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Safety of Drugs in Lactation: An Introduction for Healthcare Professionals

Developed by: UKCPA Women's Health Group


06, Aug 2021


Online, 2pm - 3.30pm

£ Prices

Members: Free
Non-Members: £35

RPS Accredited Training Provider

This webinar will give an introduction to breastfeeding, exploring public perceptions and its implications, and highlighting the benefits to mother and baby.  Pharmacokinetic factors that influence how medicines cross into breast milk will be discussed as will specific disease states.  The speaker will review various real life scenarios faced by breastfeeding mothers and how to support women in these scenarios.

This event is aimed at primary and secondary care pharmacists involved in the care of maternity patients.   The event is suitable for all grades and specialty of pharmacists, including generalist pharmacists, who may encounter these patients in their everyday practice. The webinar may also be of interest to other healthcare professionals.

The aim of this webinar is to inform and equip healthcare professionals to be able to support parents to make their own informed decisions about breastfeeding whilst taking medication. 

After this webinar, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of breastfeeding and  its impact on public health
  2. Describe the factors that determine how much of a drug reaches breastmilk and thus gain better understanding of drugs which pose a risk to breastfed infant
  3. Discuss how to support breastfeeding women in a variety of real life scenarios

Jessica Jones, Clinical Pharmacist, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Panel Guests:
Laura Kearney
, Regional Principal Medicines Information Pharmacist, Midlands and East Medicines Advice Service (Midlands site) & UK Drugs in Lactation Advisory Service
Dr Wendy Jones, Community Pharmacist; founding member of the Breastfeeding Network

Christina Nurmahi, Lead Pharmacist Women and Newborn Care, University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Booking Information

To reserve your place, please book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/safety-of-drugs-in-lactation-an-introduction-for-healthcare-professionals-tickets-163628377883

Reservations will close at 10am on the day.