Great North Pharmacy Research Collaborative Conference 2022

15/07/2022 9:00 am to 15/07/2022 5:00 pm

Event Details

The theme for our annual conference is Sustainability in Pharmacy: The health of patients and the planet. 

The role of Pharmacy in supporting the sustainability and green agenda.  As discussed in a recent publication by the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer (Good for you, good for us, good for everybody; A plan to reduce overprescribing to make patient care better and safer, support the NHS, and reduce carbon emissions), the medicines supply chain has a huge impact on the carbon footprint of healthcare.  The reasons are multifactorial but many can be reduced by our profession such as reducing polypharmacy, improving medicine supply chain efficiencies to name but two.

The conference will be chaired by Min Na Eii, Advanced Pharmacist Practitioner, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust.

Min Na is an Acute Medicine Pharmacist at Sunderland Royal Hospital and Bank NHS 111 Pharmacist for North East Ambulance Service. Vice Chair of Sustainability for Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists. Co-Founder of Pharmacy Declares, a group of climate conscious pharmacy professionals based in the United Kingdom calling for divestment of fossil fuels & positive reinvestments, declaration of climate emergency & climate-health leadership & education. UK’s international liaison for Rx4Climate. Member of Medact North East, an independent public health voice on the social, economic, environmental and other major determinants of health.

Follow Min Na on Twitter @minna_eii

 

 

We will showcase trainee pharmacist projects and work undertaken by pharmacy professionals from hospital, community and primary care, as well as examples of research undertaken at our local academic institutions. Crucially, this event will be an opportunity to meet peers and leaders from across the profession, to share, learn, support and be supported.

By working together as one pharmacy team across multiple organisations and sectors we have a unique opportunity to improve quality of care, reduce risk of harm from medicines and increase efficiencies.

 


Programme

An agenda will be added shortly.


Venue

The event will be held at the Hilton Hotel Newcastle Gatehead.


Costs to attend

There is no cost to attend for non-Pharma delegates.

Pharma reps will be charged £250 to attend the conference if not part of an exhibition stand.


Exhibiting

If you are interested in exhibiting please contact [email protected]


Join the conversation

Please follow us on Twitter @GtNorthPharmRes #GNPRC2022 to join the conversation.


Accessibility

For further information about the conference or to discuss accessibility concerns please contact [email protected]

 

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Venue

Hilton Hotel Newcastle Gateshead, Bottle Bank, Gateshead, NE8 2AR

 

Arriving at the venue

Please make your way to the Gateshead Suite on the ground floor.

Travelling to the venue

The hotel is located overlooking the Tyne Bridge and is less than a mile from Gateshead metro station and eight minutes from the A1 motorway. It is approximately a fifteen-minute walk from Newcastle Central Station

 

Event parking

There is parking onsite. This is at a rate of £4 by using code ‘GNPRC2022’

 

Please visit the link below for all parking options

https://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/newcastle_upon_tyne/?arriving=202205141630&leaving=202205141830

 

Cycling

There isn’t a dedicated cycle rack at the venue, but you can use the pillars in the underground car park

 

Rail and Metro

The Hotel is less than a mile from Gateshead metro station and approximately a fifteen-minute walk from Newcastle Central Station

 

Accommodation

For hotel suggestions please visit: https://www.newcastlegateshead.com/accommodation

Min Na Eii

Advanced Pharmacist Practitioner in Acute Medicine

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Vice-Chair of Sustainability The Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists

@minna_eii @PharmDeclares @STSFTrust

Acute Medicine Pharmacist at Sunderland Royal Hospital and Bank NHS 111 Pharmacist for North East Ambulance Service. Vice Chair of Sustainability for Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists. Co-Founder of Pharmacy Declares, a group of climate conscious pharmacy professionals based in the United Kingdom calling for divestment of fossil fuels & positive reinvestments, declaration of climate emergency & climate-health leadership & education. UK’s international liaison for Rx4Climate. Member of Medact North East, an independent public health voice on the social, economic, environmental and other major determinants of health.


James Dixon

Sustainability Lead

North East & North Cumbria Integrated Care System

@ecoboyatheart @NENC_ICS @NewcastleHosps @SustainableNUTH

James is a Chartered Environmentalist with twenty years’ sustainability experience. This has ranged from working at Newcastle City Council implementing Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001 & EMAS), helping contribute to Newcastle being awarded UK’s Greenest City two years running, to establishing the sector leading Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) programme at Newcastle Hospitals culminating in them becoming the first healthcare organisation in the world to publicly declare a climate emergency, and commit to fast-tracking decarbonisation of their services. James holds Fellowship positions at the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (FIEMA) and the Royal Society for Arts (FRSA) is Vice Chair of the Board at Health Care Without Harm Europe, Chairs the Shelford Group of Sustainability Leads and is Sustainability Lead for the North East & North Cumbria Integrated Care System.


Laura Wilson

Policy Lead for Sustainability

RPS Scotland

@lwilson49606 @RPSScotland

Laura is the Practice and Policy Lead for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) in Scotland. RPS is the professional leadership body for pharmacists and as part of Laura’s role she leads on the sustainability work across all 3 nations. She has a background in community pharmacy and spent a significant part of her career as an Advanced pharmacist in addictions. Laura also has experience in the education sector having worked as a teacher practitioner at Strathclyde University in Glasgow. Laura qualified as an independent prescriber in 2007 and has prescribed in psychiatry as well as addictions.


Peter Morgan

Medicines Net Zero Assistant Director

NHS England and Improvement

@morganpete @NHSEngland @greenerNHS

Peter Morgan is a registered pharmacist and independent having worked in predominantly secondary care specialising in aseptic/technical services and clinical nutrition. He undertook a Chief Pharmaceutical officers fellowship in 2018/19 working on national policy. Peter now leads on the Medicines Net Zero programme at NHS E/I, a workstream of the wider Greener NHS programme.


Professor Mahendra G Patel OBE PhD FRPharmS

Pharmacy, and Inclusion and Diversity Lead PRINCIPLE and PANORAMIC trials

University of Oxford

@drmahendrapatel

Professor Mahendra G Patel OBE is a pharmacist and academic of national and international profile with professorial roles in the UK, Malaysia and USA. He is also a former national board member and Treasurer for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, and an esteemed member of the Teaching and Faculty Board for the International Chair for Bioethics Programme UNESCO.

Mahendra’s work largely involves supporting evidence-based practice, health promotion and health education, and improving health and health inequalities in ethnic minority and underserved communities. Much of this has led him to being a national and international award winner, including recently the Pharmacy Business Lifetime Achievement Award. He was also one of the first to be awarded a Fellowship from NICE, and first International Fellow of the Indian Pharmaceutical Society.

Mahendra is one of the UK trial leads at University of Oxford in the world’s largest COVID-19 clinical trials in primary care with the PRINCIPLE and PANORAMIC trials.

Mahendra was recognised this year for his outstanding work in pharmacy and was awarded an OBE.


Richard Cattell

Deputy Chief Pharmaceutical Officer

NHS England and Improvement

@RichardCattell1 @NHSEngland

Richard Cattell has been a pharmacist for 28 years with a career mainly in acute hospitals in the South West, Cardiff and the West Midlands.His most recent roles have included Chief Operating Officer and Chief Pharmacist.Richards’s current role is the Deputy Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for NHS England and NHS Improvement. In this he focuses on supporting trusts with their care quality, driving the improvement in 7-day pharmacy services, developing aspiring chief pharmacists, and providing the senior medicines leadership to the Medicines Safety Programme.He is passionate about supporting patients and the healthcare team in getting the best from medicines, reducing harm, and improving care.

Paweena Karattaphong

Trainee Pharmacist

County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust


Jake Plant

Trainee Pharmacist

County Durham and Darlington NHS foundation Trust


Li Jan Yeo

Trainee Pharmacist

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust


Rebecca Dodd

Trainee Pharmacist

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Abed Hammamieh

Trainee Pharmacist

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

 

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