Thanks to all the amazing people who supported us with our World Antibiotics Awareness Week campaign on Twitter. We’ve had hundreds of people engage and our tweets have been seen over 40,000 times across the world. We’re demonstrating the importance of pharmacy and pharmacists in the fight against antibiotic resistance.
See what folk across the UK have been doing on our Twitter pages; @GHPPharmacy
The 25th Congress of the EAHP – “Hospital Pharmacy 5.0 – the future of patient care“ will take place Gothenburg, Sweden on 25-27 March 2020. The 25th Congress of the EAHP is an excellent opportunity to learn about and share their experience with the latest advances in technologies that will shape the way how pharmaceutical care in hospitals will be delivered in the upcoming decades, while providing many opportunities for networking as well. To stay updated on EAHP Congresses, click here or visit our website at: http://www.eahp.eu/congresses
Don’t forget, early bird registration finishes on 30 November!
Heather Weaver updated the HNISC at their July meeting. Key points:
- Welcome to Roisin & Ewan & other council changes
- Apprentices – comment on feedback given and that we are continuing to attend meetings
- Council meetings being held in regions and linking with local regional meetings
Full report here.
Thursday 7th November 2019 | Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel
Our popular summer symposium is back in Birmingham this year. Excited to have relevant and topical updates from NHS England (Bruce Warner and Blake Dark). James Kent and John Minshull talk about rarely used medicines and we also get to hear about how Buckinghamshire Healthcare’s system wide medicines optimisation from Jayne Ballinger. The full programme is here
We’ve pulled together a some information about Indemnity. Our Contingent Medical Malpractice policy is available to all members whose work place has primary cover in place e.g. Primary or Secondary Care Clinical Negligence Scheme backed by the state. It only costs an additional £15 per year.
The Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists is pleased to announce Dr Roisin O’Hare as the new president. Roisin is the Leadof a Team of Teacher Practitioner Pharmacists across Northern Ireland, and has a wealth of experience and expertise in pharmacy training and education as well as employment and professional matters. She has worked as the Vice President for the last 2 years and on the Guild executive committee since 2008 as the Northern Ireland Regional Member and then as the Chair of Education and Development.
It is a historic presidency for Roisin, who is the first Northern Irish pharmacist to undertake this role. Roisin said ‘It is a great honour to become the president of this fantastic and important organisation. It is particularly special for me as my presidency will include the centenary of the formation of the Guild. I am keen that as an organisation we continue to promote the role of the pharmacist in the managed sector and influence national policy. It is an exciting time for pharmacists as recognition of our role and potential grows in all sectors, most notably in General Practice, and it is important that we support members in this changing landscape. I am particularly keen that we find new ways to engage with our members on a national and regional level to ensure we are representing them in the most effective way possible. I also want to note my thanks to Graeme Richardson for everything he has done as president over the last two years, and I am delighted that he is remaining on the executive as immediate past president. His experience and wisdom will be a great support to me and the rest of the committee.’