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20th January – 12.45 – 13.45

English Discharge Medicines Service (DMS) in February 2021 – Lloyd Hambridge, Cluster Lead and Pharmacist at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, will help prepare us for the launch of the English Discharge Medicines Service (DMS) in February 2021. He will talk to us about what can we learn from the Welsh Discharge Medicines Review: the link been community and primary care.

SMR case study – Steve Williams will present an SMR case study for discussion and learning.

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Mental Health focus / The power of collaborative working

16th December – 12.45 – 13.45

Mental health focus – Professor Stephen Bazire, MBE is Honorary Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia, author of the Psychotropic Drug Directory & Director of Mistura Enterprise Ltd® (Choice and Medication©) talked to us, and invited questions, about how best to deal with patients suffering with stress, anxiety, and depression in primary care.

The power of collaborative working – Rachel Berry, Medicines Optimisation Pharmacist at County Durham CCG, shared their successful “De-prescribing education” collaborative project, which was a winning entry at the PrescQIPP 2020 Annual awards.

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Caring for patients with COPD during COVID-19 & Clinical competency / indemnity insurance focus

18th November – 12.45 – 13.45

Indemnity Insurance and Clinical Competency – Alima Batchelor, a Practice Plus member, helped us think about our levels of competence and personal referral thresholds in light of recent high-profile cases involving pharmacists working in general practice

COPD focus – As we move towards a winter like no other Anna Murphy, Consultant Respiratory Pharmacist at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Foundation Trust talked to us and answered questions about the latest COPD therapeutic evidence/ guidance and how best to help manage these patients

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Diabetes and the SPS Pharmacy Integration Project

28th October – 12:45 – 13:45

If Cancer was the disease of the 20th Century, then sadly Diabetes Mellitus will probably be the disease of the 21st Century? So never has it been more important to “Stop, Think , Re-focus” about how to better manage patients with Diabetes in your area.

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Structured Medication Reviews

16th September – 12.45 – 13.45pm

Karen Homan, PrescQIPP’s Associate Director of Medicines Optimisation talked us through how to best use and direct others to the excellent PrescQIPP Polypharmacy and Deprescribing resources.

We then heard from the true inspiration that is Lelly Oboh, Consultant Pharmacist, Older People, Guys & St Thomas’ London about how you and your patients can get the most from SMRs.

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Asthma care post Covid 19 and “SMASH” – The Salford medication safety dashboard

19th August 2020 – 12:45 to 13:45

We will continue to aim to make you “Stop, Think & Re-focus” to support you in your role to optimise medicine use for your local population.

We will be joined by 2 external speakers, Hetal Dhruve, a specialist respiratory pharmacist & clinical respiratory lead, for City and Hackney CCG and Darren Ashcroft, the Foundation Chair in Pharmacoepidemiology, at the University of Manchester.

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Structured Medication Review

27th July – 13:00 to 14:00

On 27th July, we welcomed Professor Nina Barnett, Consultant Pharmacist for Older People, who presented a webinar describing the key features of the Structured Medication Review within the Primary Care Network Contract DES.

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Teams – challenges, dynamics and performance – how to influence your clinical colleagues

17th June 2020 – 12:45 to 13:45

We continued to aim to make you “Stop, Think & Re-focus” to support you in your role to optimise medicine use for your local population.

This month we were joined by Jamie Hayes, an executive coach with a twenty-five-year career in healthcare, medical education, and behavioural change. A clinical pharmacist by background, Jamie is recognised as a forward thinking, innovative leader, with a flair for communication and the ability to inspire and motivate individuals.

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