AHSNs to support the Pharmacy Management National Forum 2017

Amy Schofield 02 November 2017

The Pharmacy Management National Forum will this year be supported by contributions from Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) around the country.

The forum, which takes place on Friday November 10 at the Novotel Conference Centre in West London, has chosen Patient-Centred Pharmacy as its theme for 2017. 

Free to NHS delegates, the forum focuses on both the use of medicines and their impact on patient care and NHS resources.

Now in its sixth year, the forum will benefit from a number of contributions from AHSNs, and will include a choice of Satellite Sessions from a selection of 24, plus an 'Innovation Zone' where colleagues will be demonstrating their latest advances.

The Health Innovation Network will provide the following sessions:

Patient Centred inhaler technique assessment and adherence support led by pharmacists using RightBreathe – Mandeep Butt and Dr Azhar Saleem
- AF work being developed nationally by all the AHSNs – Helen Williams
- An experience based co-design approach to pharmacy services – Catherine Dale
- 'Walk in my Shoes' – an experiential learning exchange project between GPs and Pharmacists – Cleo Butterworth.

Yorkshire and Humber AHSN:
- Polypharmacy Project (Funded by the Health Foundation) – Tony Jamieson and Chris Ranson.

Innovation Agency:
- Electronic Transfers of Care to Community Pharmacy – Learning from regional adoption – Andrew Shakeshaft (Head of Programmes, Innovation Agency, Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast); Hassan Argomandkhah (NHSE and Chair of LPN Merseyside); Matt Harvey (Chief officer, Liverpool Pharmaceutical Committee); Kevin Noble (Managing partner Pinnacle Health Partnership) and Sally Wright (Researcher, Liverpool John Moores University).

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