Bilateral Seminar on Innovation in Primary Care

Bilateral Seminar on Innovation in Primary Care

Prof. Michael Scott, presented about Northern Ireland’s Integrated Care system during this event on January 18th.

This seminar was another bilateral initiative developed by the British Embassy and the autonomous regions to share best practice and experiences between the UK and Spain. This time the spotlight was on Andalusia.

The event built on the success of other events that have focused on healthy ageing, hospitals of the future and innovation in healthcare, and aims to identify mutual business opportunities and strengthening our bilateral relationship. Professor Scott discussed the challenges they have faced and the measures they have adopted to provide Integrated Care in Northern Ireland.

Overall it was a successful event, with 80+ participants from across UK & Andalusia.  MOIC created good connections from across Europe.

 

*UPCOMING* – Celtic Conference 11 March 2021

*UPCOMING* – Celtic Conference 11 March 2021

The communications company, Pharmacy Management, has announced the second annual delivery of the CELTIC CONFERENCE on Thursday 11 March 2021 via a digital platform. The event being hosted by NHS Wales.

The Conference which visited Edinburgh in 2019, will next move onto Belfast in 2022. The event is on a three-year cycle with Edinburgh once again hosting in 2023.

The dedicated website can be viewed at www.pmcelticconference.com with full details of over 12 Satellite sessions/Workshops. Chairman of Pharmacy Management Ted Butler stated:-

“After our first Conference in Edinburgh we have been delighted at the enthusiasm we have experienced in all three countries for this second event. Our Advisory Group of Senior Pharmacists drawn from each of the countries has once again played a major part in delivering and ensuring that the high quality of Satellites is evenly distributed between all countries. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Wales are also supporting us at this auspicious
event”.

The event is free of charge to all pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in the NHS. To view the agenda and book your place, please go to www.pharman.co.uk/celticconference

Pharmacy Learning and Developments during COVID-19

Pharmacy Learning and Developments during COVID-19

MOIC alongside Pharmacy Management (www.pharman.co.uk ) hosted the first conference to view learning and further development of pharmacy best practice as a result of COVID-19.

The conference delivered online attracted a very significant audience.

The programme  supported by the DOH in Northern Ireland displayed outstanding examples of patient care improvements through pharmacy.

As a worldwide “first” the conference brought together the profession and other healthcare professionals and showed substantiated examples of how pharmacy adapted to manage the pandemic and the benefits that will now be incorporated in to current practice.

 

 

 

Community Pharmacy’s role in the Integrated Care Prototype

Community Pharmacy’s role in the Integrated Care Prototype

The Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) Pharmacists in the Northern area, in partnership with the Medicines Optimisation Innovation Centre, hosted an evening for pharmacists to learn about the new Integrated Care Prototype.

The Northern Area were tasked by the Transformation Implementation Group to test a new way of working by:

  • Creating a prototype for an Integrated Care system based on partnership at all levels.
  • Enabling that system to focus on population health improvement.
  • Ensuring shared accountability for delivery and outcomes that is data driven and supported.
  • Devising a new way of planning and commissioning that is participative.

The evening was an opportunity to learn about the progress made so far from the Director of Strategic Development, Mrs Briege Donaghy, and to start the conversation of how community pharmacy might adapt to work in partnership with the new provider structures that are developing from the Prototype.

HFMA Conference

HFMA Conference

MOIC alongside HFMA Northern Ireland jointly hosted the annual Healthcare Financial Management Association annual Conference.
The event focused on clinical engagement and how clinicians and finance can work together to put value based healthcare firmly at the centre of HSC in Northern Ireland.
Professor Mike Scott Director MOIC gave a talk on optimizing medicines to provide value within health.

Medicines Safety Conference

Medicines Safety Conference

MOIC alongside Department of Health and Pharmacy Management jointly organised Northern Ireland’s first dedicated Medicines Safety Conference in Belfast on Wednesday 28th November.

The event brought together healthcare staff to share and learn from examples of best practice in medication safety and showed how Northern Ireland is leading the way in medication safety. In addition, the conference considered the WHO Challenge, Medication Without Harm which aims to reduce medicine related harm by 50% over a 5 year period
The conference was chaired by Cathy Harrison Acting Chief Pharmaceutical Officer at the Department of Health, who said

“The occasion of Northern Ireland’s first ever dedicated Medicines Safety Conference gave us the opportunity to recognise examples of new and innovative practice from all sectors aimed at ensuring the safe use of medicines in Northern Ireland. By bringing healthcare staff together to share and learn from examples of best practice, we aim to use that energy and inspiration to improve the quality of care and make our system even safer for the benefit of our population.

The Conference gave us the opportunity to share our journey to date in developing Northern Ireland’s response to the WHO Third Global Patient Safety Challenge “Medication without Harm”, and to build support for our ambitious vision to build on our solid foundations and past successes using collective leadership to deliver system wide improvements.”