Medicines Safety Conference

Innovation to Practice 


Wednesday 29 November 2017 - Vale Resort, Hensol (near Cardiff)

Our 2017 conference theme will highlight innovative practice and technological developments that are taking place to increase quality of care and patient safety wherever medicines are used. Delegates will also benefit from insight into other walks of life where accuracy and precision are essential, and discuss the potential for the practices and behaviours from these fields to be applied to medicines safety. 


Conference programme now confirmed! 

We're thrilled to share with you the speaker programme for Medicines Safety Conference 2017! 


Medicines Safety Conference 2017


8.30 a.m. - Registration and refreshments


9.15 - Welcome to the conference - Paul Bennett, Chief Executive, Royal Pharmaceutical Society

9.20 - Introduction to the day's themesChris Martin, Deputy Chairman, Bevan Commission

9.30 - Lessons for Medicines Safety from the Aeronautical and Aerospace IndustriesProfessor John Watkins, Consultant in Public Health Medicine and Clinical Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology at Cardiff University

10.15 - Keynote AddressVaughan Gething AM, Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport

10.35 - Professional Leadership and Innovation in Practice - Suzanne Scott-Thomas, Chair,  Welsh Pharmacy Board

10.45 - Priorities for Medicines Management and Safety in Wales - Judith Vincent, All Wales Chief Pharmacist Group


11.00 - Refreshments and Networking


11.30 - 1.00 p.m. Showcasing Innovation: Parallel Sessions


Parallel Session A - Using Science and Technology for Patient Benefit

Chair - Professor Sir Mansel Aylward - Chairman, Bevan Commission

Parallel Session B - Innovation in Workforce Design and Practice Development

Chair - Paul Gimson, National Primary Care Manager, 1000 Lives Plus 

The NHS in 2030: A people-powered and knowledge-powered health system (John Loder, Director of Strategy, NESTA) Community Pharmacy Independent Prescribing Service - Dylan Jones and Jason Carroll
Personalised Medicine: A new paradigm for health? Professor Jayne Lawrence, Head, Division of Pharmacy and Optometry, University of Manchester Integration of NHS Primary Care Services into the North Wales Super Prison - Thomas Cox, Lead Pharmacists, HMP Berwyn
Medicines Information - What factors to consider when deciding on a solution - Harvinder Sondh, Director of Marketing and Product Development, Pharmaceutical Press New Pathways, Better Outcomes: The Evolving Role of the Pharmacist in Cardiac Care - Sharron Gordon & Sotiris Antoniou, ASHN Network
Q&A Panel - Chaired session with all speakers Q&A Panel - Chaired session with all speakers


1.00 p.m. - Lunch, Exhibition and Networking


2.15 Afternoon WelcomeChris Martin, Deputy Chairman, Bevan Commission

2.20 - Celebrating Research in Wales: Innovation Poster Awards and Medicines Safety ChallengeProfessor Philip Routledge, Clinical Director, All Wales Toxicology and Therapeutics Centre

2.40 - Resilience for Top Performance: Looking after yourself so you can look after others - Sally Gunnell OBE, Olympic Gold Medallist and World Champion Athlete

3.40 - MDT Training, Education and Improvement for the FutureDr Chris Jones, Health Education Improvement Wales (HEIW)

4.10 - Reflections and Challenges for the FutureAndrew Evans, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, Welsh Government

4.30 - Conference ClosePaul Bennett, Chief Executive, Royal Pharmaceutical Society


4.30 - 5.30 - Refreshments and Networking


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Ticket type Registration Price
Non-member £150
RPS Member £60
Pre-registration member £50
APTUK member £60


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Discounted places may also be available for large group bookings - you can enquire about this by emailing [email protected] or calling us on 02920 730 310. 

Note: Conference programme is subject to change and should be treated as preliminary.

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Venue details

Vale Resort Hotel
Hensol Park,
CF72 8JY

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