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PCPA Care Homes Symposium 2019

January 30, 2019

The Studio Venue, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham. B2 5EP

Event Summary:

**11th January 2019 - This event is now FULL.

If you would like to added to the reserve list, in case of any cancellations, please email **


For PCPA Members

The format for the day will be plenary sessions followed by presentations, interspersed with workshops, case scenarios and question and answer sessions.

There will be plenty of opportunity to network with colleagues.

Enter the poster comeptition and showcase your talents. Closure date 10th January 2019



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Please comment with any requirements we can help with eg. food allergies, wheelchair access.

PCPA provide all exhibitors with a full delegate list. This only includes the information that appears on your delegate badge, and does not contain any of your contact details.

Event Details:

  • 9.00 – 9.20    Coffee & Registration

  • 9.20 – 9.40    Chairs welcome and introduction to conference - Dr Graham Stretch

  • 9.40 – 10.10  Keynote Address – Connecting Generations – Dr Melrose Stewart, Chartered Physiotherapist

  • 10.10 – 10.50   National Highlights from England, and Wales: 

    Dr Wasim Baqir- Care Homes Pharmacy Lead at NHSE

    Tim Banner- All Wales Consultant Pharmacist

  • 10.50 – 11.20   Coffee and Exhibition

  • 11.20 – 12.15  Workshop one- Choice of three

  • 12.15 - 13.15 Lunch - During lunch there will be a poster display and an exhibition

  • 13.15 – 14.10  Workshop two– Choice of three

  • 14.10 – 15.05  Workshop Three– Choice of three

  • 15.05 – 15.30  Tea and Exhibition

  • 15.30 – 15.40  Poster Award Announcements - Presentations and Prize giving

  • 15.40 – 16.10  Care Homes – New Metrics - How will your services be measured? - Dr Wasim Baqir, Care Homes Pharmacy Lead at NHSE and Olivia Shaw, Lead Pharmacy Technician for Medicines Optimisation in Care Homes at NHSE

  • 16.10  Close

  • Showcase your talent and enter the PCPA poster competition. Closure date 10th January

    Download poster submission pack HERE


Please select which workshops you would like to attend from the options below, in order of preference.

We will endeavour to grant your first choice where possible. If sessions are over subscribed we will make an alternative selection for you. Your allocations will be shown on the rear of your delegate badge on the day.

We look forward to welcoming you to the PCPA event

Workshop 1 Sessions

The ABC of AF & Anticoagulation in older people - Helen Williams

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CQC What does outstanding look like? - Mindy Bhalla

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Case studies on how to manage frail older patients with complex needs - Lelly Oboh

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Workshop 2 Sessions

Reducing unplanned admissions from care homes - Dr Graham Stretch & Helen Pinney

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Medicines optimisation in care homes training pathway - Shannon Nickson and Wasim Baqir - CPPE & NHS England

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Nutrition and Frailty - Interactive case based discussions - Anne Holdoway, Dietitian & Dr Abbie Cawood, Nutritionist (Supported by Nutricia)

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Workshop 3 Sessions

Administering medication via enteral tubes PEG Guidelines - David Smithard (Supported by Rosemont)

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Medicines optimisation in care homes training pathway - Shannon Nickson and Wasim Baqir - CPPE & NHS England

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Covert administration - Sue Smith & Jackie Smith PrescQIPP

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Workshop 4 Sessions

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