Dr Adam Mackridge
Community Pharmacy Lead, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Adam Mackridge registered as a pharmacist in 2002 and began his career as a community pharmacy locum, whilst completing a PhD at Aston University. In 2005, he moved to Liverpool John Moores University as Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, ultimately becoming Reader in Public Health Pharmacy and Leader of Postgraduate Pharmacy Programmes. In 2017, Adam moved to Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) and undertook various pharmacy roles in primary care. He is currently Community Pharmacy Lead for BCUHB and is responsible for the strategic development of its community pharmacy services. In addition to his substantive roles, Adam has served on committees for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, NICE and the National Institute for Health Research. He is currently a member of NHS Wales REC 3 (Research Ethics Committee 3) and has published over 90 peer reviewed journal articles, conference abstracts and text books.
Adam, Llyr Hughes and Alison Hughes will present Community Pharmacy unscheduled care services to improve access and ease GP workload.
This session will include presentations from the commissioner and contractor perspective outlining the development and implementation of services in unscheduled care to help improve patient access and reduce demand on general practices and other unscheduled care providers. The session will include discussion and Q&A with a focus on sharing experiences, including the challenges and successes of taking these services forward in North Wales.