The seminar is designed to deliver the following key aims:
Develop the profession: On Saturday, we are teaming up with Pharmacy Management to deliver a pharmacy foundation essential skills workshop. The workshop will develop key management skills, for example, assertiveness, dealing with conflict, professional decision making and autonomy and how to build effective therapeutic relationships with your patients, health and social care professionals. This will support delegates in their early years to be the best they can be, building a strong foundation for their career progression. The session will be available only to RPS members and is capped at 30 delegates.
Getting ready for revalidation: Saturday afternoon we are delivering a session aimed at pharmacists from all sectors, examining how delegates can ensure they are ready for GPhC revalidation. This session will also enable delegates to engage with RPS Faculty, research and mentoring.
Making best practice common practice – quality and effectiveness in every interaction: Sunday’s plenary session and workshops will focus on improving health literacy and the provision of person-centred, safe and effective pharmacy services. The workshops may include:
- Delivering quality in pharmaceutical care, focusing on acute and chronic pain, opioid analgesic dependence and mental health
- Innovation and practice development update (world café) on the Inverclyde pilot, minor illness & independent prescribing and NHS Scotland e-health update
- Explore how we can work together in partnership to reduce hospital admissions and improve transitions of care
- Pharmaceutical care and reablement – building the pharmacy contribution to health and social care integration, one person at a time
During the lunch breaks there will be an opportunity for delegates to attend satellite sessions on topics such as Prescription for Excellence Automation pilots, social media and professional identity as well as the RPS research toolkit.
There will be opportunity to submit abstracts and posters highlighting your audit, research, quality improvement or case study work from all settings. These will be featured in our sharing zone which will also include pharmaceutical industry exhibition stands. The deadline for submission of these has now been reached (Update from August 2017).
Note: The Scottish National Seminar 2017 will be part funded by the pharmaceutical industry through the purchase of exhibition stands. The companies have had no input into the design or content of the seminar programme and will be in attendance on the day.