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Fringe session at the Royal Pharmaceutical Conference 2014

If you are attending the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Conference this Sunday and Monday, Birmingham and Solihull RPS would be pleased to see you at our breakfast Fringe session at 8am until 9:30am on Monday the 8th of September 2014. There will be coffee and danish pastries… Further details should be in your Conference Pack and at the registration desk. There is a form to register at the end of this post.

Here’s what you can see, and there will be time for Questions and Answers.

Innovation in pharmacy practice: Three case studies.

1. West Midlands Emergency Department Project (8:10am until 8:30am)

Health Education West Midlands identified a role for the Pharmacist in areas such as pre-discharge medicines optimisation in the ED and Acute Medicine Units, as well as within Clinical Decision Teams in the undertaking of medicines-related and minor¹s-focused clinical duties. This project aims to develop enhanced roles for Pharmacists, to improve patient safety, the patient experience and to increase capacity in the acute care pathway.

2.RPS BNFc QRG and SCRIPT Paediatric E-learning Modules (8:30am-8:50am)

SCRIPT eLearning is an established innovative and interactive eLearning programme to improve prescribing competency. Initially commissioned by Health Education West Midlands for Foundation trainees, the project has recently been extended to Paediatric Specialist Trainees, with 12 modules commissioned for development in collaboration with the University of Birmingham and Birmingham Children¹s Hospital. This exciting project sees Paediatricians, Specialist Paediatric Pharmacists and Nurses collaborating to develop module content that will improve knowledge relating to prescribing and therapeutics, with the overall aim of reducing medication errors in the paediatric setting. The learning will be made available online at

3. PINCER: The use of a pharmacist led technology intervention method to show a reduction in patient harm (8:50am-9:10am)

The PINCER trial published in the Lancet February 2012 demonstrated that a pharmacist-led technology intervention method was effective in reducing a range of medication errors in general practice. Walsall CCG medicines management team has implemented a systematic process across all member practices to implement these safety interventions utilising the expertise of the informatics team and a software tool from PRIMIS. The improvement is safety and quality of prescribing has been demonstrated by the reduction in numbers of at risk patients across all categories and reduction of new patients identified.