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PCPA Practice Pharmacy Symposium 2019

October 8, 2019

Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, Coram St, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1HT

Event Summary:

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 competition and showcase your talents. Closure date 12th September 2019.

Download your poster pack HERE or email for a poster pack

This event is PCPA members only event. £199.00 for non PCPA members and £350 for Industry delegate tickets. 

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


Please note that we often have a Reserve List for our conference days and as we've previously faced a number of non-attendees, we are now charging a non-attendance fee of £50 for delegates who do not attend without 48 hours’ cancellation notice. Therefore, if you are unable to attend, please do get in touch as soon as possible via We hope you understand

Registrations for this event are now closed. For any last minute registrations/cancellations or queries please mail


Event Details:

  • 9.00 – 9.20 Registration - Collect your delegate badge from reception on the ground floor. Have a morning tea or coffee and visit the exhibition stands.

     Enjoy your day!

  • 9.20 – 9.25 Chairs welcome and introduction to conference – Helen Kilminster

  • 9.25 – 9.50 Keynote Address "Personlised care" – James Sanderson- Director of Personalised Care - NHS England 

  • 9.55 – 10.50 Workshop session one. Your workshop sessions will be printed on the back of your delegate badge.

  • 10.50 – 11.20 Refreshments. Please use this opportunity to view the posters and exhibition stands.

  • 11.20 - 12.15 Workshop session two

  • 12.15 – 13.15 LUNCH - Please use this opportunity to view the posters and exhibition stands.

  • 13.15 – 14.10 Workshop session three                  

  • 14.10 – 15.05 Workshop session four

  • 15.05 – 15.35 Refreshments. Please use this opportunity to view the posters and exhibition stands

  • 15.35 – 15.45 Poster awards - Winners announced

  • 15.45 - 16.15 PCN Experts Panel - Questions will be submitted throughout the day and discussed in detail by the experts. Panelists include: Christiana Melam (Chief Executive, NALW), Dr. Stephanie Coughlin (GP Principal), Dr Graham Stretch (PCN Clinical Director), Helen Kilminster (PCN Clinical Director) and Nipa Patel (Senior PCN Pharmacist)

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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

Anticholinergic Burden- Sue Smith, Head of Education PrescQIPP 

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Osteoporosis management in general practice- Nipa Patel, Practice Pharmacist (Supported by AMGEN)

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Early Cancer Diagnosis- Ade Williams, GP Pharmacist

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Workshop 2 Sessions

PCNs Practical Tips and Advice- Dr Graham Stretch, GP Clinical Pharmacist and PCPA President

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Skills Zone Sessions: **Interactive sessions**Inhaler technique :Nipa Patel, Practice Pharmacist -- Injection Technique: Helen Kilminster, Sharon Preston, Nurse, Clare Allitt, Nurse (Supported by Novo Nordisk)--AliveCor/BP: Gareth Malson, GP Pharmacist 

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Evolving Developments in the management of COPD - Professor Dave Singh, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology & Respiratory Medicine
(Supported by Chiesi)

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Workshop 3 Sessions

New Evidence Beyond Glycaemic Control - Dr Dipesh Patel, Consultant Diabetologist (Supported by AstraZeneca)

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PINCER In practice – Robin Conibere, GP Pharmacist & Dr Sarah Rodgers, PINCER National Programme Manager PRIMIS

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Managing Cardiovascular risk in practice - Brendon Jiang, GP Clinical Pharmacist

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Workshop 4 Sessions

Structured Medication reviews – Ravi Sharma, Director for England RPS & Lelly Oboh, Consultant Pharmacist

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ABCD Head to Toe Physical Assessments- Stephen-Andrew Whyte, Urgent and Emergency Care Lead Pharmacist

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Home truths about how we manage asthma in primary care - Jonathan Laird, GP Pharmacist (Supported by TEVA)

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