Medicines Safety Conference

Innovation to Practice 


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

See below for the conference programme, or alternatively you can download the programme as a PDF. If you're attending the conference and aren't sure where to go, you can download a map of the conference venue here.


Conference Programme 


Medicines Safety Conference 2017


8.30 a.m. - Registration and refreshments


9.15 - Welcome - Paul Bennett, Chief Executive, Royal Pharmaceutical Society

9.20 - Chair's address - Chris Martin, Deputy Chairman, Bevan Commission

9.30 - Medicines safety: avoiding the 'plane crash' - Professor John Watkins, Consultant in Public Health Medicine and Clinical Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology at Cardiff University

10.15 - Address by Vaughan 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 in Wales - Judith Vincent, Chair, All Wales Chief Pharmacists' 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 Pharmacist, 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, ASHN Network
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: medicines safety poster awards - Professor 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


If you have any enquiries about the conference on the day, please call Jodie Williamson on 07753891319, Cath Ward on 07896 705728 or email [email protected] 

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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