Monthly Archives: November 2014

One day Like This

Without admitting anything, there may have been occasions in life on which we have woken up on the morning after muttering “Never again”.
Your writer has not touched sliced beef in black bean and oyster sauce since such a day in 1974 when it seemed just the thing shortly after midnight and not such a good idea at 4 o’clock.
The Pharmacy Management National Forum isn’t like that.
We have to wake up each day determined that we aren’t going back to the way pharmacy was on the morning of the 18th.
There were so many good ideas from so many colleagues that we feel safe in saying that everyone must have found something there that made them feel tomorrow’s practice will be better.
Whether it was Deborah Evans’ mum or Steve Head’s wheelchair rugby kicker that gripped you, or simply Bruce Warner’s passion for prevention, if you weren’t encouraged to change your practice, we’ll be surprised.
The messages of the Forum weren’t about one day.
They have to change every day, and Pharmacy Management will be reinforcing and developing them throughout the coming year – and beyond.
Thanks for coming. Keep in touch.

The new Deputy Chief Pharmaceutical Officer of NHS England…

Great news that Bruce Warner has agreed to undertake the Key Plenary Presentation at the Pharmacy Management National Forum

Breaking news and major developments in the NHS which impact on medicines optimisation will be given an excellent platform at the beginning of the day.

The newly created Medicines Optimisation Dashboard will feature prominently in both plenary and Satellite Sessions together with an endless stream of best practice across the nation in the dynamic format of interactive workshops that have become the hall mark of the FORUM.

If you haven’t booked…get a move on!
Many Satellites are filing up very quickly.
Don’t miss one of the best days in the NHS year

The final few days & the excitement is building……

Filming is finished for the main plenary presentation on how to communicate the benefits of medicines optimisation to all stakeholders (worth the delegate place alone!)

Top presenters from NHS England have confirmed their accommodation and the events team is starting to load the lorries with all the professional equipment needed to deliver a moment of quality in the NHS year.

The phones and emails are in use almost constantly in Pharmacy Management as pinnacle of the year is being reached.

If your diary has suddenly freed up—why not join us?

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November 18th in London….is going to be the place to be…

If you think counting sheep…

If you think counting sheep is demanding-try counting the number of delegates signed up for the Pharmacy Management National Forum

It is amazing that in these times of NHS austerity and resource pressures that pharmacists are coming from all corners of England (and Scotland/Wales & Northern Ireland) to the Forum.

There is however plenty of choice in Satellite sessions so if you can make it on November 18th—get your booking done today.

We always talk about the fabulous Satellite selection but don’t forget the networking opportunities in a venue filled with 700 people.

Don’t delay—act today

Prescribing by Hospital Pharmacists….. does it deliver benefits?

Up in Northumberland a study has been undertaken by Northumbria Healthcare in 3 District Hospitals to identify the amount of hospital pharmacist prescribing and check to ensure the accuracy.

Results are most interesting and an evidence based approach comes up with some fascinating conclusions for the future of pharmacy and an extended role.

Come and hear the results for yourself…book now at
But… hurry it’s on TUESDAY 18th NOVEMBER… only a few places left!