Appropriate Use of Inhaled Corticosteroids in COPD

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Satellite Appropriate Use of Inhaled Corticosteroids in COPD
Speakers Ravijyot Saggu, Lead Clinical Pharmacist – Respiratory link, University College Hospital London NHS Foundation Trust
Satellite Description

Inhaled corticosteroids have been widely used to treat respiratory disease but are they done so appropriately? This talk will discuss the appropriate use of inhaled steroids in COPD in view of updated national guidance to ensure safe and beneficial use of these agents for patients .

Ms Ravijyot Saggu studied Pharmacy (BPharm) at the London School of Pharmacy (University of London).  She went on to pursue a career in hospital pharmacy undertaking further post graduate study with subsequent respiratory study.  She currently works at University College hospital, London, as a lead clinical Pharmacist for Medicine and Emergency services with an interest in Respiratory medicine and is an honorary clinical lecturer for the London School of Pharmacy (UCL).  She is registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council and is a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (of Great Britain) as well as being an independent prescriber and a member of the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association and respiratory group.  She has affiliations with various respiratory organisations such as the Pan London Airways Network and British Lung Foundation/Asthma UK and is a committee member on the British Thoracic Society Macrolides guidelines group/Pharmacist specialist advisory group and the NICE COPD guidelines committee/Expert advisory panel.

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