Scottish National Seminar

“Pharmacy for the future – building on strong foundations” 

30 September - 1 October 2017, Stirling

The seminar’s mixture of plenary and practice ‘hot topic’ sessions is an excellent opportunity to learn from your peers, extend your networks across pharmacy and cement how the profession can enhance patient care and services.

Scottish National Seminar 2017 is free for RPS members. Event overview is now available below.

Note: If you want to attend both days of the event, you need to register for each day separately. Please note that the Foundation workshop planned for Saturday is capped at 30 delegates and is open for registration only to RPS members. If you want to attend the seminar on Saturday, you have to choose one of the two sessions we are offering.

Event overview

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.


Stirling Court Hotel
University of Stirling, Airthrey Rd


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Please note that you can book a room (bed and breakfast) at Stirling Court Hotel for the duration of the event at delegates rates (£59 per person in a single bedroom and £45 for shared occupancy). For more information regarding the available accommodation and to book your room, please get in touch directly with Stirling Court Hotel by emailing [email protected] or call 01786 466 000. You will have to quote code "155637" when booking.