NEL LPC Pharmacists Respond to Call to Action

We have been very fortunate in securing some excellent speakers on the key changes that will impact on your business followed by workshops for you to discuss the NHS Pharmacy Call to Action.

This is your chance to hear about the future of community pharmacy and decide on what action you will take and what action you want your LPC to take on the future of pharmacy. Your LPC will be putting a Pharmacy Call to Action report together for NHS England, PSNC, commissioners and LPC members based upon this event.


09:15ā€“10:00: Registrations and refreshments

10:00- 10:05: Intro & welcome, Surinder Singh Kalsi

10:05-10:15: Settting the Scene: Resistance to Change, Hemant Patel

10:15-10:45: Call to action NHS perspective, Tony Carson, NHS England

10:45-11:15: Now or Never, Ash Soni, English Pharmacy Board

11:15-11:45: The Changing Face of Community Pharmacy, Robert Miller, Henry Perlow Group

11:45-12:15: GPhC Inspection, Leyla Hannbeck, NPA, Head of Pharmacy Services

12:15-12:30: Supporting Your Training Needs, Denise Skinner, Tower Hamlets College

12:30-13:15: Lunch

13:15-13:45: The digital world of pharmacy, Mohammed Hussain, LPN Chair, LPN representative Community Pharmacy Strategy Group, NHS England, Clinical informatician

13:45-14:05: An aspect of Public Health and the role of community pharmacy
Ed Gammans, Microlife


Call to Action Workshops ā€“ 2 hours
1. How can we create a culture where the public in England are aware of and utilise fully the range of services available from their local community pharmacy now and in the future?

2. How can the way we commission services from community pharmacy maximise the potential for community pharmacy to support patients to get more from their medicines?

3. How can we better integrate community pharmacy services into the patient care pathway?

4. How can the use of a range of technologies increase the safety of dispensing?

Agreeing the next steps for action: Hemant Patel

Conclusion, thanks and farewell

About Hemant Patel

The Secretary was appointed on 15th. June 1995 and has served the LPC and the pharmacy contractors and pharmacists continuously since then. He served four terms as President of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, and a term as Chairman of the National Pharmacy Association. He was also a Vice-Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee. Internationally, he has served on the Council of Federation of International Pharmacy and also was a Vice-Chairman of the Commonwealth Pharmaceutical Association. He has also led a number of innovative projects at national and local level.

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