The theme for the meeting was New Ways of Working – transforming pharmacy services to support patients and medicines optimisation. With Hospital Pharmacy Transformation (HPTP) and Sustainability and Transformation (STP) Plans both looming large there is a need to deliver pharmacy services in significantly different ways – this meetings aims to share national drivers and tools and provide examples of changes delivered locally.
Dr Patricia Oakley, although now a Workforce Research Fellow at Kings College, London – Pat started her career as a hospital pharmacist. Pat talked about future care models for the NHS and in particular for children and young adults
Gary Warner from Pinnacle Health Partnership LPP -discussed transferring discharge information about medicines to community pharmacy colleagues
Susanna Taylor a Clinical Associate on the NHSE New Care Models Programme covered the Vanguard initiative and what contributions pharmacy teams were making. Ginny Ward from Hampshire described what her team hoped to achieve under the Vanguard programme.
Amanda Rawlings from the Emergency Care Improvement Programme at NHSI discussed a tool she had developed to help urgent care teams understand the discharge process around medicines and highlighted where improvements could be made.
Dr Andrew Lowey Lead Clinician – Clinical Pharmacy and Preparative Services, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust described the work undertaken in a large teaching hospital to introduce seven day working.
Rena Amin talked about GP Practice pharmacists and how all sectors should work together.
Presentations from the day can be found below
Associate Director, Specialist Pharmacy Services