Pharmacy communications company, Pharmacy Management has been successful in retaining its RPS Faculty Provider status.
Chairman Ted Butler, said ‘As part of this ongoing process, we have to apply annually for renewal of our RPS Faculty Accredited Training Provider status. I’m delighted to announce that our submission was fully approved. This decision has significance not only for pharmacists but also our industry sponsors who have high standards for approval of support and this will aid considerably in that process”.
Forthcoming meetings from Pharmacy Management are as follows:
National Forum for Scotland on 30 August 2018 in Dunblane – www.pharman.co.uk/events/2018/8/national-forum-for-scotland-2
Joint Conference with UKCPA on Cardiovascular Medicines Optimisation on 2 October 2018 in Central London – www.pharman.co.uk/events/2018/10/jomo-ukcpa-medicines-optimisation-meeting-cardiovascular-2
“Pharmacy Together” – Joint National Conference with UKCPA on 2 November 2018 in Central London – www.pharman.co.uk/events/2018/11/pharmacy-together
The joint UKCPA / Journal of Medicines Optimisation conference will be held this year in London on Tuesday 2 October 2018.
Previously held in the East Midlands, the event has a further two additional UKCPA Specialist Interest groups involved for 2018. In addition to the UKCPA cardiac speciality, heart failure and education and training groups will combine to deliver high quality Satellite Sessions.
The venue for the meeting in London will be the Radisson Blu at Portman Square, which has excellent meeting rooms and a brilliant central area for this years Learning Zone.
Further details of the conference, which is available free of charge for NHS Pharmacists, and a link to register can be found on the Pharmacy Management website: www.pharman.co.uk/events/2018/10/jomo-ukcpa-medicines-optimisation-meetingcardiovascular-2
A new technology platform, designed to bring a multitude of ward monitoring, hospital and patient management tools under one umbrella could revolutionise healthcare in Northern Ireland.
A partnership has been formalised between MOIC (the Medicines Optimisation Innovation Centre), CHIC (Connected Health Innovation Centre), Healthcare Analytics, RF Proximity, and Multitone Electronics to trial the new platform in Antrim Area Hospital, designed to centralise the way technology is hosted.
MOIC, who have already been involved in research and development for many innovations throughout health and social care in Northern Ireland will help implement the test-bed, which will incorporate two new pieces of monitoring software into the platform for community stores management and beds management, with a view to adding further solutions at a later date.
The community stores management software, developed in conjunction with Healthcare Analytics and Multitone will launch first. The software allows tracking of medical devices or assets in the hospital and community such as pumps, commodes and wheelchairs and will mean better auditing, reduced losses and improved stock management.
The Platform will be powered by a new low power broadband solution being developed by CHIC supported by RF Proximity with funding from Invest NI. Unlike traditional WiFi or GPS it will provide 100% coverage as well as being secure and cost efficient. The Multitone messaging service then allows the platform to securely communicate with staff.
As well as saving time and money by bringing software under one central platform, the data collected from the platform could prove invaluable in terms of further analysis.
Professor Michael Scott, Director, MOIC said ‘We’re delighted to be involved in organising the test-bed for the new technology as it means we can help facilities better manage medical devices and other assets more efficiently. We plan to collate research on all of these initiatives and share this with other hospitals and facilities once the initial work has taken place.’
Dr Tony Stevens, Chief Executive of the Northern Trust said ‘This partnership is fantastic news for healthcare in Northern Ireland. If we can prove the success at Antrim Area Hospital we can look to integrate within the healthcare system across Northern Ireland and beyond. The beauty of the platform is that a number of software can be integrated, so in future all ward operating services could be operating through one central system with one set of data’.
The platform is just one initiative being worked on by the group to create a digital ‘centre of excellence’ for healthcare.
Pictured: Dr Glenda Fleming (MOIC), Brendan Crossey (Healthcare Analytics), Dr Philip Catherwood (CHIC), Mike Little (RF Proximity) and Professor Michael Scott (MOIC)
The Clinical Leadership in Pharmacy programme (CLIP) offers pharmacy professionals an exciting opportunity to enhance their effectiveness within current and future roles. The programme includes a broad suite of leadership training events aimed at transforming delegates’ leadership capabilities, through the development of appropriate skills and behaviours.
20 pharmacists and 1 pharmacy technician from across Ireland have now completed the programme and were presented with their certificates on Thursday 21st June.
The programme presented various leadership models and tools through interactive workshops and provided the opportunity to share experiences with colleagues from across Ireland. Many networking opportunities have already been realised as a result of contact made during the programme.
Pictured – pharmacists from the Northern Health & Social Care Trust and MOIC.
Pharmacy Management and the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA) are excited to announce a new joint conference, Pharmacy Together, which will provide the pharmacy profession with a new event which promises to deliver exceptional quality education and skills development for both primary and secondary care pharmacists, bringing the sectors together to improve patient care.
Pharmacy Management and UKCPA have a successful history in working together to deliver high quality accessible national events for pharmacists working to improve medicines optimisation in the areas of Respiratory, Diabetes and Cardiovascular. The combination of the flagship annual conferences of each organisation builds on this success to enable a joining of their unique skills and experiences to deliver an exceptional event for the pharmacy profession and its partners.
The Pharmacy Together conference will offer an opportunity for pharmacists from all points on the patient pathway and professional colleagues within industry to attend an event which will enable and facilitate knowledge exchange and professional development for practitioners from primary and secondary care working across several areas of practice.
The best of both organisations will be reflected in the expert-led interactive worksessions, networking opportunities and poster displays.
Pharmacy Together will be held on Friday 2 November 2018 at the Novotel London West, and will be free for practitioners to attend.
Details of the programme will be announced in June and registrations will be open from July.