UKCPA to showcase expertise at Clinical Pharmacy Congress

26, Apr 2017 News

Are you going to the Clinical Pharmacy Congress on 12th and 13th May? We will be delivering 16 educational ‘taster’ sessions which will showcase the training, support and leadership that UKCPA offers throughout the year. Talks are led by experienced clinical pharmacists who regularly develop and deliver education and training events for UKCPA.

Attendance is free using the code EC-AS-031 when you register. Come along and see our expert speakers talking about a whole host of clinical issues. While you’re there, please come to see us on the Exhibition Stand J2 – we’d love to meet you.

  • Sotiris Antoniou & Helen Williams: Leadership in atrial fibrillation
  • Anna Murphy: Asthma update
  • Diane Harris: Optimising antibiotic prescribing in Primary Care, including the role of community pharmacists
  • Rebecca Chanda: Venous thromboembolism treatment and prevention
  • Philip Newland-Jones: Diabetes management essentials: nutrition and pharmacotherapy
  • Joela Mathews: Post analgesia headache
  • Emma Davies & Roger Knaggs: Opioid conversions: science and practicalities
  • Sotiris Antoniou, Helen Williams & Nadya Hamedi: Using technology to detect atrial fibrillation
  • Sallianne Kavanagh: Diabetes: intensification and use of newer and novel agents early in care
  • Toby Capstick: COPD update
  • Paul Wright: Acute Coronary Syndromes
  • Tejal Vaghela: Managing urological infections: resistance issues and treatment options
  • Aisling Considine: Viral hepatitis: new treatments and updates
  • Anja St. Clair Jones: TDM in gastroenterology and Irritable Bowel Disease
  • Sophie Blow: Peri-operative medicines management: how to be proactive
  • Paul Forsyth and Alison Warren: Heart failure update

As well as coming along to hear our experts share their experiences and knowledge with you, you will also be able to book yourself a free discussion with an experienced pharmacy colleague.

“The feedback described the strengths that I had demonstrated and suggested some opportunities to develop my practice further”

What does the discussion involve?
The aim of the discussion (often called a case based discussion, because it focuses on a specific case, project or scenario) is that it is a supportive discussion between you and a peer. It is not an exam – you cannot pass or fail. You will be able to share your experience and receive advice on how to develop yourself.

The discussion will last between 15 and 25 minutes. We will match you with a RPS-approved pharmacy colleague with whom you can discuss a case, project or initiative you’ve been involved with. You can choose what you would like to discuss. This could be clinical or patient facing, or it might be non-clinical – perhaps a service improvement initiative or a scenario involving leadership or management.

What are the benefits to me?
The discussion will allow you to demonstrate your strengths and achievements and identify areas where you could develop further, in a relaxed and supportive environment. The topic or case you wish to discuss is entirely up to you.

The key points of the discussion are captured by your RPS peer on a form which you can then submit as evidence for your GPhC CPD. You can also use the form for your RPS Foundation or Faculty portfolio.

If you would like to book a discussion, please contact, stating your area of practice (generalist, or if you practice in a specialist area) and stage of practice (Foundation or Faculty).