Conference workstreams

RPS Annual Conference 2015 workstreams


Leading our profession

In this stream, you will hear from leading figures in pharmacy across the two days as we outline and recognise the challenges facing your profession, and how we will support you.

This year’s speakers include:

  • RPS President Ash Soni, FFRPS FRPharmS – The future of the pharmacy
  • Dr Pat Oakley, MRPharmS, King’s College – Five Year Vision of clinical practice
  • Dr David Alldred, MRPharmS, University of Leeds – Optimising medicines for older care home residents: now and the future
  • Dr Martin McShane, NHS England – The five year forward view – Following the election: How can pharmacy help meet the challenges for a sustainable NHS
  • Richard Jefferson, NHS England – The Summary Care Record
  • Duncan Selbie, Public Health England – Public Health and Pharmacy’s role in wellness
  • The Chief Pharmaceutical Officers - Professor Rose Marie Parr FFPRS FRPharmS; Dr Keith Ridge FRPharmS; Professor Roger Walker, FRPharmS

Developing and enabling models of care

ChairDr Terry Maguire, Honorary RPS Member, Owner Maguire Pharmacy, Belfast, Northern Ireland

In this stream, we'll look at how pharmacy can develop and enable models of care,

Speakers from Lloyds Pharmacy, PSNC, Pharmacy Voice, DMC Healthcare, Northern Health and Social Care Trust, and more, will be presenting sessions on:

  • Public health pharmacy
  • Healthy Hearts in the West
  • Alternatives to emergency departments
  • The MINA study (Minor Ailments Study) study and the implications for practice
  • A national minor ailments service
  • Pharmacists working in GP practices
  • Integrated Medicines Management service
  • Blood Borne Virus Testing
  • Polypharmacy and the elderly

Read Terry's blog, From idea to practice at the RPS Conference »

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Innovation in pharmacy: Clinical, practice and science

ChairProfessor Kevin Shakesheff FRPharms, Director, Wolfson Centre for Stem Cells, Tissue Engineering and Modelling; Director of UK Regenerative Medicine Platform Hub in Acellular Technologies

The Innovation in pharmacy stream looks at advancements in clinical and practice pharmacy, and pharmaceutical science, including.

Listen to speakers from the World Health Organisation, London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL, Leeds Teaching Hospital, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust, and more, discuss:  

  • Mobile diagnostic technologies
  • Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products: the clinical application and the role of pharmacists
  • Paediatrics and taste masking
  • Infectious diseases including 'Ebola – lessons learnt', antibiotics and new HIV technologies
  • A debate on the legalisation of cannabis

This year will also feature the inaugural Pharmaceutical Journal annual debate on medicines, innovation and the value of medicine.

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Workforce development and education

Chair: Professor Mike Hannay MRPharmS, General Manager, Fisher Clinical Services UK


The Workforce development and education stream will focus on:

  • Transforming the education of pharmacists
  • RPS' visions for the future workforce
  • Practice research: can it transform our profession?
  • The changing face of pharmacy practice, pharmacists in GP practices, urgent emergency care and professional practice in a multiple – a different future?

Hear speakers from the GPhC, RPS, University of Nottingham, Cwm Taf, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, and more.

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Enhancing patient care through research

Chair: Professor Bryony Dean Franklin FRPharms FFRPS, Executive Lead Pharmacist (Research) & Director, Centre for Medication Safety and Service Quality, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and UCL School of Pharmacy

In the Enhancing patient care through research stream, presentations and posters will centre around four key themes:

  • Providing pharmacy services to diverse communities
  • Primary care and community practice
  • Innovations in hospital and clinical practice
  • Educating for the future 

Read Bryony's blog, Enhancing patient care through research at the RPS Conference »

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