Celtic Conference 2019

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Event Name Celtic Conference 2019
Location Edinburgh International Conference Centre
Start Date 9:00am 26/03/2019
Finish Date 5:00pm 26/03/2019
Booking Closes 5:00pm 20/03/2019
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Event Description

The inaugural meeting of the Celtic Conference for Pharmacy will take place in Edinburgh on 26 March 2019 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. The planning for the Conference, which will visit each of the Celtic Nations on a three year cycle, has been ongoing for 18 months. The Conference will be in Scotland in 2019, Wales in 2020 and Northern Ireland in 2021 – returning to Scotland in 2022. 

There is currently no other opportunity available for pharmacy in the Celtic countries to share best practice, whether it be amongst hospitals, primary care, community pharmacy or pharmacy technicians.

In order to ensure that the Conference meets the needs of pharmacy, a tri-nation Steering Group has been in place to advise, recommend and critique all plans leading up to the delivery of the event. Each country has accepted responsibility for providing one third of the satellite session topics and presenters.

The opening plenary session will see the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer at the Scottish Government, Professor Rose Marie Parr, welcoming delegates to the Conference and endorsing the objectives of the day. In addition to Professor Parr, the Chief Pharmaceutical Officers of both Wales and Northern Ireland will be participating in the Conference.

To ensure that delegates go home energised, there will be a motivational session delivered by Steve Head, who has spoken at Pharmacy Management events before and was very well received.

The event will be chaired by Ted Butler.

There is information about travel and accommodation here.
 

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Satellites for this Event

Click on each option to see full details for both of the presentations that will be taking place back to back in the same room where this applies.

The first 8 options listed are for Satellite Session 1 10.10am - 11.00am, the next 8 for Satellite Session 2: 11.40am - 12.30pm, the last 8 for Satellite Session 3 1.40pm - 2.30pm
 

Option 1 - A view from the Highlands: 111 Out-of-hours service - pharmacists as key team members

Speakers: 1) Ian Rudd, Director of Pharmacy, NHS Highland, Scotland 2) Alexandra Gibbins, Professional lead for 111 Pharmacists - National 111 Programme, Wales

Theme 1 asks What Is The Role For Pharmacists?

In strand 1 we'll examine two current roles.

Ian Rudd will open with "A View from t...

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Option 2 - GP Practice pharmacists: Pharmacy First - Inverclyde and beyond

Speakers: 1) Glynis McMurtry, Professional Head of Pharmacy, GP Federations, Federation Support Unit, Belfast, Northern Ireland 2) Audrey Thompson, Lead Pharmacist Prescribing Services, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Scotland

Theme 1 is concerned with What Is The Role For Pharmacists?

In this pair of talks Glynis McMurtry asks What is the role for GP practice pharmacists? ...

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Option 3 - Primary Care Cluster Pharmacist roles: Integrating clinical pharmacy roles across sectors

Speakers: 1) Lloyd Hambridge, Practice Based Clinical Pharmacist, Caerphilly East Neighbourhood Care Network, Wales 2) Anne Friel, Head of Pharmacy & Medicines Management, Western Health & Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland

Theme 1 asks What Is The Role For Pharmacists?

In this pair of talks Lloyd Hambridge discusses the role of the pharmacist in a primary care cluster...

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Option 4 - Pharmacy Anywhere: Is the wrong prescription ever right?

Speakers: 1) Claire Morrison, Senior Clinical Quality Lead, NHS Highland, Scotland 2) Kate McNamara, Practice Pharmacist, Fforestfach Medical Centre, Swansea, Wales

Theme 2 asks: Polypharmacy – Good Or Bad?

Claire Morrison, Senior Clinical Quality Lead, NHS Highland, Scotland

Claire Mo...

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Option 5 - Role of a medicines adherence pharmacist: Polypharmacy medication review in care homes

Speakers: 1) Jean Patterson, Specialist Case Management Pharmacist - Adherence and Support, Ulster Hospital, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland 2) Ruth Campbell, Pharmacist Independent Prescriber, Boots, Scotland

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Option 6 - Polypharmacy in the prison population: Deprescribing for older people in hospitals

Speakers: 1) Thomas Cox, Lead Prison Pharmacist, HMP Berwyn Health and Wellbeing Centre, Wrexham, Wales 2) Julie Magee, Lead Pharmacist - Care of Older People, Antrim Area Hospital, Northern Ireland

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Option 7 - Topic to be confirmed A

Speakers: To be confirmed

This will be a sponsored satellite session.

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Option 8 - Cross-sector collaboration

Speakers: Mike Pratt, Pharmacy Consultant, Scotland

Workshops will be highly interactive sessions to consider the challenges, develop approaches for the future and help you 'stay ahead of the game.' Mike Pratt will lead t...

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Option 1 - Innovation in Community Pharmacy: Pharmacy research strategy

Speakers: 1) Bernadette Brown, Pharmacist Practitioner, Cadham Pharmacy, Fife, Scotland 2) Dr Sarah Hiom, Chair of the Pharmacy Research Wales Steering Group, All Wales Specialist Pharmacist R&D, St Mary’s Pharmaceutical Unit, Cardiff, Wales

Theme 3 asks Innovation – What Is Really Happening?

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Option 2 - Development of MOIC: Innovating rural pharmacy

Speakers: 1) Dr Glenda Fleming, Deputy Director of the Medicines Optimisation Innovation Centre (MOIC); Training, Service Development and Research Pharmacist, Northern Health & Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland 2) Anthony McDavitt, Advanced Clinical Pharmacist & Prescribing Advisor, NHS Shetland, Scotland

Theme 3 asks Innovation – What Is Really Happening?

Development of the Regional Medicines Optimisation Innovation Centre (MOIC)

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Option 3 - Choose Pharmacy - innovation in community care: Small Business Research Initiative in pharmacy innovation

Speakers: 1) Emma Williams, Lead Pharmacist - Community Pharmacy & Primary Care, Cwm Taf Local Health Board, Wales 2) Cathy Harrison, Deputy Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, Department of Health, Northern Ireland

Theme 3 asks Innovation – What Is Really Happening?

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Option 4 - National NSAID communication bundle: Improving medicines safety in frailty patients

Speakers: 1) Mark Easton, National Clinical Lead Pharmacist, Healthcare Improvement Scotland (Primary Care Portfolio) 2) Lowri Davies, Frailty and Chronic Conditions Cluster Pharmacist, South Ceredigion GP Cluster, Wales

Theme 4 considers How Can Medicines Safety Be Improved?

Mark Easton has been a community pharmacist since 1986, currently working in the independen...

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Option 5 - Making insulin treatment safer: How Can Medicines Safety Be Improved?

Speakers: 1) Rosemary Donnelly, Lead Diabetes Pharmacist, Ulster Hospital, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland 2) David Thomson, Lead for Community Pharmacy Development & Governance, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Scotland

Theme 4 asks How Can Medicines Safety Be Improved?

Since graduating with BSc Hons from Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) in 1982, Rosemary Don...

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Option 6 - DERS for smart insulin pumps: Developing the role of a discharge pharmacist

Speakers: 1) Dianne Burnett, Lead Medicines Information Pharmacist, Withybush General Hospital, Wales 2) Dr Tracey Boyce, Director of Pharmacy and Medicines Management, Southern Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland

Two pharmacists give their personal reflections on patient safety initiatives. First Dianne Burnett speaks on Development and implementation of DERS for smart infusion p...

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Option 7 - Topic to be confirmed B

Speakers: To be confirmed

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Option 8 - GP practice based pharmacists

Speakers: Facilitated by: Darrell Baker, Clinical Director of Pharmacy and Medicines Management, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Wales

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Option 1 - Healthcare needs of the homeless: Profession-led discharge

Speakers: 1) Richard Lowry, Lead Pharmacist, Research and Development, Clinical Pharmacist, Homeless Health Service, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Scotland 2) Sue Hanson and Jane Barnes, Clinical Pharmacist and Pharmacy Manager, Nevill Hall Hospital, Wales

The fifth theme asks What is patient or person centred care?

Richard Lowry opens the session with Can we help address the healthcare needs of pe...

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Option 2 - Regional Palliative Care Network: Dot C - Community Pharmacy Hep C treatment

Speakers: 1) Peter Armstrong, Lead Pharmacist, Northern Ireland Macmillan Palliative Care Pharmacy Service Improvement Project, Mater Hospital, Belfast 2) Andrew Radley, Consultant in Public Health Pharmacy, NHS Tayside, Scotland

Theme 5 asks What is Patient or Person Centred Care?

Peter Armstrong, based in Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, is the Lead Pharmacist for the Nort...

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Option 3 - INR service via Community Pharmacy: IMPACTAgewell® Social Prescribing Project

Speakers: 1) Rachel Davies, Burry Port Pharmacy, Hywel Dda Local Health Board, Wales 2) Jonathon Lloyd, Community Pharmacist, Director in Primary Care and Community Together (PACT), Northern Ireland

The fifth theme asks What is patient or person centred care?

Rachel Davies describes an INR service delivered via community pharmacy before Jonathon Llo...

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Option 4 - Improving population level care in heart failure: Patient support by the Renal Specialist Team

Speakers: 1) Paul Forsyth, Lead Pharmacist - Clinical Cardiology (Primary Care) / Heart Failure Specialist, West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital, Scotland 2) Christopher Brown, Consultant Renal Pharmacist, Swansea, Wales

Theme 6 is How Can The Quality Of Care Be Improved?

Paul Forsyth worked as a Heart Failure Pharmacist from 2004 before becoming Lead Phar...

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Option 5 - Medicines optimisation in older people: Development of a therapeutics portal for patients and clinicians

Speakers: 1) Carmel Darcy, Consultant Pharmacist (Older People), Altnagavin Area Hospital, Western Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland 2) Patricia Hannam, Primary care clinical pharmacist, NHS Highland, Scotland

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Option 6 - Care Home medicines - Community Pharmacy Enhanced Service: Case management study in GP practices

Speakers: 1) Timothy Banner, Principal Pharmacist, Head of Patient Services, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Wales 2) Mark McCrudden, Lead Pharmacist - Unscheduled Care, Antrim Area Hospital, Northern Ireland

Theme 6 is How Can The Quality Of Care Be Improved?

Tim Banner begins with Care Home medicines: Community Pharmacy Enhanced Service .....

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Option 7 - Topic to be confirmed C

Speakers: To be confirmed

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Option 8 - Workforce planning

Speakers: Facilitated by: Professor Mike Scott, Director of the Medicines Optimisation and Information Centre (MOIC) and Head of Pharmacy and Medicines Management, Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland

Workshops will be highly interactive sessions to consider the challenges, develop approaches for the future and help you 'stay ahead of the game'. This one will be facil...

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