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Covid-19 & Pharmacy: The Northern Ireland Experience

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September 24th 2020

Agenda

September 24th

09:00

Event Opens

09:30

Welcome & Opening Address: Cathy Harrison - Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, Department of Health, Northern Ireland

09:45

Diabetes Management & Support in light of Covid-19 for the Pharmacist: Hannah Beba - Senior Pharmacist for Diabetes & Endocrinology at County Durham and Darlington NHS Trust

This promotional session has been organised and funded by Sanofi

MAT-GB-2002160(V1.0)    DoP Aug 2020

10:25

Break

Session 1 

10:35

HOSPITAL PHARMACY

PRIMARY CARE & COMMUNITY PHARMACY

CROSS-SECTOR

Critical care - role of the pharmacy team

Care Homes Initiatives

Establishment of new treatment centres

Establishment of critical care pharmacy teams:

  • Staffing levels/redeployment

  • Training required

  • Roles & responsibilities

Andrew Currie & Joanne Hanley

Role of the pharmacy technician in critical care pharmacy teams

Majella Warnock

Stock management for critical care drugs & other essential items

  • Drug modelling for critical care

Anita Hogg

  • Procurement (Trust & regional perspectives)

David Kean

Regional Critical care medicines group

Rebekah Eadie

Q&A Session

MOOP team perspective

  • Virtual ward round

  • Echo training etc.

Paula Crawford & Jayne Agnew

GPP Support to Nursing Homes During COVID-19

Roisin McLean

Community pharmacy perspective

James McKay

Development of pandemic packs for care homes

Fiona McConnell

Q&A Session

Nightingale hospital

Aron Kerr & Stephen Ward

Interim community step down facility

Paula Crawford

Drug supply to private hospitals - transfer of haematology/oncology outpatient services to the Ulster Independent Clinic

Ian Sturgess & Anne Lyttle

Q&A Session

11:35

Break

Session 2

11:45

HOSPITAL PHARMACY

PRIMARY CARE & COMMUNITY PHARMACY

CROSS-SECTOR

Secondary - new ways of working

Primary care - new ways of working

PPE & Oxygen

Systemic Anti-Cancer Treatment (SACT)

Deborah Neeson

Out-patient antimicrobial therapy (OPAT)

  • To include guidance development & training

Cheryl Scott

Virtual clinics & trust delivery systems

Rhona Fair & Richard Lennon

Palliative care clinical service

  • To include guidance & development training

Jacquie Hanley

Acute care at home/Enhanced care at home

Karen Miller 

Q&A Session

Showcase of:

The Community Pharmacy Pandemic Response

Joe Brogan & Gerard Greene

Changes to GPP working (overview and a GPP for "on the ground" perspective)

Clare Murray

Remote learning for community and practice-based pharmacists

  • ECHO, FAQ's etc

Teresa McAllister, Andrea Linton

Q&A Session

Provision of PPE

  • Regional validation model

  • PPE in community pharmacy

  • NHSCT hospital model for supply

Michael Scott, Andrea Linton,            Stephanie Tohill

Q&A Session

Introduction and Oxygen Supply in Primary Care

Michael Scott

Ventilator & Oxygen consumables

Rachel Huey

Q&A Session

12:45

Break

Session 3

13:30

HOSPITAL PHARMACY

PRIMARY CARE & COMMUNITY PHARMACY

EUROPEAN/INTERNATIONAL

Supply & logistics

Workforce issues

Covid-19 & hospital pharmacy in

Europe

Licensed unit submission

Lorraine Mullan 

IV prep near clinical are and RSI bags for ICU

Esther Brownrigg & Rebekah Eadie

Medicines and packs (regional and local)

Eamon Mullaney, Samuel Cameron & Suzanne Cassells

Controlled drugs

Aideen O'Kane

Q&A Session

Initiatives in primary care to support community pharmacy workforce, for example:

  • Community volunteer delivery systems

Brendan Kerr

  • Dental redeployment

Emer Mclean

  • Locum co-ordination

Chris Garland

  • On-call provision

Gillian Plant

Working from home/flexible working - GPP 

Kathryn Sally

Working from home/flexible working - hospital and trusts

Emma Barbour

Q&A Session

European Hospital Pharmacy in the time of COVID-19 plus video clips​

Speaker: Petr Horak

President

European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP)

Pharmacy’s response to the pandemic

Speaker: Dr Catherine Duggan

Chief Executive

International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)

14:30

Break

14:40

Panel Debate

15:20

Chairman's overview & key points

15:35

Conference closes

 

Keynote Speakers

FEATURED INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Cathy Harrison

Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, Department of Health, Northern Ireland

Cathy is the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer and Head of Medicines and Policy at the Department of Health in Northern Ireland. She is a qualified pharmacist with more than 27 years experience working in pharmacy practice and government and has a particular interest in how policy supports reform and improvements in patient outcomes.

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Hannah Beba

Senior Pharmacist for Diabetes and Endocrinology

Hannah sits on the United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association’s Endocrine Committee, the Diabetes Clinical Advisory Group Committee for County Durham and Darlington and Chairs the Medical Pharmacists Group Committee for her NHS trust. This allows her to take an active role designing and shaping regional and national agendas, aiding guideline development and delivering quality education both locally and nationally.

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President - European Association of Hospital Pharmacists

Petr Horák graduated (MSc.) and obtained PharmDr title in pharmaceutical chemistry at the School of Pharmacy of the VFU Brno. He holds the specialisation in both community (2003) and hospital pharmacy (2005). Since his graduation, he has been working in the Hospital Pharmacy of the University Hospital Motol, Prague, in the position a Director of Pharmacy since 2005.

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Dr Catherine Duggan

Chief Executive Officer, FIP

Dr Catherine Duggan is the Chief Executive Officer of the International Pharmaceutical Federation. She took up the role in The Hague in June 2018. Catherine is responsible for visionary leadership, support, development and advocacy across the 144 member organisations and the four million members FIP represents.

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Event Sponsors

This event has been funded by Sanofi through headline sponsorship. Sanofi have had no input onto the design or content of the event other than their own session.

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Covid-19 & Pharmacy

The Northern Ireland Experience

September 24th 2020

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