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February 27, 2017
Experts described a variety of ways to increase the safety of intravenous medicines including constructive feedback after errors, a simple monitoring device, dose-banded chemotherapy and pharmacist-led clinics

Experts described a variety of ways to increase the safety of intravenous medicines including constructive feedback after errors, a simple monitoring device, dose-banded chemotherapy and pharmacist-led clinics

 

 

February 27, 2017
Recent studies suggest that single-use paper towels are the safest way to dry hands – jet air dryers are efficient but can disperse microbes widely and create aerosols that could be inhaled

Recent studies suggest that single-use paper towels are the safest way to dry hands – jet air dryers are efficient but can disperse microbes widely and create aerosols that could be inhaled

 

 

May 24, 2016
Pharmacists should be leading research into clinical effectiveness, prescribing medicines and improving patients’ outcomes through medicines optimisation, participants at the UKCPA Autumn Symposium heard

Pharmacists should be leading research into clinical effectiveness, prescribing medicines and improving patients’ outcomes through medicines optimisation, participants at the UKCPA Autumn Symposium heard

 

 

April 20, 2016
The UKCPA is delighted to receive a double accreditation from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. The UKCPA is now an accredited Faculty Training Provider and Foundation Training Provider

The UKCPA is a much respected organisation which has a reputation for delivering high quality education and training to the pharmacy workforce, notably through its conferences and masterclasses.

May 28, 2015
Prescribing errors, improvement science, nudge theory and the influence of human factors on medicines optimisation were some of the topics on the programme at the UKCPA residential symposium in November 2014

 

May 18, 2015
A new awards programme, Bayer Ophthalmology Honours, has been launched by Bayer HealthCare at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ Annual Congress. The programme aims to recognise and celebrate, on an annual basis, the outstanding work being carried out by multi-disciplinary teams in ophthalmology throughout the UK. Supported by the Macular Society and the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), the awards will identify exceptional initiatives that demonstrate clinical excellence and innovation in ophthalmology.

A new awards programme, Bayer Ophthalmology Honours, has been launched by Bayer HealthCare at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ Annual Congress. The programme aims to recognise and celebrate, on an annual basis, the outstanding work being carried out by multi-disciplinary teams in ophthalmology throughout the UK. Supported by the Macular Society and the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), the awards will identify exceptional initiatives that demonstrate clinical excellence and innovation in ophthalmology.
 

May 15, 2015
16 June Update on the treatment of type II diabetes UKCPA Diabetes and Endocrinology Group To view the event flyer, please see here: UKCPA Diabetes and Endocrinology Group Masterclass Information Flyer. This event has secured further industry sponsorship and the fee will be reduced SOON. Kingsway Hall Hotel, London. For venue location and travel information, please click here: http://www.kingswayhall.co.uk/contact-en.html.

16 June
Update on the treatment of type II diabetes
UKCPA Diabetes and Endocrinology Group
To view the event flyer, please see here: UKCPA Diabetes and Endocrinology Group Masterclass Information Flyer.
This event has secured further industry sponsorship and the fee will be reduced SOON.

April 27, 2015
The European Commission has licenced Avastin in combination with standard chemotherapy for the treatment of women with advanced cervical cancer. Until now, the treatment has been available ahead of licence to eligible patients in England via individual requests to the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF).

The European Commission has licenced Avastin in combination with standard chemotherapy for the treatment of women with advanced cervical cancer. Until now, the treatment has been available ahead of licence to eligible patients in England via individual requests to the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF).

April 27, 2015
RGU’s Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Student Chapter held an Anaphylaxis Event at the university’s Riverside East building at the end of March. Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that can develop rapidly. The event was organised to increase awareness of which prescription only medicines pharmacists are legally permitted to supply and administer without prescription in life saving situations.

RGU’s Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Student Chapter held an Anaphylaxis Event at the university’s Riverside East building at the end of March. Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that can develop rapidly. The event was organised to increase awareness of which prescription only medicines pharmacists are legally permitted to supply and administer without prescription in life saving situations.
 

March 11, 2015
New data presented show that Tresiba® (insulin degludec) improves blood glucose control, reduces the risk of hypoglycaemia and allows for dose reductions in certain patients. (1) These are the first real world data to show the value of insulin degludec in clinical practice across all five countries that prescribe the drug, including the UK, and support insulin degludec clinical trial data.

New data presented show that Tresiba® (insulin degludec) improves blood glucose control, reduces the risk of hypoglycaemia and allows for dose reductions in certain patients. (1) These are the first real world data to show the value of insulin degludec in clinical practice across all five countries that prescribe the drug, including the UK, and support insulin degludec clinical trial data.
 

 

February 20, 2015
1 June Starting out in critical care (repeat of March Masterclass) UKCPA Critical Care Group To view the event flyer, please see here: UKCPA Critical Care Group Starting out In Critical Care Masterclass Information Flyer – repeat. Crowne Plaza, Birmingham Centre. For venue location and travel information, please click here.

1 June
Starting out in critical care (repeat of March Masterclass)
UKCPA Critical Care Group
To view the event flyer, please see here: UKCPA Critical Care Group Starting out In Critical Care Masterclass Information Flyer – repeat.
Crowne Plaza, Birmingham Centre.  For venue location and travel information, please click here.

February 16, 2015
Experts described safety-focused innovations in practice and emerging safety issues at a one-day symposium sponsored by B Braun Medical. Topics included fluid therapy, blood glucose control, biosimilars and drug error reduction software

 

February 16, 2015
Here, we conclude our report of the 2014 HPE LIVE conference, with summaries of presentations from the advances in therapeutics and Industry updates streams

 

February 16, 2015
Nearly 500 delegates gathered at the GERPAC conference in Hyères in France to discuss aspects of aseptic preparation including cytotoxic contamination in the workplace and home, risk assessment, disinfection and syringe integrity testing

 

February 11, 2015
The Introduction to Pharmaceutical Care Course is an intensive programme of workshops specially designed for: Pre-registration pharmacy students in primary and secondary care. Newly qualified pharmacists wanting a foundation course prior to starting a clinical diploma. Pharmacists returning to practice who wish to update their clinical skills. Overseas pharmacists new to clinical practice.

The Introduction to Pharmaceutical Care Course is an intensive programme of workshops specially designed for:

February 2, 2015
An intensive programme of workshops specially designed for pre-registration pharmacy students in primary and secondary care, newly qualified pharmacists wanting a foundation course prior to starting a clinical diploma, pharmacists returning to practice who wish to update their clinical skills and overseas pharmacists new to clinical practice.

February
20–21 February
UKCPA Introduction to Pharmaceutical Care Course
To view the event flyer, please see here

 

November 10, 2014
Janssen R&D Ireland (Janssen) announced data from the primary endpoint of the PROTEAse Inhibitor (DRV/rtv) in mono or triple therapy in suppressed human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 infected subjects (PROTEA) study, and a systematic review of 12 clinical trials. Both the study and the review examined the boosted protease inhibitor darunavir as a possible basis for future maintenance monotherapy treatment for people living with HIV. The data were presented at the HIV Drug Therapy Glasgow 2014 Congress in Scotland.

Janssen R&D Ireland (Janssen) announced data from the primary endpoint of the PROTEAse Inhibitor (DRV/rtv) in mono or triple therapy in suppressed human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 infected subjects (PROTEA) study, and a systematic review of 12 clinical trials. Both the study and the review examined the boosted protease inhibitor darunavir as a possible basis for future maintenance monotherapy treatment for people living with HIV. The data were presented at the HIV Drug Therapy Glasgow 2014 Congress in Scotland.

August 18, 2014
The Chair of the UKCPA, Mark Borthwick, is delighted to announce that registration is now open for the UKCPA Autumn Symposium. This event has been endorsed by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

 

March 23, 2014
As the sale of e-cigarettes in pharmacies becomes more prevalent, we recognise that supplying and promoting e-cigarettes, none of which are licensed products, poses an ethical dilemma for pharmacists.

 

March 23, 2014
The RPS, BPSA and the UKCPA are delighted to present their first joint event aimed at pre-registration and newly qualified pharmacists who are looking to gain the advice and tools needed to successfully launch their careers in pharmacy.

 

February 13, 2014
Helen Williams, Royal Pharmaceutical Society expert on heart medicines and consultant pharmacist, said: “I welcome this consultation on the recommendation from NICE to lower the threshold for access to statin therapy for the first line prevention of heart attacks and strokes."

 

January 30, 2014
Please find UKCPA events listing below for events taking place in February – April 2014 (plus web links).

 

January 15, 2014
The United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA) welcomes the Scottish Government’s vision for the future of pharmaceutical care in Scotland, as laid out in “Prescription for Excellence: A vision and action plan for the right pharmaceutical care through integrated partnerships and innovation”.

 

November 18, 2013
Now or Never: shaping pharmacy for the future urges a radical shift in the role of pharmacists in England towards improving care for those who need it most.

 

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