JoMO - UKCPA Joint Meeting - Medicines Optimisation in Respiratory

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Event Name JoMO - UKCPA Joint Meeting - Medicines Optimisation in Respiratory
Location MacDonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham
Start Date 8:45am 14/03/2019
Finish Date 4:00pm 14/03/2019
Booking Closes 5:00pm 11/03/2019
Places Available
Event Description

There is no charge for NHS staff attending this event. This is funded by using pooled contributions from commercial sponsors. No person’s place is directly linked to a particular sponsor. At the time of the event a transparency certificate will be available to all attendees showing the particular sponsors who have contributed to that event. For this purpose, our definition of NHS staff includes people working for other organisations to provide patient-facing NHS services. 

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