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28th April – 12.45 – 13.45

Acute Coronary Syndromes and the new NHS Integrated Care System model:

Helen Williams, Consultant Pharmacist for CVD Disease Southwark CCG and National Specialty Adviser for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at NHS England and NHS Improvement.

Julie Wood, PrescQIPP Non-Exec Director , Independent Healthcare Consultant and former CEO of NHS Clinical Commissioners.

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Long Term Condition Support / Focus on Best Practice / SMR case study

17th March 2021 – 12.45 – 13.45

Supporting Long term Condition reviews in PCNs – Mandeep Butt, Clinical Medicines Optimisation Lead Primary Care Innovation at UCL partners AHSN talked about the long-term condition (LTC) work they are doing to support LTC patient reviews in primary care, in particular, how to use RAG rating to identify the most appropriate patients for different health professionals.

It helped the group think about how their SMR role could integrate with LTC reviews whilst preventing duplication of effort and supporting other team members e.g. HCAs.

Mandeep was joined by Aiysha Saleemi who is a Darzi Fellow pharmacist and has worked in various sectors, including hospital pharmacy, Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Primary Care.

Practice Plus membership: Focus on Best Practice / SMR case for discussion and learning Steve Williams introduced another SMR case.

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Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship / PrescQIPP Hot Topic: NHSE Steroid Emergency Card

17th February – 12.45 – 13.45

Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship – Elizabeth Beech MBE, Regional Antimicrobial Stewardship Lead South West Region, NHS England and NHS Improvement presented an update in COVID-19 pandemic times.

PrescQIPP Hot Topic: NHSE Steroid Emergency Card to support early recognition and treatment of adrenal crisis in adults – a presentation by Sajida Khatri.

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English Discharge Medicines Service (DMS) / SMR case study

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, helped to prepare us for the launch of the English Discharge Medicines Service (DMS) in February 2021. He talked about what can we learn from the Welsh Discharge Medicines Review: the link been community and primary care.

SMR case study – Steve Williams presented 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 – 13.45

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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