latest developments in NHS policy and how these changes will impact on the UK’s community pharmacies.
Have your questions answered by leading experts in pharmacy and health policy.
Anticipate the changes set out in the Five Year Forward View and plan ahead to meet the demands of the future.
Network with other delegates from across the pharmacy sector.
Discover how advances in pharmaceutical development and new drug dispensing technologies will help provide patients with a better level of service.
The Pharmacy Conference boasts a variety of outstanding speakers from the across the health care and pharmaceutical sectors. Each one has been handpicked based on their experience and professional background to ensure that all delegates benefit from relevant, high-quality presentations. Expect speakers to cover a wide variety of topics including:
The NHS Five Year Forward View encourages the public to make use of pharmacies for minor ailments, coughs and colds. With 92.1% of all NHS prescriptions dispensed in 2015 coming from community pharmacies, pharmacists on the high street are well placed to provide clinical advice and improve public health. This would significantly ease the pressure on GPs and emergency units. In spite of this, in many areas community pharmacies are facing closure due to budget cuts, raising concerns about patient access for those who need it most. How can pharmacists meet the challenge of providing additional services despite reduced resources?
According to the department of health, 40% of pharmacies are placed within 10 minutes’ walk of at least two other providers. Can some of the 11,500 pharmacies in England be rationalised or consolidated without compromising on service? How can innovations such as click and collect and online prescriptions make the process more efficient?
Brexit threatens to cause a major disruption to the UK pharmaceutical industry with experts warning the Government that severing ties with European Medicines Agency would turn the country into a “third-class market”. What impact will leaving the European Union have on research and development as well as the recruitment of new pharmacists?
Exciting development in nanotechnology, biomedicine and 3D printing look set to revolutionise the pharmacy sector. How will these new innovations change the way drugs are prescribed and how will they shape the future of pharmacy?